This year is going to be a big one for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I know, we say that every year, but how else do you describe a year that is set to include the introduction of Captain Marvel, the resolution of the wrenching ‘Infinity War’ cliffhanger in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and finally, a return to the friendly neighborhood with ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.
It’s that last one that brings us here today, as Sony has dropped not one, but two trailers, giving us our first look at their next Spider-Man film. In addition to the first official trailer (which we’ve written up here), they also debuted the international trailer. Like its domestic counterpart, the international trailer sets up the basic premise of the movie – Peter Parker joins a class trip to Europe, only to have Nick Fury “hijack” his vacation, apparently enlisting him to confront the Elementals alongside Mysterio – but as is usually the case, the two trailers have their share of differences. See how many you can spot below.
Which trailer did you prefer? For my part, the domestic trailer left me feeling more or less whelmed. That’s not to say it looked bad, but that it seemed to confirm that if you’ve seen ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, you more or less know what ‘Far From Home’ is going to give you in terms of tone, style, characterization, and so on. But this? It feels a bit more focused. I’m guessing, of course, but if I were a betting man I’d lay odds on the film taking place primarily in Europe, so the fact that nearly half of the domestic trailer finds Peter still in New York makes it feel as though it’s just taking too long to get to the main event. But enough from me, let us know what you think in the comments!
Helmed by returning director Jon Watts, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film will arrive in theaters on July 5, 2019.