First reactions to 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' hail another Marvel winner

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Credit: Marvel/Sony)

In a post-Endgame world, many are wondering just which direction the Marvel Cinematic Universe is headed.

And now, thanks to some early reactions to Spider-Man: Far From Home, the 23rd movie in the multi-billion dollar superhero series, we've got a bit of a steer.

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Though reviews are still under a strict embargo, screenings for the Homecoming sequel happened in the US last night, and the buzz is already building.

And it's encouragingly positive.

Many are simply head over heels for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, while an emotional performance from Tom Holland as Peter Parker – who has just lost his mentor in Tony Stark – is coming in for heavy praise too.

Oh, and apparently, there’s a post-credits scene for the ages...

Director Jon Watts is back on board following great work on Spider-Man: Homecoming, with Samuel L. Jackson stepping in to the father figure role as Nick Fury.

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Zendaya is back as MJ and Jacob Batalon as Ned, alongside Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and J.B. Smoove as Mr Dell, Peter's teacher and chaperone on his college trip to Europe.

Michelle (Zendaya) catches a ride from Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man: Far From Home. (Sony Pictures)

Here’s the synopsis: Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation.

However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Spider-Man: Far From Home lands in the UK on 2 July.