Spider-Man: Far From Home will be launching its new trailer for the worldwide audiences next week, but we already know certain details from its debut at the Brazil CCXP last Saturday. We got to know that Peter Parker will actually be done with his days of being Spider-Man, and he will leave his suit back in New York in order to go on his summer vacation to Europe with his friends. This is where Nick Fury would come in to recruit Peter.
Not only does Fury offer Peter his new Stealth suit that we saw in the set photos and videos, but the turning point happens right here as Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio gets introduced as a hero backed by SHIELD. Mysterio and Spider-Man would partner up to take on the Elementals that are threatening various countries in Europe.
But knowing all this, we have probably forgotten a deal that Sony and Marvel had for every solo Spider-Man film. Spidey has a 6 picture sharing period for now as he has to appear in 3 crossover events and 3 solo films that are supposed to come out every two years.
In those 3 solo films, it is mandatory for Marvel to put in 2 MCU heroes as well. Spider-Man: Homecoming brought in Tony Stark as the Mentor of Peter Parker while Captain America ending up making several cameos that gave us different lessons of life.
For Spider-Man: Far From Home, we do not have an idea as to which Superhero is supposed to come to the aid of Spider-Man in the Homecoming sequel. One of those contractually obligated characters is surely Nick Fury as he is supposed to be the one that mentors Peter Parker along with Mysterio. But Mysterio is not another Superhero as the trailer portrays, he is the big villain of the film.
So who exactly is going to be the second Marvel held Superhero that will be in the film? Reports recently suggested that Marvel is developing Shang Chi Movie with an Asian Star in the lead. China has become a huge market for all kinds of Superhero movies, and Marvel movies in particular.
So, Marvel will supposedly push more films that have ties to Asian countries, especially China. This country has done wonders for Venom, and probably Aquaman as well. It has always been a huge audience for the Avengers brand and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
A Shang Chi movie with an Asian actor in the lead is a pretty tactical move. The future seems to be strange and diverse at the same time, as we never would have thought 10 years ago that the likes of Black Widow, Shang Chi and the Eternals will be the ones leading the Phase 4 of MCU.
The character of Shang-Chi appeared back in December 1973, when the #15 Special Marvel Edition came out and that’s when we saw Shang-Chi for the very first time. Well, the superhero was created by writer Steve Englehart along with artist Jim Starlin. As reported by Deadline, Marvel is eyeing Asian American writer Dave Callaham to pen down the film.
Now, coming back to Spider-Man: Far From Home, we know that Dave Callaham has been involved with the project. There is also the fact that Marvel has cast Asian Actor Remy Hii for a mysterious role in Spider-Man: Far From Home. People suspected him to be playing Hydro-Man, but things could be totally different here. Remy Hii is an actor that has a lot of growth potential in Hollywood. He is just coming off of the successful Crazy Rich Asians, so perhaps Marvel could have signed him up for multiple movies as Shang Chi.
He could perfectly fit in with the role of an Asian Superhero within the MCU, and moreover, Shang Chi could actually lay down the path for Iron Fist to join the movies division later on.
Introducing characters before their origin films has become the Marvel way now. Spider-Man and Black Panther both were introduced in Civil War before their solo films. So, Shang Chi could somehow be brought into the picture by Spider-Man: Far From Home through an extended cameo of sorts.
We’ll only know for sure when the film comes out on July 5, 2019.