Spider-Man: Far From Home - Every Update You Need To Know

by Thomas Bacon – on Jun 29, 2018 in SR Originals

Straight after Avengers 4 comes Spider-Man: Far From Home. The sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jon Watts' follow-up is the second film in the Marvel-Sony deal to share the character, and will see Peter Parker leave New York City behind for Europe on a summer vacation. Tom Holland is back as Peter Parker, and he's set to go up against a major chunk of Spidey's rogue's gallery, including Michael Keaton's Vulture and Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.

Release Date: July 5, 2019Confirmed Cast: Tom HollandDirector: Jon WattsWriters: Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers

13 Tom Holland's Spider-Man Returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home

According to Marvel's Kevin Feige, Tom Holland's Spider-Man has a five-movie storyline in the MCU. The character was introduced in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, and he absolutely blew fans away. This was a Spider-Man never seen on the big screen before; a teenage superhero who was new to his powers, freshly exposed to a world of superheroes. The new Spider-Man was struggling to balance his superhero activities and his everyday life, right down to telling Tony Stark he couldn't go to Germany - he had homework to do! 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming followed the same formula, with director Jon Watts creating a high-action teenage adventure in the style of John Hughes. The story continued in Avengers: Infinity War, but took a tragic twist, with Spider-Man one of the heroes believed killed when Thanos snapped his fingers. We can presume he'll be resurrected in the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, which will then lead on into the Homecoming sequel.

Tom Holland "leaked" the film's title in June, and it was swiftly confirmed by Kevin Feige. According to Feige, there are "multiple meanings" behind the title, and Marvel like the connection to Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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12 Far From Home Is the Second Part of a Trilogy

In 2014, Marvel's Kevin Feige approached Sony with the idea of bringing Spider-Man into the MCU. Marvel proposed that Sony should keep the license; the studio would pay for the movie, distribute it, and market it. Marvel, however, would make the film on Sony's behalf. What's more, they'd be able to incorporate Spider-Man into the MCU. Sony initially rejected the proposal, preferring to continue making their own films. The box office failure of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 forced the studio to reconsider, especially after their discussions with Marvel went public when Sony was hacked in late 2014. Sony convened a Spider-Man summit in February 2015, and agreed to accept Marvel's proposal.

The original deal was for Marvel to make a Spider-Man trilogy, with a new film releasing every two years. Spider-Man: Homecoming released in 2017, the Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 is due for release in 2019, and Tom Holland has confirmed a third film is in the works - presumably to release in 2021. It looks as though not much changed from the leaked version.

Read More: How Kevin Feige Convinced Sony to Lend Spider-Man to Marvel

11 Who Else is Back In Spider-Man: Homecoming's Sequel?

It's safe to say that certain key characters will return for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, including Marisa Tomei's Aunt May, Jacob Batalon's Ned Leeds, and Zendaya's Michelle; none, however, have yet been officially confirmed. There are rumors Laura Harrier will reprise the role of Liz Allen too, although she seemed to be written out at the end of Homecoming. The end-credits sequence of Homecoming seemed to imply Michael Mando's Scorpion would likely play a role in the sequel. Michael Keaton's Vulture is confirmed to return, and many viewers believe Marvel is building up to the Sinister Six.

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10 Mysterio is the Villain of Spider-Man: Far From Home

It's been confirmed that Mysterio is the main villain of Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks for the role. Mysterio is a classic Spider-Man villain, a special-effects wizard who's dedicated himself to a life of crime. It's important to note that Mysterio and the Vulture typically move in the same circles in the comics. In fact, both have strong connections to the Tinkerer, who in the movies has been a member of the Vulture's gang and was still a free man at the end of Homecoming. That makes the introduction of Mysterio a logical, organic development in the Spider-Man franchise. The fact Marvel has already introduced three members of the Sinister Six hasn't gone unnoticed either; there's a clear sense of direction to this.

Read More: Casting the Sinister Six For the MCU

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