The Spider-Man franchise needed to be revitalized after Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy followed by the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, which had to be shut after two movies as it fell way below Sony’s expectations. As a result, Marvel and Sony decided to collaborate and launch a new Spider-Man franchise that will re-invent one of the most beloved superhero.
The actor Tom Holland cast as Spider-Man and he displayed knack to pull off both Peter Parker and the superhero with incredible poise. His performance is considered to be the best version of Spider-Man till now, and very rightly so. He was introduced into the MCU in Civil War where Tony Stark brought him onto his team to fight against Team Cap. He was pretty amazing on the battlefield and show some real potential.
The first movie was titled Spider-Man: Homecoming adapted from classic “Spider-Man: Homecoming” storyline from the 1990’s. It was set in the aftermath of events of Captain America: Civil War, where he finally came to terms with his new found superhero persona. He got an upgraded suit and he subsequently took down 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.”
WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS…
A new SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME set video from outside of London shows @TomHolland1996's Peter Parker at an airport!
(via Reddit user Jorgy_Morgy) pic.twitter.com/1tl2U7uDbq
— MCU Direct (@MCU_Direct) August 17, 2018
The plot of the film is still under wraps as the level of secrecy in a Marvel film is way above than any run-of-the-mill movie. But there are spies everywhere, so a new set video has been released which is shot at an airport outside London. In the scene, Holland’s character Peter Parker is seen exiting the airport in a hurry as he was held up doing some superhero stuff.
He came with his high-school batch on a field trip as one of the crew members’ t-shirts seem to match the school logo.
The actress Zendaya will reprise MJ/Michelle in Spider-Man: Far From Home, she recently shared a photo of co-star Jacob Batalon on social media during the filming. He is seen playing guitar in a deadpool T-Shirt.
The casting process is going on in full swing and recently actor J.B. Smoove has been added to play a mysterious lead role in the film. Further, Jake Gyllenhaal is almost confirmed to play iconic Spider-Man villain Mysterio and there could be another villain Hydro-Man. Also, Michael Keaton is coming to reprise his role of Adrian Toomes aka Vulture and Marisa Tomei (Peter Parker’s aunt) is coming back.
It is also being reported that Samuel Jackson aka Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders aka Mariah Hill could be appearing in the sequel too. Both of them would apparently survive Avengers 4 and ‘Far From Home’ is set right after A4.
Amy Pascal, the executive producer has released a statement about the possible crossover between Spider-Man and other Marvel heroes:
“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, the ten pole, the signature and…the other movies that Sony’s going to make, in their relationship to this (MCU) Spider-Man, take place in this new 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 within few weeks after Avengers 4. The movie is directed by Jon Watts who also directed Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is now available in Blu ray with bonus material. The official movie synopsis of Spider-Man: Far From Home 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”.