The initial trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home was released this morning to widespread hype. It tickled fans of the swinging boy Tom Holland, and teased audiences with the first appearance of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. It looks fun as hell, and at time of writing, the clip has already been viewed in excess of ten million times.

All of this is to say folks really seem to be keen on the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with one notable exception: some hardcore fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who are upset that Spider-Man is alive at all. 

A small number of fans have complained that since Spider-Man was reduced to a pile of dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, he has zero business swinging around in a film which Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed takes place after Infinity War.

Others claim the trailer demonstrates how little Marvel Studios cares about actually keeping characters dead, thereby reducing the impact of their deaths when they occur on-screen.

Keep the heroes in the ground, goddamnit!

There’s even the argument that Marvel Studios’ decision to bring Peter Parker back could teach audiences not to care about real-life consequences. It’s a take which assumes a lot about the centrality of superhero films to our culture, but hey:

Amid all of that confusion, it’s somewhat important to outline what we do know about the timeline. That Feige confirmation we mentioned earlier? Well, he spoke to IGN about the issue last year, saying the flick will explore Parker’ attempt to return to normalcy after the universe-shattering events of Infinity War.

“It’s fun to see that, because he can represent, you know, the world as a whole, as they try to move forward,” Feige said.

So there you go. Spider-Man didn’t feel too good at the end of Infinity War and floated away in the wind, but he’s coming back in some capacity. And we’re all just gonna have to deal with it.

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