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  • This film is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and was announced after the successful release of "Homecoming"'s trailer.
  • This is the twenty-third film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and final movie of the MCU Infinity Saga.
  • Tom Holland wanted Jason Momoa as Kraven the Hunter in the movie.
  • It was reported that Matt Damon turned down the villain role.
  • Tom Holland announced via an Instagram post that the title was "Spider-Man: Far From Home."
  • Jake Gyllenhaal is the third Zodiac (2007) actor to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo.
  • This isn't the first time Jake Gyllenhaal has been associated with a Spider-Man film. Originally he was going to replace Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 (2004) after Maguire was injured during the filming of Seabiscuit (2003), but luckily, his injuries healed up and he was able to return to the set.
  • It was heavily rumored that Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) would make an appearance, but was shut down by producer Kevin Feige. However, he is briefly mentioned.
  • On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures revealed the first teaser poster, featuring European stamps over Spider-Man's mask, along with the first teaser trailer which was live streamed by Tom Holland.
  • This is the third Spider-Man movie to be released in sequential order by year. The first was Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), then Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
  • Peter's passport lists August 10th as his birthday. Spider-Man's first appearance was in Amazing Fantasy #15, released August 10th, 1962.
  • (at around 10 mins) Peter's suitcase has the letters "BFP" on it. This refers to Benjamin Franklin Parker, Peter Parker's Uncle Ben, whose death propelled him to use his powers responsibly.
  • This is Samuel L. Jackson's third consecutive MCU appearance as Nick Fury, following Captain Marvel (2019) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). This is also the first time an MCU character has appeared in three films in one year.
  • (at around 33 mins) In the film, Spider-Man mentions Captain Marvel, which marks the first time an MCU character referred to Carol Danvers by that name.
  • This is the first Spider-Man movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be specially formatted for IMAX 1.90:1, unlike its first film, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which was presented in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio throughout, in IMAX.
  • (at around 7 mins) The oversized check Happy presents early in the film says "Synchrony" on it. Synchrony Bank is the company which distributes the Marvel Credit Card.
  • This is the first live-action appearance of Mysterio.
  • United Airlines has a safety video tie-in with Spider-Man that features Ned (Jacob Batalon), along with a tribute to Stan Lee.
  • According to storyboard artist Jeffrey Henderson, Mysterio was supposed to be one of the villains in Sam Raimi's canceled "Spider-Man 4". He was to be played by cult icon Bruce Campbell, a childhood friend and longtime collaborator of Raimi's, who had made cameos in all three Spider-Man films.
  • As is common in MCU films, a clip prominently shown in multiple trailers is entirely absent from the finished movie. In this case, a scene showing Spider-Man defeating a gang of bad guys in a restaurant (while wearing his nanotech Iron Spider suit first seen in Avengers: Infinity War (2018)) before departing on his school trip to Europe is not shown in the final version of the film (though it is briefly mentioned by May). This scene is present in the extended cut of the movie.
  • As was the case in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and three of the four "Avengers" movies (as well as all three "Iron Man" movies), Audi vehicles are prominently featured throughout as part of a broad-ranging product placement deal between Audi and Marvel. In this movie, set five years in the future, most of the vehicles shown are Audi e-tron SUVs, its first all-electric commercially sold model introduced in 2019 and intended as the first of many future Audi EVs. (Tony Stark drove a concept-car EV version of Audi's R8 sports car in Iron Man 3 (2013), but it was never produced commercially.)
  • (at around 1h 16 mins) The license plate on the car driven by Fury and Maria Hill is MTU83779, which references Marvel Team Up issue 83 from July 1979, called "Spider-Man and Nick Fury".
  • The first Spider-Man film where the Sony Columbia Pictures logo has its traditional music instead of a musical score over it.
  • (at around 6 mins) A wrestling poster featuring Crusher Hogan can be seen backstage at the charity fundraiser. Crusher Hogan was the wrestler that a masked Peter Parker got in the ring with in Spider-Man's first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15.
  • This is the first Marvel/Avengers movie without a cameo by Stan Lee, co-creator of the MCU.
  • The song on the soundtrack 'A Message to You, Rudy' also features prominently in another Jon Favreau film, Chef (2014).
