Molten Man torches Prague in new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer
Warning: spoilers for Avengers: Endgame in below trailer
The latest trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home was released earlier this week, and local fans got an extended glimpse of Peter Parker’s adventures in Prague and scenes filmed in the Czech Republic.
Filming in Prague drew a lot of interest last year when the city closed down popular landmark Charles Bridge for a night of shooting. In the new trailer, we get an extended peek at the key sequence, a romantic stroll between Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and MJ (Zendaya) during which the character reveals that he is Spider-Man - - only to hear that yeah, she already knew.
Later on, we see what’s being called a Fire Elemental attacking a carnival scene. This sequence is set in Prague but mostly filmed in Liberec, and involves both a new black suit for Spider-Man (though not the alien symbiote that became Venom) and an appearance by Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck.
In the trailer, Beck is introduced as a superhero working with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, but fans of the comic and the Mysterio character should be expecting a twist. Gyllenhaal was confirmed on-set in Liberec during last year’s filming.
Pictured above, a black-suited Spider-Man in (presumably) an alcove of a historic Liberec building, filling in for Prague in an official press photo for the film.
The new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer totaled a whopping 135 million online views in its first 24 hours of release, a new high for Sony Pictures but still well behind the record set by Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame (289 million views):
The Vinohrady Theatre (Divadlo na Vinohradech) at Náměstí Míru in Prague 2 can also be spotted as a filming location in the new trailer. The Theatre was also used extensively in the filming of the Prague-shot The Illusionist, starring Edward Norton.
The Fire Elemental that attacks Prague, it was confirmed yesterday, is based on the Molten Man character from the original comics, while the Water Elemental that attacks Venice is based on Hydro Man.
While these names don’t appear to be used in the film (something that complex rights issues may have prevented), they are being used in promotional material, such as new Spider-Man: Far From Home LEGO sets:
For the young cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the experience of filming in Prague and other locations last year was also something of a summer vacation as they traveled through Europe.
Asked what location he enjoyed the most, Jacob Batalon, who plays Spidey’s best friend Ned, didn’t hesitate to highlight the Czech capital.
“I definitely think Prague was the best time. It was just a really fun city,” Batalon told /Film.
“Venice was beautiful. London is just like New York. I don’t know, it’s hard to choose. I would say all of it, but definitely Prague was really fun.”
Along with New York, London, Venice, and Berlin, local fans can also see Prague featured on the posters for the film, which will flood the city in the months leading up to its July 4 release in Czech cinemas: