Next Up: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Release date: July 5, 2019
Cast: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson
What do we know about Peter Parker's second solo outing as part of the MCU? Thanks to an interview with Kevin Feige last April, we know that Far From Home will take place after the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, with Spider-Man somehow returned to the land of the living five years later without anyone noticing too much. At the end of Endgame, there’s a lingering question about how Peter’s friend Ned and Peter both appear the same age after Parker spent five years as dust between 2018 and 2023. Apparently all the main characters of the Spider-Man universe got snapped.
Judging from the teaser trailer, Peter Parker goes on a European vacation, hoping to leave Spider-Man behind so he can get closer to MJ. His plans to get away from hero-ing are wrecked when Nick Fury shows up to enlist Spidey to help fight the Elementals, beings of earth, fire, air and water. Spidey will have to team up with Quentin Beck, who moonlights as a powered individual called Mysterio who appears to be working with S.H.I.E.L.D.. Given what we know about Mysterio's powers of illusion from the comics, it seems like there is going to be more to that story than his sudden on-screen transformation into a friend of Spider-Man.