Coming off the excellent fantasia of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, it can feel simultaneously exciting and disappointing for Spider-Man to show up again on film, played by an actual human man with a physical body. Tom Holland is a good actor and he has a disconcertingly youthful face, but he isn’t made out of four colors of Ben-Day dots, and these days that’s what the people want.
I kid, I kid. To me the appeal of this little subsection of the MCU has always been its concreteness, its normalcy: Here’s a story about a bunch of kids who have lives of their own, struggles and personalities distinct from the rest of the superhero silliness even as they’re affected by it. One of them happens to be a superhero himself, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to deal with mundane problems like the interminable US Passport service, the fumblings of romance, and, erm…(checks notes)…big elemental monster attacks orchestrated by a guy with a fishbowl on his head.
Such is Spider-Man: Far From Home, which comes out in July. There’s not much else to say about it from this brief look, other than that those new suits all look fun, I hope the effects look a bit more cooked in the final version, and that it’s a bit silly for this to come out when several of its characters are theoretically crumbled into dust. Here’s the poster below:
The plot synopsis is as follows:
Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks creating havoc across the continent.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5, 2019.