First off, here’s the trailer! Watch it, love it, enjoy it. We’ll talk after.
What We Know
Wow! That was a lot to take in. Let’s start with what we know so far. We know we get at least one new antagonist out of this: Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio! We’ll get to him in a second. We also know Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place AFTER Avengers: Endgame, as confirmed by Kevin Feige, himself. Which means, based on this trailer, we know at least Spider-Man, Nick Fury, and Maria Hill have survived Endgame (Also, most of the people that exist close to Peter Parker). Also revealed is the context of the title “far from home.” This is alluding to the fact that at least a portion of this film will be taking place in Europe, far from Peter’s home of New York. We also get to see Spider-Man’s new suit(s)! There’s the iconic one that we’ve been seeing pictures of for a while, and then another one that more so resembles the Spider-Man Noir suit.
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a bit of a Gyllenhaal fanboy, but that doesn’t discredit this guy’s acting chops. I’m almost more hyped for Gyllenhaal’s portrayal of Mysterio over anything having to do with Spider-Man. He’s a fan of the comics, a well established actor, and I think he’s going to absolutely lock in this role as one of the greatest Marvel villain performances to date. What’s unknown at this time is how they’re going to paint Mysterio’s story. The word around the campfire is we’ll see the trope of Mysterio creating all of the big bads we see in the trailer, just to be able to defeat them and look like a hero. Keep your Syndrome from The Incredibles parallels to yourself; they weren’t the first, and they won’t be the last to pull that trope. That route will make the most sense, seeing as how Mysterio doesn’t really possess superhuman abilities. He is an expert designer of special effects devices and stage illusions, a master hypnotist, magician, and an amateur chemist and roboticist. Now, that having been said, if those elemental monsters are just amateur chemistry and robotics, GOOD LORD, don’t let that guy study anymore. Which brings us to the last section to cover.
The Rumor Mill
This could go on and on forever. So, we’ll just touch on the popular things. Up first, there’s one person that’s been a crucial part of Peter’s life, as of recent, and he’s not seen once in this entire trailer: Tony Stank Stark. It pains me to write this, but I have to assume, with all that’s on the line in Endgame, Iron Man might be gone for good. Or rather, “the Tony Stark Iron Man might be gone for good.” I’m clutching to the fact that Marvel has always been on their game to remove spoilers from trailers. So, with Endgame not being released yet, did they purposefully keep Stark out of this trailer to make us think he’s dead? This just goes on to “unless they know that we knew that they knew…” ad nauseum. Moving on! The “elemental baddies” seen in the trailer. Are those Mysterio creations OR was this our first look at Molten Man and Hydro-Man? After all, they’re both formidable Spider-Man foes, and we’d love nothing more than to build up to an epic Sinister Six movie. An Easter egg spotted by Reddit user YungWhale to help support this theory:
@0:49 the ship behind Ned says ‘ASM 212’. Amazing Spiderman #212 was the first appearance of Hydroman…
What did you think of the trailer? Did you catch something we missed? On a scale of 10 to 10, how hyped are you for Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio? Let us know in the comments below!