Spider-Man: Far From Home is going to hit the screen this summer with the trailer already out making buzz among fans. It is slated to release on July 2. It looks like it’s going to be another Marvel-ous summer at the box office.
A recap of Far From Home
The trailer’s out for the new Spider-Man film and showcases Peter Parker who went to abroad on his summer trip for study.
This gets complicated after he is recruited by SHIELD and Nick Fury to help Quentin Beck/Mysterio fight a series of elemental threats.
Fans get their first glimpse of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, and it looks like he may be teaming up with Spider-Man to stop evil. Mysterio is a beloved super villain traditionally in comic lore.
According to IGN, Quentin Beck, the man behind the mask, was a former special effects artist and is particularly gifted at creating illusions to trick Spider-Man.
As far as his costume is concerned, he’s adorned with gadgets and weapons as well as a helmet that looks like a fishbowl to ensure he has a portable air supply.
Spider-Man trusts Mysterio’s Nature
Older Spider-Man fans may remember Mysterio appearing as early as the ’60s, and he later infamously joins the Sinister Six to help defeat Spider-Man once and for all. With Mysterio being one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes, Gyllenhaal certainly has big shoes to fill — but he seems totally prepared and excited to join the MCU as such an iconic character.
Interestingly enough, the Daily Express notes Gyllenhaal said of Mysterio in an interview with Empire, “It’s interesting because when you hear the word “Mysterio” as a Spider-Man fan, you immediately think “villain.”
That’s not the case in our film. He’s sort of a new addition to this world of heroes, he’s sort of my teammate throughout the movie.”
Given what we’ve seen from the Far From Home trailer, it looks like Mysterio is completely on Spider-Man’s side. Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is seen introducing Quentin Beck and Peter Parker, and he explains, “Beck is from Earth, just not ours. The snap tore a hole in our dimension.”
We know Spider-Man is young, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he looks up to Mysterio as a mentor of sorts, especially with Iron Man out of the picture.
Beck will turn on Parker — but that could be a twist in the movie that we just don’t know about.
Director Jon Watts said, “Mysterio enters the comic as a hero. So, I always took it right back to the source material and what made that character exciting initially.”
And Empire also notes Watts said, “The idea of Mysterio as a hero was something we had never explored before. Having the power of Marvel behind you means that you can make those crazy swaps.”
It seems we’ll only get to speculate before the film comes out regarding the truth. Tom Holland already admitted that there’s one scene where “audiences will feel like they’ve been punched in the face.” So its waiting time to see if Mysterio changes.