  • Angourie Rice (Betty) and Jacob Batalon (Ned) also starred together in Every Day (2018).
  • (at around 18 mins) Jake Gyllenhaal is almost never seen wearing anything other than his full "superhero" suit throughout. It was actually suggested to him he'd wear something else for certain scenes, but according to him, he genuinely liked wearing that suit so much he refused to wear anything else. A keen eye can see Gyllenhaal in character spying on Peter Parker in street clothes just before Peter purchases the Black Dahlia necklace before Hydroman attacks.
  • (at around 1h 50 mins) When Peter Parker and his classmates are picked up at the airport, it depicts it being Newark Airport in New Jersey, USA, with the New York skyline in the background. In actual fact this scene was filmed at Stansted Airport in Stansted, Essex, UK. In order for it to look American, the vehicles were turned around by the entrance to look as though they were driving on the right rather than the left and the UK buses had their liveries changed too.
  • (at around 12 mins) Ned claims Peter has a perfume allergy to try to get Peter to sit with MJ on the plane. J.B. Smoove, who plays one of the school chaperones, worked as a perfume designer before becoming an actor.
  • One of the only Spider-Man movies where the theme of the animated series from 1967 Spider-Man (1967) (full or partial) is not heard.
  • (at around 35 mins) When the class is on the way to Prague through the Alps, a song named "Slnko" (meaning Sun) from 1973 can be heard. The song is not in Czech language as one would assume, but in Slovak. It is quite unprecedented for music from Slovakia to be featured in a movie of this scale and the singer Marcela Laiferová commented that she was surprised her song was used. She also pointed out that, if she could have, she would have recommended one of her other songs, ones with more story.
  • This film takes place 8 months after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019).
  • (at around 1h 50 mins) There is a car license plate near the end of the film that encodes Spider-Man history. The plate reads "AMF 1562" and suggests the comic book title "Amazing Fantasy," specifically Amazing Fantasy #15, from August of 1962, which features the debut of Spider-Man.
  • The fight scene against the fire elemental wasn't filmed in Prague; it was filmed in Liberec, a city 100 kilometres north of Prague.
  • Both Jake Gyllenhaal and his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal have appeared in a major superhero franchise. Maggie took over for Katie Holmes (Batman Begins (2005)) as Bruce Wayne's love interest Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight (2008).
  • (at around 40 mins) When Peter is trying to get his sunglasses back from Flash on the bus and slaps him and knocks him out, this is most likely a reference to Spider-Man issue #8 where Peter Parker and Flash Thompson had an after-school boxing match. Peter accidentally knocks out Flash with a flick of his wrist because Flash is distracted by the appearance of the Living Brain, but Peter is able to spin it to make people think that Flash is actually Spider-Man.
  • The Dutch village that Peter wakes up in is called 'Broek op Langedijk', which in ancient Dutch means a low piece of land in a marsh-like area, situated next to a long dyke. It is a genuine town in the Netherlands, known for its historic architecture. Yet, scenes at the marketplace and the tulip field in the movie were all shot in the Czech Republic during the Prague shoot (actors with speaking lines are all Dutch. The bare-chested one is Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, a famous Dutch comedian). Despite not really appearing in the movie, the tourist board of Broek was happy with the reference, since they immediately noted a rise in interest from American tourists after the film's premiere, and they even considered creating a Spider-Man-themed attraction. Lesser known fact: the so-called "Dutch/reverse auction" has its origins in this village. It was practiced in its agricultural auction house the "Broeker Veiling".
  • (at around 1h 22 mins) Peter wakes up in the Netherlands covered by an orange shirt. This is a genuine football shirt as issued by the KNVB (the Royal Dutch Football Association) and used by the national football team. Since Peter's cell mates are all wearing supporters' attire and colours, it is heavily implied that they attended a football match, got intoxicated and were all arrested for drunk and disorderly behavior.
  • (at around 1h 45 mins) When in the crown jewels vault, Ned corrects Happy when Happy mistakenly refers to the halberd Ned is holding as a spear. While on the plane earlier to Europe, Ned's avatar in the Beast Slayer game wields a halberd.
  • (at around 5 mins) Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) confirms in the beginning that she was also one of the victims of Thanos' "snap" in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (although in the movie, everyone refers to it as "the blip"). However, before the release of Avengers: Endgame (2019), the Russo brothers had indicated that aunt May was among the survivors. Whether this was intentional misdirection or a change of plans has not been reported.
  • Although it is not stated explicitly, the fact that MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) still seem to be the same age as Peter (Tom Holland) (and refer to Brad (Remy Hii) as being 5 years older now) all but confirms that they were also victims of Thanos' "snap" in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and revived in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
  • The first Spider-Man film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
  • Director Jon Watts says of this film, "We were always looking for a way to deal with some very emotional themes while remaining true to the tone we set in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)."
  • (at around 4 mins) Peter says that MJ's favorite flower is a black dahlia "because of the murder." He's referring to one of Los Angeles' most famous unsolved crimes from 1947, the murder of Elizabeth Short.
  • (at around 17 mins) The students from Midtown High School arrive at the Hotel DeMatteis in Venice. This may be a nod to J.M. DeMatteis, who wrote many of Spider-Man's most famous comic book stories, including "Kraven's Last Hunt."
  • (at around 21 mins) One of Tom Holland's favorite action scenes takes place in Venice when the Water Elemental attacks. Peter runs across a series of poles where some boats are docked. Holland regrets not following the stunt coordinator's advice to wear shin guards.
  • (at around 22 mins) The mask that Peter wears when trying to help stop the Water Elemental is similar to one that would be worn at the Venice Carnival. Carnival is a Catholic festival that occurs before Lent. The one held in Venice is one of the oldest Carnivals in the world.
  • Reflecting upon the popularity of superhero stories, Samuel L. Jackson says that the movies are a chance for audiences "to feel like they belong in this world."
  • (at around 31 mins) When Peter meets Beck, Beck explains that Peter is in Earth-616, but that Beck is from Earth-833. Comic book readers may recognize that Earth-616 is the traditional designation for the main Marvel universe. Earth-833 refers to the universe in which Spider-UK serves as a member of the Captain Britain Corps.
  • E.D.I.T.H. is voiced by Dawn Michelle King, the first assistant editor on both "Far From Home" and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
  • Mysterio's "fishbowl" helmet is inspired by illustrations from classic Spider-Man comic books. When creating the look of his suit, the costume designers looked to Iron Man, Vision, Doctor Strange, and Thor.
  • Tom Holland enjoyed the variety of costumes that Spider-Man gets to wear in this film. He likes them all so much that he can't name a favorite, saying, "Each is a work of art."
  • Though this is only the second of the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies, Holland also portrayed the web-slinging superhero in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
  • When discussing Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, producer Amy Pascal says, "As much as we talked about Mysterio in a practical way - like how his powers would work in the movie - when Jake got involved, he brought a new level of humanity, unpredictability, and humor to the character."
  • Jake Gyllenhaal joked that sometimes he felt like a T-Rex when wearing Mysterio's armor. The forearm pieces, known as vambraces, would stop Gyllenhaal's arm movements short.
  • Director Jon Watts wanted the goggles on the black Spider-Man costume to be the exact opposite of something that Iron Man would wear. They were also inspired by a popular style of flip-up glasses from the 1980s.
  • The script for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" was written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. In addition to having written Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), the two have collaborated on other blockbuster projects including Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
  • The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) has been known as such since 1929. It was originally founded by Pim Mulier as the Netherlands Football and Athletics Association (NVAB) in 1889.
  • Tom Holland, who is from London, was actually closer to home while filming "Spider-Man: Far From Home" than he was when filming Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
  • Both Samuel L. Jackson and Jon Favreau have played roles in the "Star Wars" universe. Jackson can be seen as Mace Windu in "Episodes I-III," while Favreau voiced Rio Durant in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
  • Producer Amy Pascal wanted to make sure the characters stayed grounded even as they flew to Europe. She says, "It was important that we place Peter in new environments, but never at the expense of what makes these characters so special."
  • Jake Gyllenhaal formed his production company Nine Stories with Riva Marker in 2015. One of Nine Stories' projects is the thriller The Devil All the Time (2020), which also stars Tom Holland.
  • Peter creates his new Spider-Man suit with a sense of purpose and resolve. Costume designer Anna B. Sheppard says, "The suit is Peter's vision for Spider-Man." She elaborates, "He is no longer trying to be Iron Man."
