'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Mysterio Spoilers: Tom Holland Fuels Our Theory
Tom Holland has a reputation for spoiling Marvel movies before they’re out, and it’s not entirely unwarranted. This time, the Peter Parker actor might have let the cat out of the bag by fueling everyone’s suspicions about Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home, who is extremely likely not to be trusted.
In a set visit to Spider-Man: Far From Home, ScreenRant ran quotes from Tom Holland, who said the movie has a scene where “audiences will feel like they were punched in the face.”
The quote emerged after ScreenRant posed a question if Far From Home would have a twist comparable to the Vulture’s reveal as Liz’s dad.
“There’s a scene in this film where audiences will feel like they were punched in the face,” Holland told ScreenRant.
He continued: “Even filming it, I remember walking out and then watching it again on the monitors and asking [director] Jon [Watts], ‘Are you sure that’s okay?’ And he’s like, ‘No, it’s not. People are going to hate this scene.’”
He added the scene in question is “pretty crazy,” “very tense,” and “rips the rug from underneath your feet.”
Let’s read between the lines here: No, Holland doesn’t explicitly mention Mysterio, a character in the film fans are wisely guessing is not to be trusted. No, Holland isn’t explicitly shouting, “There is a twist.”
But, given the context ScreenRant posed its question, it’s not unreasonable to think that Holland is setting us up to be very suss about Mysterio, who is really lying about everything going on in the movie.
Based on what we “know” of Far From Home as seen in the trailers, Gyllenhaal plays Quentin Beck, a superhero known as “Mysterio” from a parallel Earth in the multiverse. Quentin entered Peter’s universe through a portal opened by Thanos’ “snap” in Avengers: Infinity War, and he is being recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. to stop humongous beasts known as the Elementals. And so is Spider-Man, who abandons his summer vacation in Europe with his friends to save the world.
But Mysterio is a character all about deception. In the comics, he’s a master movie effects expert who failed to become an actor. Using his talents of illusion, he becomes “Mysterio” to commit crimes and defeat Spider-Man.
Mysterio has spent so much of his supervillain career crafting intricate illusions and fooling heroes like Spider-Man and Daredevil into believing things that aren’t real.
It’s not known how deep Mysterio’s deception runs in Far From Home, but fans are speculating that Spider-Man isn’t actually being recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D., or that Spider-Man isn’t fighting the Elementals. (Ever heard of augmented reality? It’s all the rage now.) So, unlike other Marvel spoilers, we actually didn’t need Tom Holland for this one, if this happens to be the case for Mysterio.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2.