Now that Avengers: Endgame is over, it’s time to move onto Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first three culminated in the highest grossing film of all time globally. How do you follow that up? With a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, if you are Disney and Marvel Studios. That’s right, Spider-Man: Far From Home is up next in the MCU. A new trailer shows more about how things fit in after Avengers: Endgame. Before we get into the details of the movie and what comes next, consider this a warning. Spoilers for Endgame will be all over this piece. Turn back now if you have yet to see Avengers: Endgame! Now then, let’s talk all things Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer
A full trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home released following Endgame. The trailer begins with Tom Holland warning fans of Avengers: Endgame spoilers. From the get go, it is clear that this movie is purposeful. Like Iron Man in Phase One, Spider-Man will build the basis for the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward. In order to progress the story, a few major changes are introduced into the universe. