Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man is much more complex than many give him credit for. He’s the perfect blend of high-energy youth and worried responsibility. He’s been to space, fought a variety of aliens, and lost numerous father figures. Heck, the kid even died for five years and probably has to face the repercussions of many of his friends growing up without him.
So it only makes sense that the franchise known for one of the most heart-breaking scenes in recent memory would continue to up the emotional ante.
During a recent Spider-Man: Far From Home set visit in London, CinemaBlend got the chance to discuss the emotional resonance of the character with Tom Holland. In doing so, the 22-year old actor known for over-sharing revealed that the upcoming sequel is going to pack one heck of a soul-crushing punch:
“There’s a scene in this film where audiences will feel like they were punched in the face. Even filming it, I remember walking out and then watching it again on the monitors and asking Jon, ‘Are you sure that’s okay?’ And he’s like, ‘No, it’s not. People are going to hate this scene.’ But it really… God, it’s pretty crazy. And it’s very similar in the way that it’s very tense, and it sort of rips the rug from underneath your feet.”
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The latest trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home packed plenty of emotion in its two-minute runtime. We know Peter must navigate a post-Iron Man world, and in doing so takes a shining to a shadowy new hero played by Jake Gyllenhaal. And we also know that that new hero is Mysterio, one of Spider-Man’s most notorious villains. Could the aforementioned soon-to-be-hated scene reveal the character’s inevitable betrayal against the already emotional-vulnerable Web-Head?
There’s also the possibility that the timeline, which picks up immediately after Spider-Man’s return from death five years prior, will have a massive effect on Peter’s character this time around. After all, Marvel Studios took a risk and examined Tony Stark’s post-Avengers PTSD in Iron Man 3. Returning from a five-year nonexistence to find that many of your friends have graduated and moved on with their lives without you can’t be beneficial towards one’s mental health. We know many of his friends must have disappeared in the Snap, otherwise they wouldn’t still be in high school, but who’s to say that the likes of Jason Ionello or Liz Allen aren’t dealing with their lives as early-twenty-somethings?
Whatever the scene may be, it’ll certainly be worth the wait when Spider-Man: Far From Home finally hits theaters on July 2nd.