Spider-Man (Tom Holland) will have a much bigger responsibility in the MCU than being a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man after the events of Avengers: Endgame. But before he can assume those responsibilities, he will go on vacation in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Which sounds fun. That is until Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) turns it into a world-saving mission. Now he must face new elemental threats that pose a danger to his world, and the only person that could help him is Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), a person with mystical powers who is very familiar with these creatures. Oh, did I mention that Beck hints that he is from another world?
Check out the new trailer here below.
After an introductory handshake, Beck tells Spider-Man, “We could have used someone like you on my world.” To which a confused Parker says, “Your world?
Fury then says, “Beck is from Earth, just not ours. The snap tore a hole in our dimension.”
Spider-Man then asks, “Are you saying there’s a multiverse?”
So if that got your Spidey-sense tingling, you are not alone. For one thing, it introduces the idea that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is much bigger than we could have ever imagined. It also opens the door for other characters to come back. But let’s focus on Mysterio aka Beck.
As far as we know, Beck will be playing an ally to Spider-Man. In the comics, he was actually a villain who uses Hollywood special effects, smoke and mirrors, and other forms of trickery to commit his crimes. But here, it looks like he is more hero than villain. And he happens to be the only one who knows anything about these elementals. Of course, the trailer wouldn’t just spoil the fact that he is just a small-time crook who uses special effects. And even if he was, that would be pretty bad on Fury’s part considering that he has a large intelligence network.
So let’s assume that Beck is someone from the multiverse. Well, as I said, it could open the door for other heroes to come back. And not just someone from an alternate timeline, but characters from a different universe. As Fury said, the Thanos snap not only dusted people, but opened the door to other worlds. Or maybe Stark did it. Who knows?
But in order to keep things fresh, it needs to introduce bold and new ideas. A multiverse would be something to that effect.
Now, Beck could be just another con artist who uses the snap to create an elaborate back story about the elementals and how he is the only one who can defeat them, and uses the absence of fellow Avengers to his advantage so that he can achieve fame and fortune. Of course, that is just playing devil’s advocate. We will just have to wait and see which theory is the right one.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Manâ„¢: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Manâ„¢: 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.
The film also stars Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Cobie Smulders, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice, Hemky Madera, Numan Acar, and Remy Hii.
Directed by Jon Watts, who uses a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5, 2019.