Two Trailers – Yes, Plural – Drop For SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (VIDEOS/POSTER)

And you thought he was dead. No, wait, no you didn’t. No one did. Disney’s got money to make. This superhero ain’t going nowhere.

Well, except maybe to Europe.

Despite literally biting the dust in Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man is back in his own franchise sequel¬†Spider-Man: Far From Home. After the planned December debut of this first trailer was yanked, the teaser is finally here — and it has company. On the same day, Marvel has released the North American trailer (above) and the International trailer (below).

While the two share similar clips they also have substantial differences. Each reveals slightly different plot details and character nuggets (I like what we see in the open of the U.S. trailer with Aunt May).

The beats they share, however, are the focus on the film’s light-hearted comedy and its core premise of Peter, M.J., Ned and friends going on a summer vacation to Europe…where things go wrong and Nick Fury essentially steps in to replace Iron-Man as Peter Parker’s stern mentor. (I’m guessing that, post-Endgame, Tony Stark will be dead by then.)

It’s interesting that Fury is introducing himself to Parker here; either they never meet in the upcoming Avengers finale or this takes place before Infinity War.

Cool to see multiple Spidey suits, too, including a version with armpit web wings.

In terms of how high it pings on the “Geeked!” meter, it lands somewhere squarely in the middle. This looks fun but, even with a new villian (or is he?) Mysterio — played by Jake Gyllenhaal — it all comes off as fairly run-of-the-mill MCU. But hey, with the same director (Jon Watts) and writing team (Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers) returning from Spider-Man: Homecoming (which I gave 4 stars to), I’m hopeful there’ll be much more going on here than your typical safe by-the-numbers blockbustering.

Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Samuel L. Jackson, Gyllenhaal, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Colbie Smulders, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, and JB Smoove, Spider-Man: Far From Home¬†opens on July 5, 2019 (roughly two months after we discover how Spider-Man — and likely many more super people — resurrect in Avengers: Endgame).

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