February 12, 2019

The ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Trailer Takes An Important Step For Diversity

By Anhar Karim

Sony’s new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home features gigantic elemental beasts, at least 3 versions of the Spider-Man suit, and a mysterious new ally. But for those invested in diverse representation in entertainment, the most exciting bit of the trailer may be something much subtler. The trailer shows us that Peter Parker and his classmates are on an extravagant European adventure, and then, at just past the video’s first minute, we see that one of those classmates happens to be a hijab-wearing Muslim woman.

This is a big deal.