Production recently began on Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far from Home, the highly anticipated sequel to 2017’s Homecoming. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is back, with Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to play Mysterio. Not too many details are known yet, but we now have some new hints on what to expect.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, frequent MCU editor Dan Lebental talks a little bit about Far from Home. He doesn’t say much, but he offers a tease of the sequel’s tone and scale. “I can’t say much about the new Spider-Man, but I will offer up that it will be both grander in scale and even funnier than the last one. The rest of the story will have to wait.”
Homecoming notably had a more grounded scale compared to other recent MCU films, so the decision to go bigger in the sequel is interesting. As for being funnier…well, every Marvel movie has a ton of humor, so this isn’t surprising.
For THR’s full interview with Lebental, where he discusses his work on this week’s Ant-Man and The Wasp, click HERE.
Next, we have news on what NOT to expect. In an interview with /Film, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige responds to fan speculation that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will appear in Far from Home. He firmly shuts it down with a direct “No.”
Following his 2016 movie, Doctor Strange appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, where he teams up with Spider-Man and other heroes. That, along with Mysterio’s role in Far from Home, led to speculation that Strange could pop up there too. Unfortunately, it isn’t happening. But don’t worry, as Feige also confirmed recently that a Doctor Strange sequel will definitely happen.
Spider-Man: Far from Home hits theaters on July 5th, 2019.
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