'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' begins shooting in England, raises speculation of Holland's fate in upcoming Avengers movie
Tom Holland was snapped shooting for the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, raising speculation of his fate in 'Avengers: Infinity War'
*Spoiler ahead* Those who caught Marvel's "most ambitious cross-over event in history" 'Avengers: Infinity War,' will remember that Thanos' quest to wipe out half the universe's population by collecting the infinity stones succeeded. As a consequence, Tom Holland's Spider-Man was one of those who saw themselves fade away, with fans left wondering the fate of their friendly neighborhood superhero, as well as those of so many of the others who fell to the same fate.
As those questions will only be answered with the release of the untitled sequel currently in the works at Marvel Studios on May 3 next year, audiences can do little but speculate. Holland revealed that 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' will be the second film in the second reboot of the franchise this century, on his Instagram account, and with the film set to premiere on July 5, one month after the conclusion of 'Avengers,' theories are being concocted on how he could have found himself away from the Big Apple.
Filming is already underway, with 'Far From Home' found to be referring to England and a few other locations across Europe. Holland was spotted on the sets in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, with fiction editor Sophie Playle tweeting three pictures from production, including one where the web-slinger was snapped with what appeared to be a coffee in hand.
She posted the pictures with the caption: "Casually starting off the week by watching Tom Holland walk onto the set where they’re filming the new Spider-Man movie, just around the corner from where I live," adding that the crew was in an abandoned building in answer to a question of where they were situated. However, she also revealed that she did not see any other actors.
Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, let slip what the sequel might entail. "Well, when does that movie take place? We know it's the summer. I think it's summer vacation. I think he's going to Europe with his friends," he said, adding: "I don't know what summer... I mean, I do know (but you don't)."
He had also previously revealed that the film would start shooting in July. "We film in London. We shot the first film in Atlanta," he told Slash Film. "And we shoot a lot of films in London, but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe."
Feige's comments threw further doubt into when the events of 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' unfold, with Holland himself admitting he was unsure whether his character was brought to life. "I don’t know much about it," he said. "I’m a little confused because, um, I died, so I don’t really know how it all comes into play."