Sony and Marvel Studios finally dropped the second trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and hold onto your butts because there’s a spoiler warning due to connections to “Avengers: Endgame.” Watch the whole thing above.
(Seriously. This trailer, and this article, contains major spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.”)
As we learned in the first trailer, “Far From Home” features some new villains, the Elementals — like that water monster that fully flummoxes Spidey — and the mysterious Mysterio.
The new trailer presents Mysterio in an interesting light — as a human from an alternate version of Earth doing battle with the Elementals, who are also from an alternate universe. Mysterio is collaborating with Nick Fury and Maria Hill to try to deal with them, and they bring in Spider-Man to help.
This multiverse stuff is a big move for the Marvel Cinematic Universe — it’s a concept that was introduced in “Avengers: Endgame,” though “multiverse” was not uttered during that film, and it’s nice to see the MCU is diving hard into that territory with “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” With the multiverse stuff that title gains some new meaning, by the way.
Anyway, in the comics the Elementals are a quartet of ancient beings who have complete mastery of the four elements — earth, wind, fire and water — and we see all four in play in the form of that rock monster, the fire dude, that previously mentioned giant water person, and the violent lightning storm that Spider-Man glides through. For a deeper dive on Mysterio and the Elementals, you can check out our closer look right here.
Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker — Holland actually debuted the trailer via Instagram Live — with Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. The film also sees the return of Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Zendaya as MJ, and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, joined this time out by Cobie Smulders as ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, and Samuel L. Jackson as former head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury.
Meanwhile, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” comes out July 2. Alongside the trailer we got a new official synopsis from Sony: “Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.” So expect some heavy ruminations on the madness that just happened and how it’s affecting everyone in the world — including Peter himself.