After the brief preview of Avengers: Endgame in December, Marvel Studios has impressed once more with the debut teaser for yet another eagerly anticipated hit, Spider-Man: Far From Home. As with most Marvel Cinematic Universe trailers, Easter eggs and subtle references are a given – so here’s our breakdown of some nitty-gritty details you might have missed. Ready to get your spidey senses tingling?
#1 Aunt May is super chill about Spider-Man
Based off the ending of Spider-Man: Homecoming, we all know Aunt May is aware that Peter is the web-slinging superhero. Unlike most aunts who’d start fretting about the dangers the job entails, she’s the complete opposite. Not only does she embraces her nephew’s alter-ego, but also partners up with him for a fundraiser. Where else can you find a cooler aunt than this?
#2 Wherefore art thou, Tony Stark?
Blink, and you might just miss it. Instead of a signed cheque from Tony Stark, we see Pepper Potts’ signature. Now, we are unclear if this happens before or after Infinity War so it could mean two things: either Tony is no longer with us, or this is just part of Pepper’s duty as Stark Industry’s CEO. We hope it’s the latter.
#3 I remember you, Spider-Man
Peter is back at his favourite Delmar’s Deli which, if you remember, got accidentally blown up in the first film. We particularly liked how they paid homage to the prequel with the newspaper clippings detailing the events along with a framed photo of Delmar with Spider-Man.
#4 A nod to Spider-Man’s first appearance in a comic book
What caught our attention here is not just Tom Holland’s adorable puzzled expression in his passport photo, but also the reveal of Peter Parker’s date of birth. Not surprisingly, this date holds great significance as it is Marvel Studios’ subtle way of acknowledging the day that Spider-Man made his debut appearance in the pages of a comic book.
#5 Paying tribute to Uncle Ben
If you pay close enough attention, you’ll notice that the suitcase Peter uses for his trip bears the embossed initials ‘BFP’ in-between the handle. Similar to the idea behind the old suit Peter wore in Homecoming, this is yet another clever homage to his late Uncle Ben.
#6 The new building
Does that building behind Spidey look familiar? Previously owned by Tony Stark before being sold off to an unknown buyer in the first film, we see the former Avengers Tower currently being remodeled, which has us thinking that this might be a foreshadow to the immersion of two possible stand-ins: Norman Osborn’s OsCorp, or the Fantastic Fours’ Baxter building. As there had been mention of plans to integrate Fantastic Four in the MCU, perhaps this might be how they get re-introduced to Marvel fans?
#7 Mysterio who?
For the uninitiated, Mysterio is one of the oldest and most iconic arch-enemies in the Spider-verse who was formerly known as Quentin Beck, a movie special effects technician. His appearance in the sequel not only means a highly-anticipated showdown, but it may also follow a theme first introduced by the Vulture who sought justice and reprieve for regular working folks amidst the rise of superheroes.
#8 Is that Maria Hill?
Despite the ambiguous timeline and how Avengers: Infinity War left off, it was quite a surprise when we saw the appearance of Nick Fury. While we cannot confirm or deny if the person fighting alongside him in the trailer is Maria Hill, actress Cobie Smulders (who portrays the former Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.) did assure fans that she will appear in the film sans exact details.
Rewatch the trailer again to see if you can spot these details! Spider-Man: Far From Home is slated for US release on 15 July 2019.