Spider-Man: Far From Home

Posted in Movie & Theater on August 01 2019 at 05:09 PM

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 McKennaand Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Samuel L. JacksonZendayaCobie SmuldersJon FavreauJ. B. SmooveJacob BatalonMartin StarrMarisa 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.

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: Endgameprior 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 $1 billion worldwide, making it the first Spider-Man film to pass the billion-dollar mark, the third-highest-grossing film of 2019, and the 32nd-highest-grossing film of all time. A sequel is in development.

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