threat. In his debut story, The Amazing Spider-Man #13, special effects wiz Quentin Beck used gas to stymie Peter’s Spider-sense and devised a means to counteract his webbing. He also framed Spider-Man for a bank robbery. He would continue to use his gift for creating illusions to baffle Spider-Man, his friends, and even Aunt May for decades to come. And in Far From Home, it appears the monsters Peter faces known in Marvel Comics as The Elementals will turn out to be Mysterio’s creations. Considering his only line in the trailer is “you don’t want any part of this,” followed by a shot of him battling the water monster, we’re going to guess Mysterio plans to set himself up as a counterfeit hero to divert attention from his real scheme.And, y’know, framing Spider-Man may still be part of that plan. He gets framed at least three times a year.4. A New Spider-Suit(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)It wouldn’t be a Spider-Man movie without Peter getting a new Spider-suit. And the black, armor-padded one glimpsed in the teaser echoes the look of Spider-Man Noir from the comic book of the same name (and the inspiration for the character featured in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), though it also shares some similarities to the “Dark” suit which first appeared in Spider-Man/Deadpool #8. For incredible plot reasons, that suit came into being because Peter talked to Mephisto, the demon who erased Peter’s memory of his marriage to Mary Jane Watson (a very, very long story). The padding also recalls an early armored suit from the 1990s. Spider-Man has had a lot of suits over the years, which means the feature films have a lot of latitude in what they can do with Spider-Man’s look.Also, it seems as though his Stark Industries suit also had an upgrade. It appears to be black and red, with the red taking on a darker hue than before. It looks great on film and we re going to assume its a replacement for the one he will presumably lose in Endgame. Y know, once he returns from nothingness.5. Happy Is Cool With Aunt May(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Happy (Jon Favreau) makes two appearances in the trailer. In the latter moment, he seems to be giving Peter some sort of pep talk about saving his friends. But the earlier moment has a lot going on. For one thing, he’s flirting with Aunt May. Granted, just about every straight male in the MCU ends up flirting with her at some point; it is a constant joke in Homecoming. But the silliness of the moment obscures a potentially key detail.Just before the flirting starts, Happy walks into the homeless shelter’s kitchen with a 0,000 novelty check from Synchrony Bank – purveyors of Marvel’s credit card here in the real world – signed by Pepper Potts. On the check, she is listed as “Co-Founder and Chair, Stark Relief Foundation.” While the organization has been part of the MCU since the Battle of New York (as referenced in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Homecoming), Happy’s appearance and Pepper’s large signature both point to a strange absence in Peter’s world. Where is Tony Stark?That question puts the teaser – and any trailer that might appear before Avengers: Endgame’s April 26th release – in a precarious spot. Should Tony sacrifice himself for the sake of the universe in Endgame, Peter will feel that loss and, presumably, reference it at some point in Far From Home. But the happy-go-lucky feel of this first teaser works around that possibility. It also suggests the rumored Endgame time-jump may also not occur. Unless, of course, Far From Home is set before Infinity War. But the teaser also features some glimpses of a world still rebuilding itself after The Snap and whatever happens in Endgame, so maybe Tony s absence is just a ruse for those looking too closely. Or, it could be a clue.Spider-Man: Far From Home opens on July 5.
As we all settle in to stay at home and socially distance ourselves, the planet has been given a unique resource not often afforded in the modern world: time. With no place to go, what shall we do with this new abundance of free hours? Time to finish that book you have had on your bedside table? Maybe take an online French class or learn to play an instrument? Time to binge every series that ever was? Or perhaps, like us, you re thinking of all the films you wished you d seen but never had the time to before.Maybe one of those epic movie franchises that seemed too daunting to jump into late in the game – don t ever admit you ve never seen an MCU movie, ever – or a series of which you ve caught a few entries but want to fill in the gaps. Fear not – we have you covered with our Epic Franchise Movie Binge Guide. Read below as we break down some of the most beloved long-running movie franchises – like The Lord of the Rings, Mission Impossible, or the granddaddy of them all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and tell you the best way to approach watching them, how long the binge will take, and which titles you can skip. Because hey, even all the time in the world may not be enough time to make you sit through A Good Day to Die Hard.Disagree with our picks or have a suggestion for a franchise movie binge? Let us know in the comments. The Lord of the RingsWhat is it: The film adaptations of the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, set in Middle-earth, the fictitious medieval land where elves, men, dwarves, wizards, and hobbits co-exist, often not so peacefully. Over the course of several films, we follow hobbit Bilbo Baggins and later his young heir Frodo Baggins as they go on adventures and battle against the forces of evil. How many hours: Ex