Spider-Man: Far From Home shows explicit ways to connect with so many other MCU films. It had Easter Eggs and connections to Civil War, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America 2, Black Panther & Captain Marvel apart from the two Avengers movies. While we’ve seen or talked about how these connections were established in the film, there’s one particular movie that we missed out. Apparently, many MCU films try to stay away from The Incredible Hulk.
It goes without saying but mild Spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home ahead.
Since it was a Universal property and portrayed a Hulk played by a different actor, Marvel usually stays away from the film as much as possible. Except for William Hurt who played General Ross in the film, no other character has reprised their role in the MCU. Marvel never sought to bring Betty back, but we’ve heard rumors that we will be seeing the likes of Abomination and The Leader return for a Thunderbolts film.
Getting back to Spider-Man: Far From Home, we see an exclusive connection to the only solo Hulk movie of the MCU in the latest Sony movie. It was done by using a particular piece of weapon-technology in the Stark drones that we saw throughout the film. Apparently, the drones were weaponized by sonic wave emitters which were also used against The Hulk when Emil Blonsky came face to face with The Hulk for the first time.
Director Jon Watts was actually pretty keen to bring that tech back in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here’s what he told Comicbook.com about it:
“We talked about that. It’s the way they stopped the Hulk. Yeah. Yeah. Those those sonic cannons, and they’re actually based on real things too. But yeah, we wanted that to be… that’s a deep cut. Those are good eyes.”
What we saw of these Sonic Canons was that they were upgraded to be used in the little Stark drones and did prove to be quite effective for the better part of the third act. It’s really a cool way to use them as a callback to the Hulk movie. Spidey was able to counter those soundwave emitters & we really loved how he used his Peter Tingle against the Stark Drones that Mysterio threw at him. That probably was the best Spider-Man fight sequence we have ever seen on screen! Spider-Man can kick really kick some ass and Far From Home gave us an exclusive look at that.
The scale, scope and the action sequences in this film were levelled up, and that’s exactly what Director Jon Watts wanted to do with the Spider-Man sequel. He said:
“I wanted to really raise the action stakes from the last movie. With the Vulture it’s a one-on-one fight. A mechanized villain. But with Spider-Man, you have the ability to do so much more. We’ve seen him fight much larger villains and have spectacular set pieces…I’ve always loved Hydro-Man and Molten Man and his ability to have a giant, elemental kind of creature for Spider-Man to fight against. Anything that makes things more difficult for him and opens up visual opportunities for me, I’ll run at bat.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home stars 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).
Here’s the official Synopsis:
“Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”