Spider-Man: Far From Home just hit theaters last week, but franchise director Jon Watts has already been thinking about the next film in the webslinger’s story. There’s quite the long list of villains that Spider-Man has contended with in Marvel Comics, but if the filmmaker has his choice, there’s one baddie that could be a lot of fun.
However, in order to dive into his answer, we must head into spoiler territory for those who haven’t seen Spider-Man: Far From Home. Read More »
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker and his fellow students head to Europe, following a long line of Americans for generations that have headed abroad to expand their horizons. Naturally things go awry, travel plans get askew, and Parker cannot run far away from the obligations that his powers have committed him to.
There are hundreds films that speak to the experience of heading abroad and the kind of antics one gets up to that echo, in sometimes surprising ways, in this newest blockbuster. As more and more of cinema emerges as these megaproductions, there are still correlations, intended or otherwise, to different narratives we’ve experienced in the darkened halls of the movie palace.
In keeping with the notion we’re meant to take this formerly frivolous stuff seriously, here are a few films that speak to these life experiences (excluding Eurotrip was very much an active choice), and how they evoke a sense of Spidey’s own heroic journey.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, check out nearly 100 Easter eggs and comic book references you might have missed in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Plus, watch as Daisy Ridley takes us through a normal British day as she experiences it, and Workaholics star Adam DeVine gets spicy and patriotic on a special 4th of July edition of the YouTube series Hot Ones. Read More »
We know that Miles Morales, the half-black/half-Latino kid who will one day become Spider-Man, exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Donald Glover’s low-level criminal Aaron Davis obliquely references Miles during an interrogation scene, saying that he doesn’t want weapons on the neighborhood streets because his nephew lives around there. Miles was introduced to the film world in last year’s Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but we’ve still yet to see him in the flesh on the big screen.
But we may not have to wait for long, because Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home lays out a path for how Miles could be incorporated into the MCU. Read More »
Face front, true believers: there’s a new Spider-Man movie in theaters. At twenty-three films and counting, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going on long enough now that it has its own history and needn’t be a slave to comics history (not that it ever was). Reviews have nonetheless pegged Spider-Man: Far from Home as one of the more comic book-y entries in the MCU.
While it strays from its source material in some notable ways, leaning into a more tech-friendly interpretation of the Spider-Man mythos, there are a number of plot points in the film that do draw from Marvel Comics tradition. Sometimes they’re just subtle nods, Easter eggs for eagle-eyed comic readers to spot. Other times, having knowledge of movie and comics history may be essential for understanding the significance of certain moments, including those that we see play out in the requisite mid-credits scene and post-credits scene.
If anything left you scratching your head in Spider-Man: Far from Home, or you just want to have a deeper appreciation for the layers of history behind the web-slinger’s Old-World summer adventure in Europe, then don your best fishbowl helmet and let’s take a spoiler-filled dive into those right now.
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The summer box office may be a bit dismal, but things are looking up for Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Far From Home, the latest Spidey adventure, had the best Tuesday opening ever, suggesting that audiences will embrace at least one summer blockbuster this year. Far From Home got a jump on the Independence Day box office, and will likely only increase its haul over the long holiday weekend.
While Far From Home is appealing to audiences of all ages, Quentin Tarantino‘s more adult-oriented Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is eyeing a $30 million opening weekend this month.
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On the July 3, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui for a Spider-Man: Far From Home spoiler discussion. Read More »
Ever since 2008’s Iron Man, the Marvel credits scenes have become a staple of the films, teasing future sequels or filling the gaps between other films. But rarely do they show the film’s biggest twist. Spider-Man: Far From Home is full of twists and turns, but it slips its biggest one in the mid-credits scene of the film. And it’s one that will leave ripples on future sequels and could forever change the DNA of the Spider-Man movies.
Spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home below.
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It’s been more than three years since the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 kicked off with Captain America: Civil War, the film that introduced Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man to the world. It’s fitting, then, that Phase 3 has now officially come to an end with Spider-Man: Far From Home.
A lot has happened since Civil War – The Avengers experienced an unprecedented upheaval in the wake of their battle with Thanos, losing key members along the way; we met characters like Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel; and Holland already holds the record for the most times anyone has played Spider-Man on the big screen. But here’s how Spider-Man: Far From Home finally closes the book on Phase 3, by far the longest and most consequential phase of the MCU thus far.
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Marvel movies love a good third-act twist, so it’s no surprise that Spider-Man: Far From Home has an eleventh-hour reveal as well. The Elementals that set upon the cities of Venice, Prague, and London are but the warm-up act for another threat. And not unlike Spider-Man’s previous foe in Spider-Man: Homecoming, this villain has more than a few ties to previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home follow.
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