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The ultimate Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer breakdown

By James Grebey
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The first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home hit the web on Tuesday, and while it’s hard to not think about all the clues it contains about the ending of Avengers: Endgame (the movie’s existence is inherently a huge spoiler), there’s still plenty fans can glean about what to expect from Spidey’s European adventure.

Here’s everything in the trailer which got our spider-sense tingling.

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01. Peter Parker is 1) alive 2) doing lucrative charity work with Aunt May

Spider-Man: Homecoming ended with Aunt May finding out about Peter's secret superhero identity. That apparently hasn't been retconned now that Peter has been un-dusted, his tragic death at the end of Avengers: Infinity War apparently having been reversed. Aunt May seems pretty down with this whole Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man thing, which looks like it'll be a nice change of pace from the usual secretive Spidey that past iterations of the character have had to deal with.

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02. Happy Hogan is here, hitting on Aunt May

Tony Stark's No. 1 employee is back, and he appears to be working with Spider-Man in Far From Home the way he was in Homecoming. However, Tony is nowhere to be seen, nor is he mentioned. Is this because Robert Downey Jr. just isn't in this one, or is it because Iron Man's going to die in Avengers: Endgame? We can't be sure just yet, though it's pretty clear that Happy has inherited Tony’s habit of flirting with Aunt May, much to Peter's chagrin.

Also worth noting — Happy's giant check was signed by Pepper Potts, meaning she must survive Endgame (or pre-signed a ton of checks).

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03. Peter Parker is a Leo

The trailer reveals that Peter and his friends are going on a European vacation, and in order to go overseas Peter needs to pick up his passport. (He's technically been to Europe before, but Iron Man didn't exactly go through customs when he took the teenage hero to Germany for Captain America: Civil War's big airport fight scene.)

A quick shot of his passport reveals a few things: Peter's birthday is August 10, meaning he's a Leo. Real U.S. passports, however, have the year next to the birth date, passport issue date, and expiration date, but it's unclear why the movie’s passport omits them. Perhaps Marvel wants to have a little more flexibility with its timeline.

A look at the passport also seems to confirm that Peter Parker does not have a middle name, and that the events of the film will take place in late July or August, since Peter didn’t get his passport until July 19.

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04. Peter does not want to be Spider-Man while on vacation

While packing (using what a monogram suggests is Uncle Ben's old suitcase), Peter decides to leave his Spider-Man suit behind. The suit appears to be the first Spidey suit Tony gave him, rather than the red and gold suit from Infinity War. In any case, Peter will get a new suit in Europe when he's forced into action.

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05. A Hydro-Man Easter egg?

As Dorkly's Tristan Cooper noted, the boat behind Ned in one shot of the group in Venice says "ASM 212." It's possible that's an illusion to Amazing Spider-Man #212, which marked the first appearance of a Spider-Man villain named Hydro-Man. Given that later scenes in the trailer appear to show Venice getting wrecked by some type of water monster, it’s possibly a fun little allusion, even if the water monster probably isn’t the comics' Morris Bench, a Bronx-born cargo ship crewman. Instead, it looks like Spidey will battle some version of the Elementals, a relatively obscure foursome of Spider-Man villains.

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06. Peter and M.J. are flirting

Spider-Man: Homecoming didn’t confirm that Zendaya's character was the MCU's version of M.J. until the very end, but now that it’s official, it looks like we can expect some romance between Peter and M.J. Of course, Peter is still super awkward and M.J. is still super acerbic, but hey — that's teens for ya.

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07. Nick Fury is here to conscript Spider-Man and hijack Peter’s vacation

Sony and Marvel had already confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson would appear in Far From Home, but it's still funny to see Nick Fury again after he was turned into ash at the end of Infinity War. Nick fires a dart into Ned's neck to send the civilian bystander to sleep, but he doesn't tell Peter (or us) much about what specific sort of mission he's recruiting Spider-Man for.

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08. Something is happening to the London's Tower Bridge

We don't get a good look at what is damaging London, but we see Peter swing into action around the city's iconic Tower Bridge. Other scenes in the trailer show the water monster (Hydro-Man? Hydron the water Elemental?) attacking Venice, but there's no clear sign of foe behind London's disaster.

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09. Nick Fury and Maria Hill shoot an Earth Monster

The presence of an Earthen equivalent of that water being makes the Elemental theory seems that much more likely. It's unclear where or when this scene takes place. Also — hey! Maria Hill is alive again.

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10. There's a fire one, too

It's a quick shot, but it appears as though there's a fire Elemental, too. Perhaps the Tower Bridge is being menaced by the air Elemental? It would complete the set.

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11. Spider-Man gets a black suit

At some point, it appears that Spider-Man gets a stealth suit, which can't help but look a little Spider-Man Noir-esque. We've seen stealth suits before — S.H.I.E.L.D. gave Captain America one for the boat raid in Civil War, so Nick Fury's clearly familiar with the idea of a black super suit.

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12. The water creature attacks Venice

A destructive creature made out of living water seems like especially bad news for Venice, and Peter Parker appears to be without his Spider-Man suit at this point, making it a little harder for him to fight back. What would he even do against water, though?

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13. Mysterio appears

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Far From Home's main villain, Mysterio. In the comics, Mysterio is Quentin Beck, an illusions and special effects master who turns to a life of crime. In Far From Home, however, he appears to be a good guy — or much more likely, pretending to be one. "You don't want any part of this," he says, before leaping into action against the water creature.

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14. Why are they fighting?

Is this a false flag operation? Did Mysterio unleash the Elementals on Europe in order to convince people that he's a hero for stopping them? Or did he have something to do with their creation and is earnestly trying to stop them from getting out of control?

Beyond that, what even are Mysterio's powers? He's an illusions guy, but they certainly seem to have a real-world effect, as both his green beams and the Elementals are interacting with their environments in destructive ways. "He's like Iron Man and Thor rolled into one," one of Peter's friends astutely obverses in the next scene.

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15. Flash Thompson: Still a jerk

'Nuff said!