  • "Spider-Man: Far From Home" filmed a number of scenes at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios, which is near London. The production created sets for many of the film's locations, including Venice, Berlin, and Mexico.
  • Spider-Man's new costume can now shoot webs from multiple locations on the suit because the technology behind the web-shooters is more advanced than before.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal loved playing the mysterious Quentin Beck and says, "I wanted to create a character that you won't forget."
  • Director Jon Watts was excited to work again with Jon Favreau. Jon Favreau directed Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010), and has made appearances as Happy Hogan in other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watts says, "There's nothing better than directing another director. They know exactly what you're going through and they never stop being a director."
  • Tom Holland says that Happy Hogan is one of his favorite characters and that he loves how Jon Favreau plays him, calling him "one of the godfathers of this entire universe."
  • Producer Amy Pascal enjoys the different perspective that Tom Holland brings to the character of Spider-Man. She says, "He's brilliant, emotional, and funny. Tom loves playing Spider-Man - he's not only a wonderful artist, he's a true super-fan of the character and its world."
  • Not including his appearance in Captain America: Civil War (2016) or the "Avengers" films, all "Spider-Man" live action films were released on the 2nd, 4th, and 7th year since the early 2000's. This includes Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). "Far from Home," released in 2019, breaks this pattern.
  • (at around 57 mins) When Peter and Mysterio are drinking and talking in the bar, "A Town Called Malice" by The Jam is playing in the background. That song is in an important scene in Billy Elliot (2000). Tom Holland played Billy Elliot in the West End stage musical version.
  • Although they are not specifically named, the three Elementals correspond to three Spider-Man villains: the first is called Cyclone (the name of a Spidey villain); the water elemental resembles Hydro-Man; and the third is made of lava, similar to the villain Molten Man.
  • (at around 1h 24 mins) At one point in the movie Peter Parker wears the famous orange strip of Dutch national football team, thus Tom Holland is wearing a Holland shirt.
  • Early in the film, Hydroman attacks Venice, demolishing buildings and bridges, and at one point flooding the famed St. Mark's Square. Coincidentally/tragically, Venice (and St. Mark's Basilica) experienced extreme flooding the same release year as this movie (2019), with water levels reaching the second- and third-highest since records started being kept in the 1800s.
  • Although Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) and Betty Brandt (Angourie Rice) are in love and dating during the trip, they never actually kiss onscreen.
  • (at around 30 mins) Nick Fury quotes to Peter Parker in Venice "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown..." An apt quotation for the moment, it is from William Shakespeare's "Henry IV", Part II, Act III, Scene 1.
  • The creative team approached the film as a road-trip story, and so each stop on the school trip got a distinct lighting scheme and color palette to maintain the atmosphere of each country.
  • VFX supervisor Janek Sirrs described Mysterio as a "larger-than-life showman at heart... a superhero version of Liberace!"
  • Mysterio's illusion sequence contains 150 VFX shots, and was based on the dream films A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Paprika (2006), the surreal animated feature Duck Amuck (1953) and the "Pink Elephants" hallucination from Dumbo (1941). Janek Sirrs described the sequence as an elaborate Broadway production with an unlimited budget.
  • The Netherlands tulip field scene was filmed in a grass field in the UK. It required around two million digital tulips.
  • In the movie, Mysterio says, "Somebody get this stupid costume off of me!" On the contrary, in real life, Jake Gyllenhaal loved wearing his costume and wanted to wear in every scene that he possibly could.

Spoilers

  • When the Elementals appear, there are various signs that refer to Spider-Man's comic history. A boat sign reads "ASM212" during the water Elemental attack. The water villain Hydro-Man (Morris Bench) made his debut in "Amazing Spider-Man #212" (January 1981). A car bears a license plate reading "463" during the earth Elemental attack. The earth villain Sandman (Flint Marko) made his debut in "Amazing Spider-Man #4," September 1963. A car bears a license plate reading "2865 SEP" during the fire Elemental attack. The fire villain Molten Man (Mark Raxton) made his debut in "Amazing Spider-Man #28," September 1965. A car bears a license plate reading "TASM 143" during the final Elemental (incorporating all of the elements into a "Voltron" Elemental) attack. The air villain Cyclone (André Gerard) made his debut in "Amazing Spider-Man #143," April 1975.
