Far From Home’; What Does That Mean?

Tom Holland is sort of nefarious for spoiling elements of upcoming movies, as he did recently when he “leaked” the title for the sequel to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.  But he may have unwittingly spoiled an element of ‘Far From Home’ when he posted a video promoting a charitable endeavor the Brothers Trust, launched by his parents Nikki and Dom Holland.  Inspired by Tom and his brothers Sam, Harry, and Paddy, the Brothers Trust is dedicated to shining a light on smaller charities that may not receive as much attention as larger movements.

Their latest fundraising effort is offering a stellar prize– the opportunity to visit Tom on the set of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.  To raise awareness for this latest campaign, Tom posted a video from the set, but as eagle-eyed observers noticed, he is dressed in his costume from the first movie, ‘Homecoming’ and that has people wondering if that has greater implications.

First, check out the video below:

Many are wondering why Holland isn’t dressed in the Iron Spider costume he wore in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.  After all, that is supposedly a strong, more versatile uniform with more offensive capabilities than the first Spider suit.  There are several theories floating around including that perhaps part of ‘Far From Home’ takes place before ‘Infinity War’, in which Holland’s Peter Parker donned the Iron Spider suit to survive in outer space.  Another theory is that, perhaps due to the events in ‘Avengers 4’, Tony Stark takes back the Iron Spider uniform or even that the Iron Spider suit gets destroyed in that movie, forcing Peter to go back to his other costume.

There could be a more simple explanation, though.  From set photos, it looks as though the Iron Spider costume was rendered in CGI.  In early set photos and videos from ‘Infinity War’, Holland appeared bundled up in a parka to mask the fact that he wasn’t actually wearing a costume that would be seen on screen.  But after the film’s release, more photos (right) surfaced showing that Holland was dressed in a motion capture suit, allowing his Iron Spider armor to be added in post-production.

It’s possible that since the Brothers Trust promotion is focused on Holland and Spider-Man, that he felt he needed to appear in costume for this promotional video and simply grabbed one of the practical costumes from ‘Homecoming’ to wear for the video.

The same could hold true if Spider-Man gets a new costume in ‘Far From Home’, which has become the norm for the superhero movies.  Wearing the older suit would be an easy way to sidestep revealing a new uniform from the sequel while maintaining that this effort was centered on Spider-Man, the character.

Since Marvel is being very cagey when it comes to ‘Avengers 4’ and anything after, we’re left guessing, but check back for any details that may emerge.

‘Avengers 4’ arrives in theaters on May 3, 2019.  ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ swings in on July 5, 2019.

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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