The first trailer for Marvel’s new movie Spider-Man: Far From Home was shared by the film’s lead star Tom Holland on Twitter on Tuesday. While Tom reprises his role as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Jake Gyllenhaal is seen in the franchise as Mysterio.
The trailer begins with Peter planning a school trip to Europe where he aims to woo MJ. But he chooses to not carry his Spider suit along because ‘Europe doesn’t really need a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man’. However, further on in the trailer, we see that the trips gets hijacked by Nick Fury who recruits Spidey for a mission.
Then, towards the end of the trailer, we see Jake as Mysterio fighting a water monster, and he says, “You don’t want any part of this,” while shooting green lasers from his hands.
Mysterio is one of the classic villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who’s been around long before Jake Gyllenhaal took over.
The first Mysterio was special effects artist and stuntman Quentin Beck who appeared in 1964’s Amazing Spider-Man No 13. He decided to use his talent for illusions to become a supervillain in the Marvel Universe, and tried to frame Spider Man for robbing a museum, but ended up getting imprisoned for his crimes.
Beck later joined Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Kraven the Hunter, Vulture and Electro in the first incarnation of the Sinister Six, a group of supervillains formed to end Spidey, in Amazing Spider-Man Annual No 1 in 1964, writes cnet.com. There were others who took on the name Mysterio, who showed up in the later years in the comics in 1975 and 2002.
But in this film, when London is attacked, Peter Parker puts on the Spider-Man suit and fights the bad guys along with Mysterio.
No sign of Tony Stark
However, like Tony Stark’s presence was strong and important in Spider-Man: Homecoming, he does not make an appearance in this trailer. Also, no new modifications in the Spider-Man suit can be spotted, which makes one think if Iron Man will die in the battle against Thanos in Endgame.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, and releases on July 5 in the US, three months after Avengers: Endgame which will release in April.
Producer Marvel Kevin Feige had previously told Comicbook.com that the movie will carry forward the theme of ‘home’ that was introduced in the first film. “We like [the title] of course because it ties into ‘Homecoming’, not just keeping that word going, which we like and we liked it more than ‘Homecoming 2’, but that notion of ‘home’ is a word that has dual meanings we’d like to continue with this version of Spider-Man. So, ‘Far From Home’ has multiple meanings,” he said.
Watch the trailer of Spider-Man: Far From Home here: