Sony has released the first SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME trailer. The upcoming sequel to SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING has Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his friends headed to Europe on a school trip, but Peter’s fun becomes disrupted when elemental creatures start terrorizing various European locales. Recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to step up and fight these things, Peter starts wishing he could just go back and be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man again.
This trailer looks exactly like a sequel to SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. It’s cute and fun, and I love the idea of sending the kids on a European vacation. Adding Nick Fury to the mix also increases the stakes from an MCU standpoint, and I like that Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Mysterio is only briefly revealed in mysterious fashion (he’s totally a bad guy pretending to be a good guy right?). It looks fun! But I’m not sure Sony Pictures anticipated that FAR FROM HOME would be judged so closely to SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, which is an unfair comparison given that they’re very different films. FAR FROM HOME looks to be a very fun ride and I’m curious to see what surprises are in store.
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME opens July 5, 2019 and also stars Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Cobie Smulders, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, JB Smoove, and Jake Gyllenhaal.