The first official trailer for Spider-Man: Far from Home dropped earlier this morning, and it was full of Easter Eggs and nods to the comics. As is the case any time Marvel does, er, anything, fans had a lot to say about it on the internet. Twitter really brought its A-game today, whether through hilarious jokes or thoughtful observations.
(Warning: There’s some colorful language ahead)
Aunt May Needs Her Own Storyline
Aunt May’s MCU glow-up has low-key been one of the best things to come out of the MCU in recent years. Fans are here for her and her sassy attitude and support.
Yo, can we talk about how refreshing it is that Aunt May is a middle-aged women who owns her hotness and is totally unruffled by men flirting with her? We've seen it in three movies now with Tony Stark, the dude at the Thai place, and now Happy Hogan. She's so freaking cool.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) January 15, 2019
(Yes, I totally used my own tweet. And yes, I misspelled “woman.” Whatev.)
— peter is far from home (@TheGreenFlash01) January 15, 2019
— gabi (@harleivy) January 15, 2019
— GameSpot Universe (@GSUniverse) January 15, 2019
When it was first revealed that Aunt May would be played by Marisa Tomei, fans were confused at best. But her amazing transformation into a quirky character who clearly has had an entire, full life before taking care of Peter has made her one of the most interesting support characters in the MCU.
Nick Fury Dropped The Hammer – As Usual
In the words of Steve Rogers, Fury, you son of a bitch! The wily former Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. made one of his surprise appearances in Peter’s hostel and fans were living for him doing what he does. Namely, having zero time for any sort of foolishness while there is work to be done.
Peter Parker: I just wanna go o–
Nick Fury: You just wanna what?!
Peter: … …. Go on vacation with my friends?
— Black Nerd Problems (@BlkNrdProblems) January 15, 2019
— UltraInstinct (@shanuddin8888) January 15, 2019
— peyton (@murdockxcastle) January 15, 2019
— Noah NATIONAL CHAMPIONS ? (@PrimeKorver26) January 15, 2019
— ᵍᵃᶦˡ | college (@alianovnasx) January 15, 2019
— Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency) January 15, 2019
All I know is that when Nick Fury shows up in your apartment unexpectedly, it’s about to go down.
The Internet Approves Of Jake Gyllenhaal As Mysterio
The internet can be fairly unforgiving of first costume reveals, especially when that costume has traditionally been one of the weirder or more corny ones in comics. But Marvel has a history of taking costumes that would look awfully silly if translated exactly (think Vulture and Doctor Strange) and updated them for a modern, live-action format. With Mysterio, however, Marvel went full fishbowl and, far from ripping it apart, the internet embraced it. All hail Mysterio, our new king…or daddy, your call.
— Emma Fyffe (@EmmaFyffe) January 15, 2019
— ⭕️CGB (@curlygingerbird) January 15, 2019
— Taran Spruell (@i_r_Taran) January 15, 2019
— Comic Book Talk (@ComicBooksTalk) January 15, 2019
them: what generation do you belong to?
me: the one old enough to have wanted Jake Gyllenhaal to play Spider-Man but young enough to see him grow up to play Mysterio. pic.twitter.com/e2YodqL51N
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) January 15, 2019
I feel like people are really sleeping on the fact that they leaned all the way in and #JakeGyllenhaal is rocking a mean Bowl cut as #Mysterio/Quentin Beck in #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/d402fFPtUQ
— Coy Jandreau (@CoyJandreau) January 15, 2019
everyone when watching far from home trailer and mysterio showed up pic.twitter.com/8kzggAEgX4
— ?????? (@darnves) January 15, 2019
It’s nice to see Marvel will continue cornering the market on “problematically hot villains.” Good job, team.
People Are Desperate To Ignore What’s Bound To Happen In ‘Endgame’
It isn’t all fun and games, however. Remember, Far from Home takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and it’s likely a few of our beloved characters won’t make it out alive. The world of the Spidey sequel is one in which a handful of the superheroes Peter fought alongside are now retired or dead. Brutal.
following the naming convention of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, I hope the third one is Spider-Man: Home Alone and it’s just Peter on his own trying to protect the Avengers compound from the Sinister Six with complex, web-based traps.
— Kieran Shiach ?? (@KingImpulse) January 15, 2019
People: Here is the evidence that Tony Stark is dead.
— The Marvel Fandom (@TheMarvelFandom) January 15, 2019
— naomi (@marvelunsolved) January 15, 2019
My favorite thing about #SpiderManFarFromHome is answering all the confused fans wondering when this film takes place and telling them it's after #AvengersEndgame and he gets better from being dead and scattered to the four winds. pic.twitter.com/JoTVAXrpp5
— Axalon (@AxalonPrimus) January 15, 2019
Im taking Peter's tired and sad expression while looking at his suit as he just wants a break. Boy has been through hell
— Haley (@mthoughtsrablog) January 15, 2019
As much as I love Tony Stark, someone needs to go in Endgame, and let’s be honest: Tony Stark’s entire storyline has been leading up to him sacrificing himself for the rest of the Avengers, for the world. He might be the biggest snarky a-hole in the MCU, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t absolutely lay down his life to save others. It’s what he’s been prepping for since the first Avengers movie. Sorry, Iron Man fans, but it looks like Tony is a goner.
But no matter who lives and who doesn’t, one thing is certain…
— Jacob (@UncleBenGrimm) January 15, 2019
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