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Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Breakdown

After months of waiting, deception, and misdirection, we finally saw the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer swing straight onto our computers and phones. Called a “teaser trailer” by Sony, the 2-minute glimpse of the film showed us that our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is going international and heading to Europe for a class trip. However, the trip is far from fun as Nick Fury disrupts their adventures and recruits Peter Parker to help him fight the Elementals.

Throughout the trailer, you most likely saw the budding romance between Peter and MJ, the introduction of Mysterio, and the odd relationship between Happy and Aunt May, but there are definitely things that you didn’t catch behind all the action. Check out Sinfully Cinematic’s trailer breakdown so you can see everything you missed in the very first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.

Happy’s Check is Signed by Pepper Potts, Not Tony Stark

At the beginning of the official trailer, Peter Parker and Aunt May are at a charity event for the homeless when Happy walks in with a giant check. If you take a close look at the check, you’ll see that it’s signed by Pepper Potts rather than his boss, Tony Stark. Now, there could be a lot of reasons why Potts signed the check, but some people believe that this is a sign that Stark doesn’t make it out of Avengers: Endgame alive. If Potts is signing the checks, it could mean that she took over Stark Industries because Iron Man is now dead.

The First Mention of Uncle Ben

In Spider-Man: Homecoming we were introduced to many new characters in Peter Parker’s life. However, the one person that was missing from this Spider-Man’s origin story was Uncle Ben… until now. Check out the suitcase that Peter takes packs for his European adventure and you’ll notice that it’s engraved with the initials BFP. BFP stands for Benjamin Franklin Parker, or in other words, Uncle Ben.

The Reference to Hydro-Man

Throughout the trailer, we see three elemental villains that wreak havoc on Europe – a sand, water, and fire creature. Now, we don’t currently know who these villains are but some believe they will be revealed to be Spider-Man villains, Sandman, Hydro-Man, and Molten Man.

When Peter and his classmates are taking a boat through Venice, there’s a quick shot of Betty taking a picture of Ned. If you look behind Ned though, there’s a boat labeled “Asm 212”. This is a clear reference to Amazing Spider-Man #212, which is a comic book about Hydro-Man. So, is this confirmation that the water villain from the trailer is in fact Hydro-Man?

The Avengers Tower is Under Construction

In the trailer, at the 0:30 second mark, we see Spider-Man swinging and texting his way through the New York skyline. If you look in the background though, you’ll find that the Avengers Tower is under construction.

Now, the tower was being cleared out in Spider-Man: Homecoming as someone else was set to move into it. So, who bought the tower?

Some theories out there suggest that Oscorp bought the building and we’ll see the introduction of Norman Osborn and ultimately, the Green Goblin. Others believe that S.H.I.E.L.D. bought the building and the shot we see later in the trailer that shows Nick Fury staring out a glass window is actually taking place within the new, renovated tower.

There’s also one outrageous theory that suggests this will actually become the Fantastic Four’s Baxter Building and that we’ll see those heroes pop up in Spider-Man: Far From Home. However,  I think we’ve all had enough of the Fantastic Four and Marvel wouldn’t dare bring them back again… or would they?

Parker’s Passport Gives Away Some Clues

As Parker prepares for his Eurotrip, we get a great shot of his new passport and an interesting Easter egg. The passport reveals Peter’s birthday as August 10, which is the month of Spider-Man’s first appearance in the Marvel comics. Our favorite web-slinging hero first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 in August 1962.

Another interesting fact about Parker’s passport is that unlike most passports, his version has no years listed on it. This is clearly a ruse by Marvel Studios, but why are they keeping the timeline a secret? According to the film’s producer Amy Pascal, the film “will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps”. So, are they trying to cover up the year that Avengers: Endgame ends, or is the timeline all a lie?

Spidey’s New Suits

If you watched the international trailer, you’ll see that Aunt May actually packs Peter’s Spidey suit in his suitcase so that he has it in Europe. However, throughout the trailers, we see Parker done two other suits we’ve never seen before.

The first suit is black and red with a spider symbol on the back. This design is a lot like the one we saw in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the colors are switched up.

The second suit is the one that seems to be getting the most attention. The slick, noir stealth suit is all black and allows Spider-Man to hide in the darkness of the shadows. This suit is most likely a gift from Nick Fury, as the same thing has already happened in the comics.

