I am a little disappointed with how things are unfolding with Avengers: Endgame. It is perhaps one of the most anticipated movies EVER—and it’s becoming incredibly predictable.
The official teaser trailer of the Spider-Man: Far From Home, released on Tuesday, reveals a lot about Endgame.
(Avengers 4 will hit the theatre in the last week of April. Spider-Man: Far From Home has the release date of July 5. And yes, not to be rude, Captain Marvel will be released on 8th March.)
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First, talking about the trailer itself, it’s bonkers. And it might be a much-needed relief for the MCU after the meek response the trailer of Captain Marvel received; even Endgame’s teaser tanked to appeal the fans.
Peter Parker, along with his friends, is away from home. He’s on a trip to Europe, which eventually gets hijacked by Nick Fury, who seeks Spidey’s help to fight off The Elemental creatures. Hydro-Man, Sandman, and Molten Man make a brief appearance in the trailer; the fourth member of The Elementals is absent.
We see Peter Parker apparently being head-over-heels for MJ, played by Zendaya. Ned manages to pull some quick one-liners. We see sights of Europe, fights, fire, and water. And, of course, destroyed properties.
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However, one thing that stood out and left the viewers talking was Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Mysterious Mysterio. His kickass entry was possibly the best thing about the trailer.
Mysterio is a long-time foe of Spidey, part of a villain group ‘Sinister Six; which includes Electro, Sandman, Doctor Octopus, Vulture, and Kraken the Hunter.
Surprisingly though, in the trailer, Mysterio seems to play a good guy, teaming with Spiderman, to battle Hydro-Man. A big fan of Jake Gyllenhaal, I am really psyched about this. (If you haven’t watched it already, watch his Southpaw and witness the finest of method acting.)
Now, coming to when is Far From Home is taking place – where it fits in the MCU timeline – it’s not very evident. But rumors suggest that it’s taking place post Endgame.
Back in 2017, Amy Pascal, Sony’s boss, said that the sequel of Homecoming will take place right after Avengers 4. She said, “We are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story.”
Ahead of Infinity War’s release last year, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, too, gave away the base of the storyline of this Spiderman’s sequel in an interview to IGN. “What is it like to try to go back to a normal life after what happens in this movie [Infinity War]? Not to mention what happens in the next [Avengers] movie,” he said.
If Far From Home is taking place after Endgame, well, then Spiderman got resurrected—and so did Nick Fury. Things are back to normal on earth. And it isn’t something very surprising. We all expected that.
However, one thing that might miss many people’s attention in the trailer is Happy Hogan and what he says. Happy, close to Tony, is seen saying “we are all alone”. Of course, we might be over-looking into this line, but it could very well mean that Tony Stark is dead. Again, something we all expect.
In Endgame, Tony, along with Steve Rogers and a few other names, might make some sacrifice to bring back all those lost in the dust.
Of course, at this time everything is sheer speculation, rumors, and theories. Until these movies are released, no one will know for sure how the storyline spans.
But all aside, the trailer of Spider-Man: Away From Home is amazing. Period.
Also, the story of Avengers 4 looks quite predictable, with some heroes dying, time traveling, and dead brought back to life.
All being said, there’s no doubt MCU is all prepped to rake money that they have long dreamed of with an exciting line-up of Superhero movies. 2019 might be its biggest year so far.
And oh, in other news, Aquaman just crossed the $1 billion mark, becoming DCEU’s highest grossing ever. Just saying. ;)