Kevin Feige: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Title Has an “Alternate Meaning”
Spider-Man: Far From Home will premiere in theaters across the globe in less than a month, and as fans prepare to see Tom Holland don the Spidey suit once more, and cope with some incredible loss following Avengers: Endgame, theories concerning the film’s narrative are taking over the internet.
Mentioning the multiverse in the trailer was a genius way to build hype for the film’s latest installment, for it presents a neverending list of options, many of which involve fans finding ways to bring Tony Stark back from beyond the grave. While we would all love to see Peter Parker and Tony Stark reunited, let’s call this theory for what it is: a pipedream.
Tony Stark resurrections and various other Avenger appearances aside, let’s consider what may be a probable turn of events for the upcoming Marvel movie. Since Spider-Man: Far From Home was announced as the title, many fans have been curious as to its potential to carry multiple meanings. Could Spider-Man travel into another dimension? Could he visit an alternate earth?
While Europe is far from Peter Parker’s home, another time period, or an alternate dimension would be even further, and based on a recent statement by Kevin Feige, the producer behind Spider-Man: Far From Home, the title does, in fact, bear more than one meaning.
Kevin Feige talks ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ title selection
Taking all the various theories concerning Spider-Man: Far From Home into account, Kevin Feige’s recent statement seems to imply that all the wishes concerning a trip to another world are in the cards. Feige stated:
“[It’s] similar [to Spider-Man: Homecoming]. I won’t say what the meanings are, but we enjoy that title because, like Homecoming, it is full of alternate meaning. And we liked continuing the ‘Home’ thing, with the little Spidey symbol in the ‘Home.’”
While Kevin Feige did not further elaborate on his statement, what other “alternate meaning” could he be insinuating? There seems to be one option – a bit metaphorical – that could fit into this narrative arc, yet it would be a little less exciting, and a little bit disappointing (given the hype).
Will Tom Holland’s Peter Parker be “far from home” in the mental and emotional sense of the word?
Tom Holland seems hell-bent on convincing audiences Mysterio is actually a “good guy,” now add in Feige’s apparent declaration that Far From Home is a secret spoiler of sorts, and fans are suspicious; many are wondering if those behind the movie are just trying to send us for a loop?
Does Tom Holland want us to believe that Mysterio is good so that we believe Mysterio when he mentions the multiverse? We’re supposed to believe the master trickster is telling the truth? Is Kevin Feige hopping on the manipulation and misdirection bandwagon with his most recent statement? And, if so, what does all this imply for the upcoming film?
If Mysterio is indeed a villain, as he always is in the comics – and both Holland and Feige are leading us down a dead-end – they are doing so to violate our expectations for the film. Which, as a result, will make the movie more surprising (and likely lead to strong reviews).
Kevin Feige’s “alternate meaning” could be metaphorical: Tom Holland is far from what he identifies as home. He has lost the man who has groomed him into a hero; he has lost a father figure. He no longer recognizes his life and is struggling to uncover his purpose. In every emotional and mental sense of the word “home,” Tom Holland is, by no means, cozy on the couch in his living room.
So, whether Tom Holland travels far far away or finds the new home within remains anyone’s guess, but the former would satisfy fans’ hopes and expectations for the film.