Michelle knows who the wall-crawler is. And you do, too. He’s your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Maybe not Sensational or Spectacular just yet, but he’s definitely Amazing in the eyes of many. And with Spider-Man: Far From Home currently filming, we’ve got a set video that shows the webhead and Zendaya’s MJ exchanging small talk on the streets of New York.
Admittedly, you’ve seen this set video before in its entirety in a previous report showcasing a better look at Spidey’s new digs in Far From Home. And while some may hope they have Superman’s super hearing to try and make out what’s being said, many believe this small talk is an indication that MJ knows Spider-Man’s secret identity. And yes, as far as live-action is concerned, every incarnation of Peter Parker and maybe even the ones who will portray him after Tom Holland have had trouble keeping the secret identity thing… well, a secret.
Sure, that’s not exactly necessary when at the end of the very first film in your franchise, you have your protagonist say at a press conference that “I am Iron Man,” secret identities may not really matter. And Cap barely wears his helmet, so it doesn’t take a lot to figure how that it’s Steve Rogers. Peter Parker, by virtue of his upbringing, personal life, and those close to him, has a lot to lose with his identity out there. But then, if Homecoming was any indication, MJ probably wouldn’t care either way who was under the mask, even though it is Peter.
Even though Liz’s father, for example, knows who Peter is, he’s sort of incarcerated at the moment and doesn’t intend to spill the secret, so he couldn’t have said anything to anyone. Or perhaps this is just Peter’s way of being friendly to a supposedly “random” bystander. He is your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Or perhaps, like in the first Raimi Spider-Man film, Spidey may be curious what Peter thinks of MJ. Anyway, I’m rambling. Have a look at the Far From Home set video below from Backgrid of Spider-Man and MJ crossing paths.
Again, it’s probably difficult to make out what, if at all, is being said between Michelle and Spider-Man, but one thing’s for sure: MJ seems to be perfectly fine swinging throughout the air. What do you think of the video and how, if at all, do you hope to see Peter and MJ’s friendship develop in the Homecoming sequel? Let us know in the comments below.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Micheal Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Acar, J. B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii and Hemky Madera.
The film will swing its way into theaters on July 5, 2019.