  • In the U.S. trailer, Peter's passport is missing vital information: his birthday is 10 August, and the dates of issue and expiration are respectively 19 July and 18 July, but all those dates are missing their years. If you look more closely at those dates, it looks as though those years were intentionally blurred out by CGI artists. This is most likely due to the fact that, in Avengers: Endgame (2019), Thanos's snap wasn't reversed until the year 2023, in which everything that happened at the time of the snap (in 2018) picked up immediately at that point, thus everyone who had been "blipped" became five years behind everyone else who had not. In this case, blurring out the years on Peter's passport was done to prevent this massive spoiler. In the final cut of this movie, neither the passport nor the scene where Peter requests the passport are featured.
  • In early April 2019, about two weeks before the premiere of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Kevin Feige confirmed that "Spider-Man: Far From Home" would take place after the events of that movie, which caused a little backlash between fans as it indicates that Peter Parker would return in "Endgame", after his supposed death in Avengers: Infinity War (2018). This had already been correctly speculated by most fans from the moment this movie started shooting.
  • The four entities seen in this film are the Elementals, known as Hellfire (made of fire), Hydron (made of water), Magnum (made of earth) and Zephyr (made of wind). This was confirmed by Kevin Feige and is also mentioned in one of the latest trailers.
  • (at around 1h 28 mins) When Peter opens up the hologram display on the suit-machine, several prototype suit designs can be seen leftover from Tony's work. One of these suits is the Iron Spider suit from the Civil War comics, which sports a different design than the Iron Spider suit seen in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and this film. Also included is the Anti-Ock suit featured in Spider-Man (2018) the video game.
  • (at around 2h 5 mins) Ben Mendelsohn reprises his role as Talos from Captain Marvel (2019) during the end credits - it is revealed that Talos had been taking over as Nick Fury for some unknown period of time.
  • (at around 1h 55 mins) Peter Parker's identity as Spider-Man is revealed to the public in the mid-credits scene, as a final act of defiance from Quentin Beck and his men by broadcasting it on television. This plot concept is based around the Civil War event in the comics where Spider-Man revealed his secret identity to the world while he was at a press conference in support of the Superhuman Registration Act.
  • (at around 30 mins) Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) refers to the Star Wars films. Jackson played a substantial role in the prequel films of the Star Wars saga as Jedi master Mace Windu.
  • (at around 1h 18 mins) During Mysterio's hallucination-interrogation of Spider-Man he morphs a full-moon into his iconic "fishbowl" helmet; this is a visual nod to a similar scene which appeared in Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994).
  • (at around 1h 29 mins) The song Happy plays while Peter is designing his new suit is "Back In Black" by AC/DC, the same song that is played during the opening of Iron Man (2008). Hilariously, Peter mistakes the band to be Led Zeppelin, whose "Immigrant Song" was prominently featured in Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
  • (at around 4 mins) When Peter and Ned are in their classroom discussing Peter's "plans" with MJ toward the start of the movie, there is a rather large collage of Iron Man images on a bulletin board behind Peter; visible behind Ned above the blackboard (and ostensibly opposite to the Iron Man collage) are a series of surrealist prints, the most identifiable being "The False Mirror" (1929) by René Magritte, which foreshadows the plot of the movie and the role of Mysterio as a false reflection of Iron Man. The main part of "The False Mirror" is an iris that is depicted as a round orb filled with a cloudy sky, much like Mysterio's helmet.
  • The color acid green has long been used in pop culture to indicate villainy, possibly due to the color's origins in the 19th century as a fabric dye derived from arsenic. As a dye, it used to seep into the human body via contact thus eventually poisoning those in close proximity to it (even when used as wallpaper). As such, the color retains a deadly association which has been perpetuated in the movie industry through its prominent use by evil-doers. Mysterio's 'powers' are this particular shade of green, again foreshadowing the "friend who's really the villain" plot twist.
