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'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Sends Spidey On A Eurotrip... WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL

By Tori Preston | Film | January 15, 2019 |

By Tori Preston | Film | January 15, 2019 |


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Peter Parker is doing pretty well for a pile of Thanos-dust, if this teaser trailer for his upcoming solo sequel is to be believed:

So, let’s unpack this:

— Hey, Aunt May. You’re still Marisa Tomei. You look great. This is very important. I want to be you.

— The trailer introduces Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, but… he’s not a villain? And he dresses like Thor? And he’s fighting bad guys that look like Sandman and Hydro-man? There’s gotta be a twist, right? Jake’s actually Loki, isn’t he?

— I guess it was only a matter of time before Nick Fury got involved with Peter. I mean, he IS like the best spy or whatever. It’s not like he wouldn’t figure out who Spider-Man was. But more importantly: MORE SAMUEL L. JACKSON IN EVERYTHING! And Maria Hill too!

— This European field trip conceit works for me, because one of the best parts of the Tom Holland iteration of Spidey is that he exists in a very tangible teenage world, with classmates and teachers and awkward flirting and… well, field trips!

— Check out the initials on Peter’s suitcase… It’s Uncle Ben’s! But also, damn dude, invest in a Tumi. Sentimental attachment ain’t gonna keep your shit from getting jacked up by baggage handlers!

— The film comes out July 5th, which is well after Avengers: Endgame. So either this trailer is the most obvious spoiler in the world and is revealing that the Avengers are gonna beat Thanos and un-dust everyone, or it… takes place before all that Thanos business. Or is in a separate timeline or alternate reality! Really, there are so many comic booky excuses for this type of thing, and ultimately it doesn’t matter because we’re all gonna watch anyway.

— Also, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has done a number on me, because as cool as this is… it still needs more Miles Morales.

— I’m already Team “‘Sup, Dickwad” Kid.



Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected].


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