Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts. The cast of the film consists of Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
It serves as a sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Endgame. It is the twenty-third entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the final entry in Phase Three. The film was released in the United States on July 2, 2019 by Sony Pictures Releasing.
Plot[edit | edit source]
In Ixtenco, Nick Fury and Maria Hill investigate an unnatural storm, and later encounter the Earth Elemental. A super-powered man, Quentin Beck, arrives to fight the creature. In New York City, the Midtown School of Science and Technology restarts its academic year to accommodate the students who were among those resurrected in The Blip eight months earlier. The school organizes a two-week summer field trip to Europe, where Peter Parker, still distraught over Tony Stark's death, plans to confess his growing feelings for classmate MJ, and avoid heroics. At a fundraiser for the homeless coordinated by his Aunt May, Parker is forewarned by Happy Hogan that he will be contacted by Nick Fury, but Parker chooses to ignore the call. Parker leaves after being overwhelmed by questions about Stark.
In Venice, during the trip, Parker and his friends are among those attacked by the Water Elemental, which proceeds to wreak havoc on the city. Beck arrives and destroys the creature, while Parker attempts to help. Fury meets with Parker and gives him Stark's glasses, which were meant for his successor. The glasses are equipped with the artificial intelligence E.D.I.T.H., which has access to all databases of Stark Industries, and commands a large orbital weapons supply. Beck claims the Elementals killed his family and that he hails from a different reality, one among many in the Multiverse. Parker rejects Fury's call to arms, opting to rejoin his class, but Fury covertly redirects the school trip's itinerary to Prague, where the Fire Elemental is projected to strike. It appears at a carnival, but Beck, with Parker's help, destroys it. Fury and Hill invite Parker and Beck to Berlin to discuss the formation of a new superhero team. Parker considers Beck worthy of being Stark's successor and bequeaths him the E.D.I.T.H. glasses. Unbeknownst to him, Beck is revealed to be a former holographic-illusions specialist at Stark Industries who was fired for his unstable nature, leading a team of disgruntled ex-Stark employees, using advanced projector drones created by William Ginter Riva to simulate the Elemental attacks.
MJ deduces Parker is Spider-Man. They discover that a piece of debris she retrieved during the carnival battle is a projector that presents a simulation of the Air Elemental, leading the two to realize Beck is a fraud. When preparing for another illusion, Beck discovers MJ took evidence of his deception. Parker travels to Berlin and meets with Fury, only to realize that the version before him is an illusion created by Beck. He battles multiple illusions; ultimately hit by a train, Parker survives, badly injured, and falls unconscious in a train car. Awakening in a jail cell in the Netherlands, he breaks out and contacts Hogan. Hogan flies Parker to London and reveals a suit-manufacturing machine left behind by Stark, which Parker uses to synthesize a customized costume. In London, Beck orchestrates a tempest Elemental, seeking to kill MJ and any others to whom she might have revealed his secret. Parker breaks through the illusion, regains control of E.D.I.T.H., and defeats Beck, who dies by a misfired gunshot. Riva escapes with the drone files and recordings, while Parker returns to New York City and begins a relationship with MJ.
In a mid-credits scene, reporter J. Jonah Jameson of the DailyBugle.net blames Spider-Man for the Elementals' attacks, broadcasting doctored footage of the incident, filmed and recorded by Beck, in which he incriminates Parker for his death and reveals Parker to be Spider-Man. In a post-credits scene, the Skrulls Talos and Soren are revealed to have been masquerading as Fury and Hill the whole time, as directed by the real Fury, who commands a Skrull spaceship.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Zendaya as Michelle "MJ" Jones
- Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
- Jon Favreau as Harold "Happy" Hogan
- J. B. Smoove as Julius Dell
- Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
- Martin Starr as Roger Harrington
- Marisa Tomei as May Parker
- Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck / Mysterio
- Tony Revolori as Eugene "Flash" Thompson
- Angourie Rice as Betty Brant
- Remy Hii as Brad Davis
- Numan Acar as Dimitri Smerdyakov
- Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Jason Ionello
- Toni Garrn as Seamstress
- Peter Billingsley as William Ginter Riva
- Dawn Michelle King as E.D.I.T.H.
- Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
- Sharon Blynn as Soren
- J. K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson
Critical Reception[edit | edit source]
Spider-Man: Far From Home received critical acclaim from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, The film has a score of 91% based on 425 reviews with an average score of 7.45/10.