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OTTplay Now You Know - Spider-Man : Far from Home

Tom Holland reprises the lead role, second film in the trilogy series of Spider - Man.

Nikhil Kumar
Jan 17, 2022
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Welcome to OTTplay Now You Know, one podcast that gives you all the trivia, lesser-known facts about shows and films that you probably didn't know about. I'm your host Nikhil.

Tom Holland is returning for a third standalone Spider-Man film titled Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was released in theatres in India today. So here is some trivia on the second film in the trilogy, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Let's begin!

1. Jeffrey Henderson, storyboard artist for the film, claims that Mysterio was originally the intended villain for the canceled Sam Raimi film Spider-Man 4. Bruce Campbell, the Ash vs Evil Dead star and childhood friend of Raimi was supposed to play the role. In fact, Campbell had made cameo appearances in all three Raimi Spider-Man films.

2. In a particular scene at about 21 minutes into the runtime, which is also Tom Holland's favorite action scene from the film, takes place in Venice during the Water Elemental attacks. Peter is shown to run across several poles where a few boats are docked. He later admitted that he regrets not heeding the advice of the stunt coordinator to wear shin guards.

3. August 10th is shown to be his birthday as per the passport. This is a reference to Spider-Man's first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 which was released on August 10th, 1962.

4. Jake Gyllenhaal is almost never seen wearing anything other than his full supervillain costume. It was recommended to him he wear something more comfortable for certain scenes, but as he genuinely liked wearing that suit he refused to wear anything else.

5. The Dutch village that Peter wakes up in is called 'Broek op Langedijk', which means a low piece of land in a marsh-like area in ancient Dutch. It is in fact a real town in the Netherlands, famous for its historic architecture. However, the marketplace and the tulip field scenes were shot in the Czech Republic. Around two million digital tulips were created to depict the Dutch countryside. Even though not really appear in the movie, the tourist board of Broek was thrilled by the reference, and the place witnessed a sharp rise in American tourists after the film's premiere.

6. Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the villain Mysterio in the film, was originally cast to replace an injured Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2. However, Maguire healed in time from the injuries he suffered while filming Seabiscuit and returned for Spider-Man 2.

If you haven't watched this spidey flick yet then do so, it's streaming on Netflix, Google Play, Apple TV

That's the OTTplay Now You Know for today, I shall be back again with another episode soon. Until then it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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