  • Shortly after the release of Captain America: Civil War (2016) (which introduced Spider-Man to the MCU), there was a fan theory that the BARF technology was created by Quentin Beck (Mysterio), sparking speculation that he was to be the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). The Vulture was chosen as the villain of "Homecoming", but "Far From Home"'s villain is Mysterio, and the film confirms the fan theory that he was indeed the creator of the technology (for which Tony took credit).
  • (at around 25 mins) While Hydro-Man is not technically in the film, Flash Thompson is researching the aquatic terror and brings up an article regarding science experiments done on a sailor named Morris Bench, who is Hydro-Man in the comics.
  • First MCU movie not to have a cameo by Stan Lee since he died shortly after filming wrapped for this movie, and never made it into this movie (most likely due to his declining health), which means that Avengers: Endgame (2019) was his final on-screen appearance. This movie does pay tribute to him and fellow Spider-Man creator Steve Ditko (who also passed away in 2018) and is also the second MCU film to pay tribute to Stan Lee after Captain Marvel (2019).
  • (at around 2h 5 mins) The post-credit scene verifies a theory that was introduced in Captain Marvel (2019): Nick Fury is (at least sometimes) actually a Skrull. Talos is serving as somewhat of an ambassador to fill in for Fury while he seems to be overseeing Captain Marvel/Cosmic Avengers-level missions. Presumably, after the events of The Avengers (2012) when he knew the team was assembled, Fury took his skills to space and left Talos in his place, which is why Fury is eating diagonally-cut toast in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (for he told Carol Danvers that he despises diagonally-cut toast).
  • (at around 1h 55 mins) Marks the official MCU debut of J. Jonah Jameson, a fan-favorite character who has not been in a film since Spider-Man 3 (2007). He is played by the same actor, J.K. Simmons, who portrayed him in that Spider-Man trilogy. This marks the first time an actor has played the same character in a Marvel film's reboot of the series as they did in a previous series.
  • (at around 17 mins) The camera used by Peter's teacher while in Italy (the one that's dropped in the water) seems to pay homage to the one used by Peter Parker in the '90s cartoon.
  • (at around 1h 55 mins) With his appearance in the mid-credits scene as J. Jonah Jameson, J.K. Simmons becomes the sixth actor to star in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film and a DC Extended Universe film, after Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Randall Park, and Callan Mulvey. Ayelet Zurer also starred in Man of Steel (2013) and the Marvel series Daredevil (2015), but did not appear in an MCU film.
  • Peter's main adversaries in this movie turn out to be weaponized drones. In 2018's animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), both Peter B. Parker and Miles Morales mention that they "Got hit in the face by a drone."
  • (at around 1h 55 mins) As Peter and MJ are swinging together for the first time through NYC as the movie closes, they pass a sign that reads, "We are so excited... to show you... what comes next." This phrase appears over "1...2...3...?", a possible indication of the end of Phase 3 in the MCU and the beginning of Phase 4.
  • The first word of dialogue suggests that Fury and Hill are Skrulls. As established in Captain Marvel (2019), everyone calls him "Fury," a gaffe that reveals Talos's true identity when he greets Fury in the elevator as "Nick." The very first spoken word in this movie is Hill addressing Fury as "Nick."
  • (at around 1h 45 mins) In the final battle, Peter makes himself a hammer-like weapon out of the debris of Tower Bridge and the cars on it. Then he finds a large metal sign to use as a shield. When he starts running, he looks very much the same as Captain America did during the final battle of Avengers: Endgame (2019), running with his shield and Thor's hammer, Mjölnir.
  • Both of the Sony/Marvel Studios Spider-Man movies have opened with a short scene introducing the villain before the Marvel Studios logo, then a crude homemade video involving the Avengers and recapping what happened the last time Spider-Man appeared in an MCU film.
  • (at around 31 mins) When Mysterio refers to the Earth as being "Earth-616", some in the audience know he is lying about the situation. Earth-616 is the Prime Universe that Marvel Comics exists in. Earth-199999 is the Universe where the Marvel Cinematic Universe resides, including this movie.
  • (at around 18 mins) Early on in the film, Quentin Beck can be seen lurking around Peter Parker after their arrival at the shabby hotel, just before the water elemental fight. A few of Beck's men can be seen as well.
