The first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far from Home felt isolated from the rest of the MCU. Peter Parker goes on European trip with friends, encounters bad guys, battles them all over the continent. Pretty simple, and ultimately kind of misleading, if the new trailer — the first released post-Endgame — is to be believed.
Tom Holland warns viewers who haven’t seen Endgame that the trailer contains “major spoilers.” That’s because, judging by this trailer, Far from Home is essentially Endgame 2, a movie in which everyone is figuring out what the hell to do after Iron Man’s death. It now makes a lot more sense that it, and not Endgame, is closing out this phase of the MCU.
Peter is sad that his mentor and quasi-father figure is gone, and he’s bombarded with constant reminders of that personal loss.
But there’s still crime to be fought, and an action sequence shows Spider-Man wearing an exoskeleton, bouncing around and wrapping up some evil henchmen in spider webs. Classic Spidey stuff.
“You gonna be the next Iron Man now?” a cop asks him after the melee is over.
“No, I don’t have time I’m too busy doing your job,” Parker jokes back. Anyways, he’s got a European vacation planned with his friends and the girl he’s in love with, the people he’s known since before that spider bit him, those he’s desperately trying to hold onto amidst all of the insanity.
Unfortunately, Iron Man’s death has left a vacuum in the world of superheroes, and Nick Fury is recuiting Spider-Man to fill the void.
Fury introduces Parker to Quentin Beck, revealing that “Beck is from Earth, just not ours. The snap tore a hole in our dimension.”
“You’re saying there’s a multiverse?” Parker replies, gaining a sense of the magnitude of the situation and the fact that, without Iron Man (or the unavailable Thor or Captain Marvel), he is the one who can complete the mission Nick Fury and Maria Hill are planning.
After one last complaint that he just wants to be “friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man” Nick Fury forcefully points something out to Parker.
“Bitch please, you’ve been to space.” Amen. Parker’s mission is no longer about saving a city from petty criminals or even evil masterminds. It’s about saving the whole damn world from metaphysical ruin.
But “saving the world requires sacrifice. Sometimes, people die,” Quentin Beck tells Parker. Beck is from an alternate version of earth that exists in the multiverse created by Thanos’s snap. He also looks to be a formidable villain in Far from Home, and we’re curious to see who exactly Beck wants to sacrifice.
“The world needs the next Iron Man,” Parker points out. Will he abandon his vacation to step up to fill his mentor’s shoes? The all-black Spidey suit we see in the latter part of the trailer says yes, but we’ll have to wait until July 5 to find out for sure.