Spider-Man: Far From Home is on its way to theaters this summer and Director Jon Watts confirmed that Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio will be comic book accurate.
In the trailers for Far From Home, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio looks like more of an ally to Spider-Man. But comic readers know that Mysterio is one of Spidey’s biggest foes and he’s always throwing Spider-Man under the bus. Watts sat down with Screen Rant to confirm that the trailers correctly portray Mysterio, who appeared as a hero to the public in the comics. Watts told them:
“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.”
That comic is Amazing Spider-Man issue 13. In it, Mysterio debuts as a hero to the public eye. Spider-Man is framed for crimes he didn’t remember committing. A costumed man named Mysterio promises to bring Spider-Man to justice. Mysterio and Spider-Man meet twice; the first time Spidey is overpowered, but he defeats Mysterio after a rematch. Mysterio revealed that it was him pretending to be Spider-Man all along and he was committing those crimes. So while the public viewed him as a hero, he was actually a villain framing Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to feature Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, bringing the Spider-Man villain to life for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Details on the plot are currently under wraps, though the film will follow Peter Parker as he joins his friends on a summer vacation in Europe and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. Introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #13, the best incarnation of Mysterio is a special effects wizard named Quentin Beck and the character has been a frequent foe for the web-head since his debut.
We will keep you updated on more Far From Home news as soon as it becomes available. Are you happy to hear that Mysterio will stay comic book accurate? Are you excited to see Jake Gyllenhaal portray Mysterio? Did you think Jake Gyllenhaal’s version was going to be a hero like he seems in the trailer? What do you think of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio from what you’ve seen so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
The film will be released in theaters on July 2, 2019.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click "Next" to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes' (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as "MJ" that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter's motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter's secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she's aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won't be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a "brothers in arms" dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio's Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
"The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There's no one more professional than him."
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.