When new details about any movie within the Marvel franchise emerges, you better believe fans are going to dissect every layer of it to try and gain insight into how things will play out after Avengers: Infinity War. Everyone is desperate for any clues as to what will happen in the aftermath of Thanos' finger snap, leaving half of the universe in a pile of dust. And while we all want to believe that most of our beloved heroes can still be saved, clues from the new trailer are forcing fans to wonder, is Iron Man dead in Spider-Man: Far From Home? It's a theory many have suspected for quite some time, and it looks like it just might be coming true.
Now, it's important to note that the footage doesn't come right out and say anything about Tony Stark's fate, however, there are subtle hints sprinkled throughout the clip that eagle-eyed fans are sure to pick up on that indicate Iron Man can no longer be a mentor and confidant for this friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It's a sad option to consider, but given the fact that Tony was showcased in the Avengers 4 trailer as being lost in space with absolutely no one around, it's not entirely surprising, but still heartbreaking nonetheless. So when you decide to go back and watch the new Spider-Man trailer for the umpteenth time, be sure to take note of all the underlying clues that appear to tease Iron Man's fate.
First let's start with the most obvious indicator: the fact that Iron Man doesn't make an appearance at any point in the trailer. Jon Favreau shows up to reprise his role as Happy Hogan, but Tony himself is nowhere to be found. Granted, it is possible that Tony does come into the picture at some point and the trailer simply didn't cover that portion of events, but knowing what we know about Avengers: Endgame thus far, it seems unlikely. It's much more plausible that Iron Man isn't in the trailer because he can't be there for Peter Park anymore.
Then there's the fact that Nick Fury seems to be taking on the role of Peter's mentor in the trailer. Could this be because he knew it's what Tony would've wanted if he was no longer around to do it himself? Odds are Fury knew how much the kid meant to Tony, so he's taking an extra special interest in looking after him. Even Happy's words to Peter feel weighted with meaning: "You're all alone. Your friends are in trouble. What are you going to do about it?"
It's also worth noting that Peter's hesitancy to take his Spider-Man suit to Europe with him could also have an underlying meaning behind it that extends far beyond just wanting to relax on a school trip. Peter usually jumps at any chance to help others in need, but if something happened to the man who gifted him with the suit in the first place, then it's possible he may be finding it a little bit harder to wear these days.
And finally, there's the very quick mention of Iron Man near the end of the trailer. "He's like Iron Man and Thor all rolled into one," said one of Peter's classmates when describing Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio character. It's almost like Marvel is trying to bring Iron Man to our attention without outright confirming his fate. The comment definitely has a "gone but not forgotten" vibe to it. Then again, maybe it means nothing and we're all just reading way too much into it.
If anyone could make it out of outer space with depleting food, water, and oxygen, it would be Tony, but if these new Spider-Man clues are any indication, this could be one situation even this Avenger can't fix.