  • During the early part of the film, many of the characters speculate that aliens are somehow involved with the appearance of the Elementals and Mysterio. Their speculations are oddly correct, as the inept Skrulls are part of the reason why Mysterio's plan nearly succeeds.
  • (at around 33 mins) When Peter mentions Captain Marvel, Fury responds with "Don't invoke her name!". The line takes on a new context when it is revealed that the Skrull Talos has been impersonating Fury during the entire movie. Talos is referring to Peter's use of the name "Mar-Vell" who gave her life to protect Talos' family and other Skrull refugees.
  • The revelation that Talos was impersonating Nick Fury helps clear up some character plot holes, most noticeably why Fury would so easily trust Quentin Beck, and why he was so insistent that Peter take on the mission. In the latter case, it's obvious from his phone conversation with Fury that Talos has no idea where the Avengers are, and therefore must rely on Peter to resolve the crisis.
  • Peter Billingsley reprises his role as William Ginter Riva, a Stark Industries employee in the first Iron Man (2008) movie. A friend and producing partner of Iron Man director Jon Favreau, Billingsley is of course most well known as Ralphie, the protagonist of the beloved holiday classic A Christmas Story (1983).
  • Continues the theme in MCU movies of a mentor/parental figure being revealed as either the true villain or a morally compromised character : Obadiah Stane in Iron Man (2008), Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), The Ancient One in Doctor Strange (2016), T'Chaka in Black Panther (2018), and Yon-Rogg (and possibly the Supreme Intelligence) in Captain Marvel (2019). Here not only does Quentin Beck turn out to be evil, but Tony Stark is shown to have questionable ethics.
  • In his original appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #13, Quentin Beck (Mysterio) was a disgruntled movie special effects artist and stuntman who used trickery to commit crimes.
  • (at around 1h 10 mins) The suit that Beck is revealed to be wearing (the black leotard with all the triangles on it) is a motion-capture suit, the same kind that actors wear when modeling action for computer-generated characters.
  • The news coverage at the beginning of the film shows photos of all the Avengers who died for good during the war against Thanos, as seen in both Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Although Captain America didn't die (he chose to return to the past of a different timeline), the movie makes it clear that the other Avengers and SHIELD chose to have the public believe that he was killed in action to explain his absence.
  • (at around 2h 5 mins) The space station Fury is seen overseeing could be the Alpha Flight Station, introduced in the more recent Captain Marvel comics. Alpha Flight was originally the Canadian superhero team, but the name was later applied to a space station commanded by Captain Marvel to act as the planet's first line of defense.
  • Throughout the film Spider-Man's Spider-Sense is referred to as the "Peter Tingle". In addition a few comic book references are made, the fact that May Parker caught Peter by surprise by tossing a banana to him (as it doesn't work on people that Peter wouldn't subconsciously register as a threat) and during the final battle with Mysterio where Peter uses it after briefly closing his eyes to tackle Mysterio's illusions (as Peter used this ability in the comics several times to locate his enemy when he didn't have the use of his eyes, similar to Daredevil's Radar Sense).
  • Mysterio in the Spider-Man comics is a special effects wizard and stunt man working in Hollywood. In this movie he is a scientist and former employee of Stark Industries. Spider-Man defeats Mysterio with his spider-sense just like he does in the comics.
  • (at around 1h 50 mins) At the end of the film when Spider-Man is swinging through the city to meet MJ, he takes out his phone and snaps a selfie. The pose he does is the exact same pose Spider-Man does when you take a selfie in the PS4 game Spider-Man (2018).
  • (at around 1h 50 mins) As Peter swings to meet MJ for their date he swings past the Osborn family mansion from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films.
  • (at around 1h 55 mins) When Peter lands after swinging to meet MJ for their date they are near the library where Jake Gyllenhaal waits for his father in The Day After Tomorrow (2004).
  • (at around 1h 55 mins) The shirt MJ wears as she and Spider-Man swing through New York displays the outfit Zendaya wore to the 2018 Met Gala, for which she dressed as Joan of Arc.
  • Both "Spider-Man: Far from Home" and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) end with the last spoken line of both films being: "What the F**k?!" Aunt May speaks the line at the end of "Homecoming", and Peter as Spider-Man says the same line at the end of the mid-credits scene in "Far From Home".
