Three days after star Tom Holland spoiled the name of the sequel to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ in an Instagram video, Sony has officially announced that it will be called ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. Not only did Holland leak this news days ago, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already discussed the meaning of the title in the press! But now, it’s official. Sony also announced the release date, which is July 5, 2019… which was also already known. Not sure why this announcement was even necessary. But there it is.
We know that not only will Holland’s Peter Parker be back, somehow miraculously resurrected after the events of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, but so will his classmates Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) and Michelle “MJ” Jones (Zendaya). News just surfaced this weekend that Sony and Marvel Studios were collaborating on another film, ‘Silk’ featuring another of Peter’s classmates, Cindy Moon played by Tiffany Espensen in ‘Homecoming’. Presumably, this means that Cindy will also be back for ‘Far From Home’ in order to help build up her character a bit more before her solo movie.
It hasn’t yet been announced, but it’s hard to believe that some of Peter’s other fellow students like Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori) or the faculty members like Principal Morita (Kenneth Choi), Mr. Harrington (Martin Starr), Ms. Warren (Selenis Leyva) and Coach Wilson (Hannibal Buress) will be left out.
Marisa Tomei will return as Aunt May, as will Michael Keaton as the ‘Homecoming’ villain Adrian Toomes/The Vulture. Joining Keaton will be Jake Gyllenhaal as new villain Mysterio, a.k.a. Quentin Beck. In the comics, Mysterio is a master of movie magic, using his knowledge of stunt work, special effects and even magic and hypnotism to entrance his victims so that he can rob them.
Before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, Holland will return (in more ways than one) in ‘Avengers 4’ on May 3, 2019.