Despite a lot of people’s confusion regarding the new Spider-Man movie and how it fits into Marvel’s Avengers timeline, everyone still happily tuned in to the first trailer, giving Sony’s Columbia Pictures its biggest trailer debut ever. According to Deadline, Spider-Man: Far From Home managed to score 130 million views in its first 24 hours, knocking its predecessor Spider-Man: Homecoming’s 116 million views out of the top spot. It’s another huge Spider-Man win for Sony, who have been recently sweeping all of the awards for their critically-beloved animated featured Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Since the trailer’s debut, which previewed Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his classmates heading to Europe for a school trip, fans have been quite vocal about their feelings on Sony’s decision to release the trailer considering Spider-Man “died” in Avengers: Infinity War. Theories have been flying around about just where Far From Home will fit into the timeline of Homecoming, Infinity War and the upcoming Endgame, that would explain how Parker is alive and well.
Confusion aside though, one thing that fans are all agreeing on is the epic arrival of Jake Gyllenhaal’sMysterio. After the trailer dropped, social media was filled with excitement over the villain’s big screen debut and the thrill of having someone as talented and esteemed as Gyllenhaal playing him.
In addition to Gyllenhaal, Far From Home will introduce some other new faces including Marco Polo alum Remy Hill, J.B. Smoove, and Numan Acar, Cobie Smulder’s Maria Hill and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury will also be appearing in the film despite both characters falling victims to Thanos’ snap in the Infinity War post-credit scene. The sequel will find Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Michael Bolton, and Marisa Tomei all reprising their Homecoming roles as well.
You can check out the full trailer below!
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be the first MCU film coming out after Avengers: Endgame, hitting theaters on July 5, 2019.