The Spiderman franchise needed oxygen and reached to a dead end after Sam Raimi’s Spiderman trilogy ended and the Amazing Spiderman franchise had to be shelved after two movies as it couldn’t bring the desired returns for the studio. Hence, Marvel and Sony decided to collaborate and launch a new Spider-Man franchise that could bring back the lost glory of one of the most beloved superhero.
The actor Tom Holland was cast as Spider-Man and he successfully pulled off both Peter Parker and Spiderman. He is considered by many to be the best version of Spider-Man among all. He was introduced into the MCU in Civil War where Tony Stark aka Iron Man decided to bring him into his team to fight against Team Cap. For a rookie like him, it was a big deal to lift Cap’s Shield.
The first movie was titled Spiderman: Homecoming, adapted from “Spider-Man Homecoming” storyline from the 1990’s comic. The movie was set in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War. Tony Stark became Parker’s mentor and offered him Stark internship where he would learn how to be a superhero. He got an upgraded suit and with that, he could defeat Vulture and thwart his evil designs.
The movie was a massive blockbuster and earned over $750 million at the box office globally. This paved the way for a sequel which has already begun to generate hype and excitement.
Recently, Tom Holland took to his Instagram and revealed the official title of the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel and it’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. Well, the Marvel President Kevin Feige think that the title is pretty apt for several reasons. He said:
“We start filming early July. We film in London. We shot first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe.”
Feige added that events of Infinity War will have an impact as the sequel will literally begin minutes after Avengers 4 has ended. Amy Pascal, the executive producer said: “What I think we should focus on is this Spider-Man who started in Civil War and then has this movie, and then will be in the Avengers movie. And we are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story.”
Recently, Zendaya (who played MJ/Michelle in Spiderman: Homecoming) took to social media and shared a photo of co-star Jacob Batalon during filming of Spider-Man: Far From Home. He is seen playing guitar in a deadpool T-Shirt. The set photos of the movie have begun to hit online.
The casting process is going in full flow and recently J.B. Smoove has been added to play a mysterious lead role in the film. Further, Jake Gyllenhaal is almost confirmed to play iconic Spiderman villain Mysterio and Michael Keaton will reprise his role of Adrian Toomes aka Vulture in the sequel too. Also, Marisa Tomei (Peter Parker’s aunt) is coming back.
Amy Pascal, the executive producer has issued a clarification about the possible crossover between Spiderman and other Marvel heroes and said:
“First, there is Spider-Man happily in the place where he’s supposed to be which is in the Marvel Universe. I think everything comes from that. This is the signpost, thetentpole, the signature and…the other movies that Sony’s going to make, in their relationship to this (MCU) Spider-Man, take place in thisnew world. Although you’re not going to see them in the Marvel Universe, it’s in the same reality.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released on July 5, 2019 i.e right after Avengers 4. The details about the plot is still unknown, but set photos have begun to surface online. It is directed by Jon Watts. Spider-Man: Homecoming is now available in Blu ray with all the bonus content, so do catch up. The official movie synopsis reads:
“Peter Parker tries to stop Adrian Toomes from selling weapons made with advanced Chitauri technology while trying to balance his life as an ordinary high school student”.