Our Spoiler-Filled Spider-Man: Far From Home Interview With Jon Watts
So many of you caught up with Spider-Man: Far From Home over the holiday weekend. The latest Marvel Studios movie (produced in conjunction with Sony Pictures) took the top spot at the box office, and put a cap on what has been known as Phase Three of the MCU, picking up the pieces from Avengers: Endgame, but also setting old Webhead (Tom Holland) on his own path, one that was drastically altered by the mid-credits sequence – a total game changer.
Naturally, the moment the ReelBlend guys got a chance to sit down with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts and discuss spoilers, we HAD to start with that scene. The re-introduction of a very famous face into the MCU, and a bombshell dropped right on Spidey’s head, right as order was starting to be restored into his friendly neighborhood.
Listen here to the SPOILER-FILLED conversation between ReelBlend co-hosts Sean O’Connell, Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy, with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts:
The ReelBlend podcast is a weekly conversation of all things film. Hosted by Sean, Kevin and Jake, it often gives listeners a peek behind the curtain of the press-junket world, where filmmakers and celebrities open up about their process, and the making of some of your favorite movies.
In recent episodes, the ReelBlend podcast has discussed Alita: Battle Angel with Robert Rodriguez, the John Wick franchise with Chad Stahelski, and Avengers: Endgame with Joe and Anthony Russo.
To this list, we now proudly add Jon Watts, who agreed to spill about spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, so long as we held them until today. Now the conversation is wide open, so if you caught Spidey’s latest adventure, give this one a listen.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is trying to move on following the death of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). He’s given the chance of a lifetime, to take a European vacation with his high-school classmates… and possibly woo his love interest, MJ (Zendaya).
But trouble follows Peter overseas, as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) confronts the wallcrawler and recruits him to fight off the Elementals alongside Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
As mentioned, the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home will catapult Spidey and his closest friends and family members into unsafe territories, and it will be exciting to find out where Marvel and Sony want to take the characters. We may know more in a few weeks, once Marvel holds their latest panel at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, July 20.
Until then, catch up on previous episodes of the ReelBlend podcast by clicking here.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.