Spider-Man: Far From Home is less than 2 months away from us now and so we are getting quite a few scenes and interviews about the upcoming Homecoming sequel. It will follow the events of Avengers: Endgame. But since it is set about 7 years post Homecoming, we’d surely see some changes compared to Homecoming. For starters, there are a bunch of new characters that have been added to the film. By now, almost none of those are a mystery to us.
Curb Your Enthusiasm star J.B. Smoove was brought in to play a certain character. What’s funny is that he has already teamed up with Peter Parker in an Audi Commercial that came out during the Homecoming period. But after he was announced to return in Spider-Man: Far From Home, there was a lot of speculation around who he was going to play in the film and people had some crazy theories about it. We believed that Smoove could actually play a new version of J. Jonah Jameson. But some far-fetched theories even claimed that he could actually by Uncle Ben shown through flashback sequences.
When the first set photos hit the internet last year, we saw him present along with the bunch of students that are going to this Europe trip. That made us believe that Smoove could actually be one of the school Teachers, or perhaps a Tour Guide. Well, we were partially right as Producer Eric Carroll has confirmed that he is an unwitting chaperone who goes by Mr. Dell.
In his interview with Screenrant, Carroll said:
“We’re also bringing back Martin Starr as the hapless Mr. Harrington. Together [with Mr. Dell], they constitute the least-capable group of chaperones ever to be sent to Europe with a bunch of kids. When we knew we wanted a teacher to be escorting these kids across Europe, [Mr. Harrington] was our first choice,” Carroll said, adding the Audi commercial — which saw Parker take his driving test, piloting a prototype owned by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) — fit into the tone the filmmaker’s sought for the Homecoming follow up.
So, sure enough, now we’ve got these two as this amazing comedic pair showing these kids around Europe. Martin Starr, he’s like, ‘Okay, kids, there’s a water monster. So, maybe we’ll—’and then you’ve got J.B. Smoove doing the exact opposite. ‘Are you guys seeing this?!’”
Well, the dynamic between these two teachers will be a comic relief for us. What’s great about this film is that the story has not been revealed by the big number of set photos, or the footage that we have seen from the two trailers. The only key plot point that we know is that this film will interact with the MCU’s Multiverse.
Tom Holland teased a big twist to be a part of the film. Homecoming gave us a little one, while Spider-Man: Far From Home will actually leave us all stunned when the film flips. He said:
“There’s a scene in this film where audiences will feel like they were punched in the face. Even filming it, I remember walking out and then watching it again on the monitors and asking Jon [Watts], ‘Are you sure that’s okay?’ And he’s like, ‘No, it’s not. People are going to hate this scene.’ But it really… God, it’s pretty crazy. And it’s very similar in the way that it’s very tense, and it sort of rips the rug from underneath your feet. It’s pretty awesome.”
While we don’t really know what this twist is going to be, but we can expect it to be something related to Mysterio’s big turn into being the villain. He is going to be a Mentor of Peter initially, but Peter will probably get the biggest shock of his life when Mr. Beck turns out to be the real bad guy!
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out on July 2, and it is going to star Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Zendaya (Michelle Jones), Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Angourie Rice (Betty, Jacob Batalon (Ned), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), and Numan Acar (Magnum).