What's Mysterio's true motive ... and what's up with that passport?
The first trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" dropped on Tuesday morning, before it quickly took over a number of the top trends on Twitter.
Featuring the mysterious return of our web-slinging hero after his supposed death in "Avengers: Infinity War," the movie sees Spidey (Tom Holland) back in action as he meets up with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) overseas and takes on a group of new foes. The trailer also features the debut of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, a supervillain from the comics who appears to be doing good ... at least for now.
While the upcoming "Avengers: Endgame" should close out many of the fandom's most pressing questions, for now all we're left with is theories on how and when this new Spider-Man flick is able to actually happen.
Here's what Twitter has to say -- watch the trailer above and dive in below!
WHEN Does It Happen?
The biggest mystery of all here is when this movie is actually set. A number of characters who vanished into thin air in "Infinity War" are back in action, leading some to speculate that this film actually happens before the events of that film. This wouldn't be the first time a Marvel movie did something like this, as "Ant-Man and the Wasp" came out after "Infinity War," but actually took place between that film and "Civil War."
Others believe that "Endgame" will find a way to reverse or alter Thanos' snap ... or this movie is in an alternate timeline or dimension altogether.
Also of note: before "Homecoming" was released, Sony's Amy Pascal said its sequel would "start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story."
So with the new Spiderman (which, as if there was any doubt, looks like it will kick forty different types of ass) coming out after Avengers Endgame, we just have to assume... they hit the big galactic Ctrl+Z button in Endgame and reverse the Thanos snap somehow?
I think that this actually takes place before the events of Infinity Wars. They did do a time jump with Antman & the Wasp. So it would stand to reason that they turned back time for the second movie to take place before the snap. New Spiderman Trailer! https://t.co/Ntq6lJiRJJ
Far fetched theory for avengers 4 and Spiderman far from home: noone gets revived all movies after thanos' defeat is viewed from an alternate dimension perspective where thanos was defeated before assembling the gauntlet
While Spider-Man, Nick Fury and Maria Hill (more on them in a minute) all return in the trailer, one familiar face does not: Tony Stark. Iron Man and Peter Parker have been BFFs since day one and his absence here is glaring.
Add on top of it the fact that Peter avoids his suit from Tony, there's a check from the Stark Relief Project signed by Pepper and Happy tells him that he's "all alone" to take on this latest threat by himself, and it's not looking good.
The old Tony Stark can't sign your check right now.
Like Spider-Man himself, both Nick Fury and Maria Hill turned to dust in the post-credits scene of "Infinity War." They're both back in action in the trailer, again pointing out some weird timeline shenanigans.
Laying down my marker now that the “Hydro-Man” & “Sandman” we see Spidey & Mysterio battle are nothing more than illusion/constructs controlled by the “heroic” Mysterio! Love the trailer! Happy to be positive about something in pop culture for a change! #SpidermanFarFromHome https://t.co/PQSiGZDVom
Looks cool but the plot is so predictable! We all know #Mysterio is creating these elementals using his illusions and special effects so he can get all the fame and glory of being a hero by taking them out. Eventually #SpiderMan will find out and have to take his new friend down. https://t.co/shwcGaEpK3
Also, this isn't any sort of fan theory or anything, but a nice nod to Uncle Ben does appear in the trailer as well. While his death was loosely alluded to in "Homecoming," this is his first official MCU reference.