“I wanted to apologize that there’s no real revelations coming out this weekend about about ‘Spider-Man 2’. I don’t don’t know that much about it. I’m a little confused because I died. So I don’t really know how it all comes into play, but what I do know is I’ve got the new script.”
He then holds up an iPad with the logo reading ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. Despite his impressive acting chops, you can’t miss the mischievous glint in his eye as he pretends to be oblivious to the fact that he has just revealed the title to the sequel. He even holds the iPad up a second time, holding it still enough to make sure that fans can read the logo.
Watch Holland’s video below:
The title makes sense. The first movie was named ‘Homecoming’ partly in a very literal sense because Holland’s Peter Parker makes a date with Liz Toomes (Laura Harrier) during which he realizes that her father (Michael Keaton) is his arch enemy The Vulture. But on a more symbolic level, this marked Spider-Man “coming home” to the Marvel film universe and to the foundation of the character– a high school student, struggling to balance super heroics and normal teenage issues, like crushes and homework.
‘Far From Home’ plays off the subtitle of the first movie, and we already know that part of the story takes place in Europe, which is once again a very literal use of the name. As Marvel Studios president Kevin Feig previously stated “We start filming early July. We film in London. We shot first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe.”
It’s possible (and this is just a guess) that Peter will find himself in a situation where he has to fend for himself without backup from Iron Man or any other heroes. We may have to wait a while before we know if this title has any other significance.
Directed by Jon Watts, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ will star Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei and Zendaya. It swings into theaters on July 5, 2019.