In the comics, Spider-Man and Nick Fury come together in 2004’s Secret War. In this story, the two are in Latveria to destroy weapons that were being sold to villains. However, since they were doing illegal work, everyone wore darker and stealthy versions of their typical suits to avoid detection and an international controversy. This idea would also hold true in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Since Parker and Fury are in Europe, Fury may provide Spidey with a less noticeable suit so that he isn’t connected to the United States or S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Kids’ Hotel is a Nod to a Marvel Creator

The hotel that the kids are staying at is called “Hotel de Matteis. This is a tribute to J. M. DeMatteis, a writer for the Spider-Man comics in the 80s and 90s. DeMatteis was known for the Kraven’s Last Hunt arc and many fans believe that we could see the villain, Kraven the Hunter in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Peter Parker is at the Carnival from the Comics

When we see the noir stealth suit for the first time in the trailer, we’re all focused on Parker’s outfit change. However, if you look in the background, you’ll see that it looks like he’s at a carnival.

This could be a reference to the Spider-Man vs Mysterio carnival fight from the comics. In the comics, Mysterio taunts Spider-Man into a fight by taunting him on the television, which could also line up with the news. scene found at the end of the trailer. Everyone is watching Mysterio on the news, so could this be a set up for that comic sequence?

The First Glimpse of Mysterio

We all found out that Jake Gyllenhaal was playing Mysterio when he made a funny on his Instagram page. However, this is the first time we’ve actually seen him in costume. Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio looks very much like the Mysterio from the comics. From his helmet down to his green and purple outfit, it looks like the film will be doing the fans a great service.

Mysterio was in the original Sinister Six, which has caused many people to think that we’ll see the rest of the villains in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The green and purple villain is a special effects wizard and a magician that is attempting to find the fame that he believes he truly deserves. This is also why some fans think that the elementals we see in the trailer are not actual villains, but instead illusions created by Mysterio to make himself look like a hero.

The Woman with Nick Fury

When the sand elemental is attacking a village in the trailer, we see Nick Fury and an unidentified woman taking aim at him. Now, Cobie Smulders has confirmed that she will be in the film and therefore many people believe that this women is most likely Maria Hill. However, some have also been quick to point out that her hair is a little lighter than the Maria Hill we’ve seen in previous movies. So, could this be Captain Marvel or another woman we haven’t seen yet?

The PlayStation 4 Easter Egg

During the beginning of the trailer, we see Spider-Man supporting a charity event at a homeless shelter, which is a direct nod to the Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game released last year. In the game, Aunt May is working in a homeless shelter and Peter himself attempts to tackle homelessness in New York City. It looks like the concept transferred to the film as Spider-Man makes a public appearance at a “Homeless Support” event and Happy walks in with a very generous check.

Ned is the Man in the Chair

We know that Ned is supposed to play a bigger role in this film compared to Spider-Man: Homecoming and one shot could show it all. At the end of the trailer, as the kids are all watching Mysterio on the news, notice who’s the only one sitting in a chair – Ned, the man in the chair.

The Fan Theories

Our first glimpse of Spider-Man: Far from Home brought us some answers about the plot and characters. However, it also left us all confused and wanting more. Therefore, here are some of the most interesting fan theories that have arisen since the trailer dropped.

  • The elementals are actually Spider-Man villains Sandman, Molten Man, and Hydro-Man.
  • The elementals are just illusions created by Mysterio to make him look like a hero. Gyllenhaal has once said in an interview that Mysterio is the only one that can defeat the elementals and this could be because they’re created by him. Some fans believe Spider-Man will eventually figure out that Mysterio is actually a villain but no one will believe him, hence why we hear Happy telling him that he’s all alone in the trailer.
  • Marvel Studios is lying about the timeline and Spider-Man: Far From Home is actually occurring before Endgame.
  • The events of Infinity War never happened and everyone is so cheerful in the trailer because the Avengers successfully went back in time and stopped Thanos from ever snapping the universe away.
  • None of this is actually happening in Europe and everything is an illusion created by Mysterio. Some believe that everyone is still in New York City and others believe they’re all in the Soul Stone.
  • The Avengers Tower is under construction and some fans believe it was bought by Oscorp. Therefore, we’ll see Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin appear in the film. Others think the tower was bought by Nick Fury/S.H.I.E.L.D. and some even think it will become the Fantastic Four’s Baxter Building.
  • Vulture will return and help introduce the Sinister Six.
  • Iron Man will not make it to Spider-Man: Far From Home and will perish in Avengers: Endgame. This rumor was generated mostly because Stark is absent from the trailer. We also see Potts signing his money away in the trailer and Nick Fury stepping up to take his place as Peter’s mentor.

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Did you catch any other references, Easter Eggs, or fan theories? Shoot your thoughts in the comments!

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