The first set photos for Spider-Man: Far From Home has appeared online.
Casually starting off the week by watching Tom Holland walk onto set where they’re filming the new Spider-Man movie, just around the corner from where I live. pic.twitter.com/folz0ooCMi
— Sophie Playle (@sophieplayle) July 2, 2018
Filming in London, Spider-Man: Far From Home will take place literally minutes after the events of Avengers 4 (which is rumored to be titled Avengers: End Game). As for why it’s called Far From Home, it appears that our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be away from New York for the majority of the film. In an interview with io9, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had this to say regarding the title and location of the web-slinging sequel:
“We know it’s the summer. I think it’s summer vacation. I think he’s going to Europe with his friends. I don’t know what summer… I mean, I do know [but you don’t].”
Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts will return for the sequel along with Jacob Batalon (Peter’s best friend Ned), Zendaya (MJ), and Marisa Tomei (Aunt May).
Although it has not been confirmed by Marvel Studios yet, it has been reported that Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) is in talks to play Mysterio. Quentin Beck AKA Mysterio was a well-accomplished special effects artist in Hollywood. After failing to become a famous actor, Beck decides to put his talents to use by becoming a supervillain (that took a dark turn). In his various appearances in comics and animation, Mysterio has been both a threat and a comic relief to the web-slinger.
It’s safe to say that Feige and the MCU will be putting their own spin on the character, much like how they handled Michael Keaton’s Vulture. Keaton is also rumored to reprise his role as the Vulture in Far From Home.
As we reported a few weeks ago, Spidey will be getting a new suit for the sequel as well according to Spider-Man: Homecoming costume designer Louise Frogley:
“I am not actually working on that film, but the costumes will have very big changes because, in the film, Spider-Man becomes more like a man and not a teenager.”
Finally, don’t expect to see any characters like Venom or Morbius the Living Vampire from Sony’s Spider-verse films in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Although the thought of a crossover hasn’t been dismissed yet by Marvel or Sony, it appears that both of these universes will be kept separate (for now).
Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to release July 5th, 2019.
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