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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” New Trailer Addresses The MCU’s Multiverse

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With the latest Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man had a rough go of things, but it seems that the friendly neighborhood hero is now ready to swing out on his own again. This summer, Peter Parker will suit up for his standalone sequel at long last. And the new trailer for this movie revealed some spoiler-filled facts about his mission.

Oh, and it just so happens to involve a fledgling multiverse.

As we can see in the trailer, Spider-Man: Far From Home begins tackling the fallout of the latest Avengers film from the start. Peter Parker is left unsure how to deal with the death of his beloved Iron Man.

However, the newly rewound world must go on. For Peter, this also means going on a European vacation with his classmates, but things end up getting hairy when Nick Fury shows up and introduces him to Quentin Beck, a man from another-well-universe.

“[Quentin] Beck is from Earth. Just not ours. The snap tore a hole in our dimension,” Nick Fury tells Peter once he is able to introduce Spider-Man to their ally, Mysterio.

Obviously, this comment piques Peter’s attention. And he says the things Spidey fans have been waiting for.

“So, you are saying there is a multiverse?”

The Far From Home trailer does not confirm the suspicion, but Peter’s question seems spot-on if Beck really came from another version of Earth. However, Marvel Studios is acting coy about the multiverse’s actual existence. So we’ll have to wait and see Spider-Man: Far From Home to get a proper answer.

Definitely, such a debut would be welcome to comic book fans as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the Marvel Multiverse for decades now. Comic books did embrace the story device years ago, and Avengers: Endgame set up a couple of major timeline discrepancies when it introduced time travel. While Mysterio could be pulling everyone’s chain with his origin story, fans are hoping the multiverse will have well and truly hit the MCU. Or, in the best case scenario, the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.

So, what do you make of this big trailer? Let us know in the comments!

Spider-Man: Far From Home officially swings into theaters on July 2. Other MCU films include Captain Marvel now playing in select theaters and Avengers: Endgame has arrived since April 26.

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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Star Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals the Reasons He’s Playing Mysterio

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Thanks to his major successes early in career, the star Jake Gyllenhaal was regularly considered to play some superheroes characters over the past 15 years. Now he finally made the plunge in the genre by playing Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Recently, the actor revealed that his main motivation for joining the film was the complex character that offered him new challenges.

While speaking with The L.A. Times, Jake Gyllenhaal detailed of his opportunity playing Mysterio.

“It is great. He is a great character. It is one of those things. People have asked me for years, ‘You wanna do a movie like that?’ or ‘If you’re asked to, would you?’ Then my response has always been, particularly since being at Sundance, so many of the stories have always been, for many years since I have been coming here, character-driven. And it has always been my desire, is to find something in that space. It seems to match my skills and also my own honesty. That just so happened that it does with the part. So I am glad that people feel excited about it.”

For many Spidey fans, this casting decision is a dream come true.

One of the films that Jake Gyllenhaal rumoredly had his debut for is Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002, but it eventually went to Tobey Maguire. Fans have only seen some brief glimpses of the actor in the first trailer of Far From Home, yet he was one of the standout elements that fans immediately connected with.

Jake Gyllenhaal is also known for compelling dramas like Enemy, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler, which occupy a different corner of cinema than big-budget superhero movies. Previously, Gyllenhaal noted that he was pleasantly surprised with the ways in which the cast and crew offered him a more intimate experienced than he was anticipating.

“Actually it feels like a smaller-sized movie when you are acting with the actors,” Jake Gyllenhaal shared with The Late Show. “They are great in this movie. There’s a great cast in the movie. And the director Jon Watts is really fantastic. He makes a space where you can try things out and play around. And it doesn’t feel like you are just sort of automaton, doing whatever.”

We will wait to see Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in action when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5.

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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Theory: Mysterio Could Have a Tie to Doctor Strange

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The first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has debuted this week. And some fans have been already speculating about the first look at the film’s foe, Mysterio.

The final moments in the trailer saw Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) showing up during a battle between Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Hydro-Man. When Mysterio began to fight off Hydro-Man, his hands seemed to be emitting green runes.

For some eagle-eyed Marvel fans, the design of those runes looks familiar. They seem to resemble those used by Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

So, could there be any connection between the two magic-using characters?

In the comics, Quentin Beck doesn’t actually have any kind of superpowers or abilities, but pretends that he does through a series of well-planned special effects. Among these tools that Mysterio uses to pull off these illusions is a holographic projector, allowing him to create 3D projections.

As some fans have begun to speculate, there is a very good chance that Mysterio is just putting on a similar sort of ruse throughout Far From Home. And that he’s actually the one controlling Hydro-Man and the other Elementals. This would also allow him to essentially court favor with Spider-Man and everyone in S.H.I.E.L.D., as he comes out of the battle looking like a hero.

If that’s the case – and depending on how far Mysterio is going with his ruse – there is a chance that he could somehow already know what the powers of these in the Mystic Arts look like.

This would allow him to duplicate that look in some way. So that he could appear like less of a threat for S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as Spider-Man.

But again, there’s a chance that Mysterio actually has some sort of magic abilities, which he is using to orchestrate his whole ruse. Considering the rumblings that Mysterio might end up being Peter’s SHIELD-assigned partner in the movie, it could very well be that Quentin Beck had just enough magical prowess to get on the organization’s radar. And that he is just using it for bad.

After all, magic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already used a similar style to Doctor Strange’s runes – both with Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Karnak in Inhumans. So there is a chance that Mysterio’s magic looking a bit like Doctor Strange could be nothing more than a coincidence.

So, do you think the magic of Mysterio has a connection to Doctor Strange so far? Share with us in the comments!

In the meantime, other upcoming MCU films include Captain Marvel on March 8, Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5 this year.

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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Stars Jake Gyllenhaal Finally Making the Jump to Superhero Franchise

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The star Jake Gyllenhaal wowed Marvel fans with his short, but breathtaking debut as Mysterio in recent Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.

Though Jake Gyllenhaal has long been on the outside of the superhero world, save for almost being cast as Peter Parker in Spider-Man 2, his new villainous turn did change all of that. And fans are completely supportive of his casting.

During an interview on The Late Show on Wednesday night, host Stephen Colbert asked Jake Gyllenhaal about taking on the role of Mysterio, and eventually joining a superhero franchise. He also asked the actor why it took him so long to make the jump, in spite of always expressing interest in the genre.

“I would have [always] loved to, and this was the shot,” Gyllenhaal replied.

Colbert continued to say that Jake Gyllenhaal has been known for his work in smaller, wackier art house movies. So Gyllenhaal joining the MCU was a bit of a departure from that. However, despite the differences, he seemingly did enjoy his experiences working on Spider-Man: Far From Home.

“Yeah, it is,” he said. “I guess the movies I made are a little weird, sometimes.[But] It’s different and fun. It was really fun. I was then looking for a role in a space like that. And it felt like I could do something with it. And I did something with it. I do not know how good I did with it. But I did something with it, and it is very exciting!”

As Jake Gyllenhaal went on, he said that Spider-Man director Jon Watts alongside the rest of the cast actually made the film kind of a different experience than he might have expected.

“There is, sort of. But actually, it feels like a smaller sized movie when you are acting with the actors. They are great in the movie. There is a great cast in that. And actually, Jon Watts is fantastic. He really makes a space where we can try things out and play around. And it does not feel like you are just sort of automaton, doing whatever.”

As we saw in the Far From Home trailer, Mysterio is going to be a fairly complicated character in the film. We all know that he is a villain in the comics, but he is acting a lot like a superhero when he fights off Hydro-Man. This could be an elaborate scheme, or a major identity crisis. Either way, it makes for a compelling addition to the ever-evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe. And certainly, we are glad an actor like Jake Gyllenhaal did land the part.

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5 this year.

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