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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

Updated: Jul 22, 2019

Directed by Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and screenplay by Erik Sommers.


Zendaya and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)


Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Peter Parker and his friends go on a European vacation, where Peter finds himself agreeing to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.


Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)


Starring: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Keaton, J.B. Smoove, Zendaya Coleman, Marisa Tomei, Numan Acar, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Remi Hii, Jacob Batalon


Jake Gyllenhaal, Numan Acar, and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017) and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Parker is recruited by Nick Fury and Mysterio to face the Elementals while he is on a school trip to Europe.


Spider-Man: Far from Home starrin Jake Gyllenhaal. Photo by Jay Maidment - © 2019 CTMG, Inc.


By October 2016, discussions had begun for a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, with a release date given to the film before the end of the year. Holland was confirmed to return in July 2017, with Watts and the writers also confirmed to return by the end of that year. In 2018, Jackson and Gyllenhaal joined the cast as Fury and Mysterio, respectively. Holland revealed the sequel's title ahead of filming, which began in July 2018 and took place in England, the Czech Republic, Italy, and the New York metropolitan area. Production wrapped in October 2018. The film's marketing campaign attempted to avoid revealing spoilers for Avengers: Endgame prior to that film's April 2019 release.


Spider-Man: Far From Home premiered in Hollywood on June 26, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 2, 2019, in 3D and IMAX. The film was positively reviewed for its humor, visual effects, and performances (particularly Holland and Gyllenhaal). It has grossed over $852 million worldwide, making it the third-most-successful Spider-Man film and the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2019. A sequel is in development.


Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

In Ixtenco, Mexico, Nick Fury and Maria Hill investigate an unnatural storm and 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 prior.[N 1] The school organizes a two-week summer field trip to Europe, where Peter Parker, while still distraught over Tony Stark's death,[N 1] 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 Fury, but Parker chooses to ignore the call. Parker leaves after being overwhelmed by questions about Stark.

Parker and his friends travel to Venice, Italy, where the Water Elemental strikes and proceeds to wreak havoc on the city. Beck arrives and destroys the creature. 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. He now leads a team of disgruntled ex-Stark employees, using advanced projector drones to simulate the Elemental attacks and masquerade as a hero.



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. 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 before Fury apparently subdues Beck. Fury forces Parker to reveal anyone he told of Beck's deception before being revealed as another illusion; ultimately hit by a train, Parker survives, albeit badly injured, and falls unconscious in a train car. Awakening in a jail cell in the Netherlands, he breaks out and contacts Hogan, who 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 uses E.D.I.T.H. to orchestrate his biggest illusion yet, a fusion of all four Elementals, using it as cover 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 is killed by a misfired drone gunshot. He returns to New York City and begins a relationship with MJ.


Marisa Tomei and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)


In a mid-credits scene, reporter J. Jonah Jameson of TheDailyBugle.net blames Spider-Man for the Elementals' attacks, broadcasting doctored footage of the incident recorded by Beck, who incriminates Spider-Man for his death and then reveals Spider-Man's secret identity. In a post-credits scene, the Skrulls Talos and Soren are revealed to have been masquerading as Fury and Hill respectively the whole time, as directed by the real Fury, who commands a Skrull spaceship.



Tom Holland

Is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the BRIT School in London, he is best known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), having starred or co-starred as the character in five films:Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).


Holland previously appeared on stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in London's West End in 2008, and other major films include The Impossible (2012), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), and The Lost City of Z (2016). In 2017, Holland received the BAFTA Rising Star Award.



Holland will appear in The Devil All the Time, a horror film set shortly after World War II. The film, scheduled for release in 2020, will be directed by Antônio Campos. In December 2018, Holland signed on to the Pixar animated film Onward, alongside Avengers: Infinity War co-star Chris Pratt. In March 2019, it was confirmed that Holland was in talks to take on the lead role in Cherry, based on the novel of the same name, reteaming him with the Russo brothers.


Holland has said that his long-term career plans are to "do some more franchises," play "some meatier indie roles and eventually...transition to the other side of the camera and branch into directing.


Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jimmy Kimmel, Cobie Smulders, Zendaya, Tom Holland, and Jacob Batalon at an event for Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)



Tom Holland at an event for Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)


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