New ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Photo Confirms the Mysterio Twist

AceShowbiz -A new image of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has made its way out online via Entertainment Weekly. Featuring Tom Holland‘s Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man and Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Quentin Beck a.k.a. Mysterio, the photo confirms the twist of the two characters’ relationship in the movie.

Peter, wearing his Spidey suit without his mask, is seen shaking hands with Mysterio, who is also clad in his armor without his helmet on. The picture affirms the notion given by the previously-released trailer which hinted that Spider-Man and Mysterio would be teaming up in the upcoming movie.

EW further describes Mysterio, a powerful magician, as an ally to Peter and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). He and the high school student/vigilante “spark a close friendship” as director Jon Watts describes their friendship, “If Tony Stark was sort of the mentor in the previous films, we thought it would be interesting to play Mysterio as almost like the cool uncle.”

But the Spider-Man lore is no stranger to introducing characters who are initially close to Peter, only to turn them into his nemeses later on. Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe), who is the father of Peter’s best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco), is the incarnation of Green Goblin in the comic books and Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man“. Harry (Dane DeHaan) himself takes the mantle of the Green Goblin in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2“. So, it will be no surprise if Spider-Man’s relationship with Mysterio turns sour later on in “Far From Home” or in future installment.

As for what “Far From Home” is about, Watts shares, “This film is about the world telling him, ‘It’s time for you to step up and grow up, kid,’ and he’s saying, ‘But I still want to be a kid and go on vacation.’ “

But Peter can’t continue to live like a normal high school student with his super powers, especially when a mysterious quartet called the Elementals, who can manipulate nature, wreaks havoc. Nick recruits him to save day and lends him an all-black stealth suit because Peter doesn’t want to expose his secret identity by gallivanting around Europe in Spidey’s tights.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is due out July 5 in the United States.

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