One of the most shocking moments came when Mysterio’s hallucinations caused Spidey to see a zombified Iron Man rise from the grave and attack him. The creepy shot was likely an homage to the “Marvel Zombies” comic series created by Robert Kirkman of “The Walking Dead” fame.
Spider-Man’s all-black stealth suit is clearly a reference to the black-and-white Spider-Man Noir from Marvel comics, who also was voiced by Nicolas Cage in “Into the Spider-Verse.” The Iron Spider and homemade hoodie suit from “Homecoming” also appear, and so does the Velocity suit from the “Spider-Man” PlayStation 4 game when Peter makes his new costume.
In the beginning of the movie, Aunt May helps run a center for people who need shelter and food after “the Blip,” and she enlists Spider-Man to sign autographs to raise money. In the comics, May volunteers for a similar charity called F.E.A.S.T. (Food, Emergency Aid, Shelter and Training).
Mysterio spins a story that he’s from an alternate world called Earth-833 and somehow he was brought to our heroes’ Earth-616, which are both actual dimensions from the comics. Earth-616 is where the majority of Marvel stories take place, and Earth-833 is home to Spider-UK, an alternate friendly neighborhood Spider-Man from across the pond.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, the sunny proverb goes. But what if life gives you inedibly sour quinces instead? The father-son odd-couple road trip comedy gets an appealingly deadpan, Bulgarian makeover in Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s third feature, a film that takes the bittersweet fruits of its funny, sad, silly situations, and If anything, Scott goes too easy on Far From Home: things start to slip downhill as soon as Peter tries on Tony Stark’s techno-sunglasses for size (they call in drone strikes!). Peter repeatedly tells Nick Fury that he’s more of a “friendly neighborhood” Spider-Man, but man, remember when Peter rejected Tony Stark’s job offer at the end of Homecoming, but then became an Avenger anyway? As a wise man once said: it’s déjà vu all over again!