Yesterday, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios premiered the full trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the upcoming sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and a film that deals with the immediate aftermath of “Avengers: Endgame”.
The trailer was a surprise in that it happily gave away a bunch of ‘Endgame’ spoilers along with throwing in a curveball all its own – revealing the seeming existence of a Marvel Multiverse created in the wake of the Snap.
Today, the film’s director Jon Watts has broken down scenes and story elements from the trailer and answered many questions fans have had in the wake of its release as part of a feature piece with Fandango.
First up, Watts confirms some people you will NOT be seeing here – namely Michael Keaton’s Vulture, Laura Harrier’s Liz, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk or a kid playing Miles Morales. In regards to the latter, he says: “There is no Miles in this film, or at least not yet. But who knows… we edit these films down to the last second, so you never know.”
Next he confirms the film is going to start “almost immediately after the events of Endgame” and will deal with the result of some people having vanished for five years and having now returned without ageing:
“So we get to see the neighborhood from the first movie dealing with the implications of all of the crazy fallout of Endgame. And, you know, in classic New York style, everyone is just moving on and getting on with their daily lives. Ya know, half the people that disappeared are now back, so let’s move on. [laughs].
I used Peter Parker/Spider-Man as an opportunity to get that ground-level perspective to show you what it would look like if all these crazy things had happened. What would day-to-day life be? If you were snapped away, you’d have to work backwards and retake your midterms.
That was one of the most fun things, just talking through what the most mundane implications would be. Like, your birthday on your driver’s license or passport would say that you are five years older than you technically are. Those sorts of questions are just so fascinating to me, and I really wanted to get into the minutiae of it and really explore that.”
He also confirms that Aunt May, like Peter, vanished into dust and came back. He was also asked the big question most have been wondering – does the film really introduce a Marvel Multiverse or is it simply Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio lying?:
“We had to look at it in terms of the scope of what happened at the end of Endgame. Seeing all the crazy things that they did and all the questions that raises. So we’re definitely trying to answer one of the big ones – alternate timelines. So many possibilities opened up at the end of Endgame, and Peter Parker is one of the few people on the ground dealing with them. In the film, it’s similar to the trailer, he [Mysterio] is introduced as a potential ally to fight off this elemental threat… They’re both from the same sort of parallel dimension, yeah;;”
Nick Fury also plays a big part in this. Having been absent for the past five years, he returns and is now playing catch-up: “He disappeared for five years and the world changed dramatically in his absence, and here he is trying to put together a new team.”
“Spider-Man: Far from Home” opens the first week of July in cinemas.