Sony gets a deserved bad rap for putting revealing too much in previous Spider-Man films. From the Andrew Garfield Spidey flicks to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, there are always bits in their trailers that feel a little bit too much. But yesterday’s Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer felt strangely welcome and exciting despite its massive reveals. The trailer relies heavily on the details of Avengers: Endgame‘s aftermath which the world is still very much hyped for, as it opens with Peter’s mourning of Tony Stark. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about Peter’s mourning, Watts had this to say:
We saw how the various individuals reacted to [Tony’s death at the end of Endgame], but we haven’t seen the global fallout at all.
I pointed out in last night’s trailer breakdown that Ned wasn’t the only classmate that looked exactly the same as we last saw them in Homecoming, confirming my suspicions that this lot of their class was snapped.
Watts confirmed that Jacob Batalon’s Ned, Zendaya’s MJ, and Tony Revolori’s Flash were all snapped, but some of Peter’s classmates were left behind, and they’re now all five years older. He compared it to 1986’s Flight of the Navigator, about a boy who disappears and reemerges after eight years, having not aged a day. (He returns home to find his younger brother is now several years older.) “That’s a really weird situation to find yourself in, but it’s also something you can have a lot of fun with, too,” Watts says.
By far the most exciting reveal in the trailer was the revelation that the Multiverse would play into the film’s narrative courtesy of Endgame.
Endgame opened up the possibilities for a much, much larger universe. All that stuff sort of converged in the perfect way for us.
Of course, all that Multiverse stuff isn’t going to matter if Mysterio ends up bullshitting everyone, which he has been known to do on a daily basis in the comics. Watts further shared his thoughts on bringing the iconic villain to life onscreen and why they gave him a heroic ruse.
What I wanted to do was bring this iconic character into the world in a way that people weren’t expecting. And Mysterio as the hero is definitely something that we haven’t seen before. The idea of Spider-Man, Mysterio, and Nick Fury teaming up to take on this global threat of the Elementals was really exciting.
Tony Stark may be gone but Peter won’t have any shortage of paternal figures in his life as Happy Hogan and of course, Nick Fury. Watt’s says the Nick Fury we’ll get in Far from Home will be one that has an outlook we’ve never seen before.
He’s been gone for five years, too. He’s the guy who’s always known everything about everything. He’s the guy who created the Avengers, and now here he is, returning after five years and seeing a very, very different world. So that’s a situation we’ve never seen him in before. The guy who’s always been in control not having the same level of control is interesting.
Source: Entertainment Weekly