  • The MCU TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) is referenced a couple of times: when Fury/Talos speaks of Kree sleeper cells, and during the post-credit scene, when the real Nick Fury is seen relaxing in front of a fake white beach, a nod to Phil Coulson's vision while enduring the T.A.H.I.T.I. process.
  • (at around 1h 19 mins) During one of the sequences of Mysterio's visions, a gang of Spider-Man copies spawn and attack Peter - a possible reference to when Mysterio utilizes them during his boss battle in the original Spider-Man 2 (2004) game.
  • (at around 1h 55 mins) Near the end of the film, there is a banner with phases on it, "1...2...3...?" This is near the original site of Stark Tower, the supposed new site of the Baxter Building, home of the Fantastic Four.
  • "Spider-Man: Far From Home" takes place in the year 2024, eight months after Avengers: Endgame (2019).
  • Reprising their roles from Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) are Angourie Rice as Betty Brandt and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Jason Ionello. Betty and Jason are now anchoring Midtown High's morning news program.
  • (at around 1h 7 mins) MJ and Peter have a heart-to-heart on the Charles Bridge in Prague. Charles IV laid the foundation stone on July 9, 1357, at 5:31 am. This date and time were chosen because they formed a palindrome: 1 3 5 7 (year) 9 (day) 7 (month) 5 3 1 (time). Construction was overseen by Petr Parler, though the bridge wasn't completed until after his death.
  • (at around 1h 45 mins) During the climactic battle scene on Tower Bridge, as Spiderman creates his makeshift weapons (resembling Thor's Mjolnir and Captain America's shield), the musical score plays a tiny melodic hint of the Avengers theme, heard in variations throughout the MCU.
  • Numan Acar portrays a silent agent working for Nick Fury named Dmitri who seems to skilled at blending in by performing different roles to keep an eye on Peter Parker in plain sight (such as driving the school group's tour bus). Dmitri is also the name of a Spider-Man villain called Chameleon (Dmitri Smerdyakov) who is also known for his ability to adapt to different identities. Despite their similarities it has not been confirmed whether or not Acar's character is meant to be the MCU version of the villain.
  • (at around 1h 40 mins) During the climactic Tower Bridge battle, Spider-Man defeats several drones in one move and drops to the ground in the infamous Iron Man pose furthering the "Spider-Man is the new Iron Man" thread of the movie.
  • (at around 31 mins) When Nick Fury introduces Peter to Quentin Beck, he says that Beck is from Earth, just not yours. When referring to Earth it would have been more appropriate for Fury to say "ours" instead of yours, but this makes sense as it's later revealed that Talos is the one impersonating Fury.
  • (at around 1h 40 mins) When Happy and the kids are trapped inside The Crown Jewels' vault they start to share some secrets when they thought the drones are going to kill them. Happy yells he has a crush on Spider-Man's aunt, which may jeopardize Spidey's true identity, since only MJ and Ned know the secret by that time. Betty and Flash are unaware that Spidey and Peter are the same person, therefore the secret Happy shares could lead them to uncover the secret. Of course, this becomes somewhat moot when Mysterio posthumously divulges Peter's secret identity to everyone in the post-credit scene.
  • (at around 1h 50 mins) Peter and MJ share their first kiss on the Tower Bridge. This marks the first kiss in any Spider-Man movie in the MCU.
  • J.K. Simmons was called almost right before the film's release to reprise his role as J. Jonah Jameson from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy. Jon Watts acknowledged that Simmons could have refused, but he never considered another actor: "It's gotta be him. Like, if it wasn't him, it wasn't worth doing." Simmons called Raimi and received the director's blessing to return to the role for the new film.
  • Director Jon Watts described the film as a "con man movie" with "so many layers of deception", and he felt that ending the film with "one last twist" in the post-credits scenes was on par with the film.
  • Mysterio was designed to be a combination of different Avengers: * his suit is modelled on the armors of Iron Man and Thor * beck claims to be a military superhero, like Captain America * his use of manipulation and deceit (and use of drones) are inspired by Black Widow.
  • Following from the many clues that Nick Fury is being impersonated by an alien (actually a Skrull), it then becomes obvious that this must also apply to his associate Maria Hill, since her make-up makes her look extremely pasty-faced.
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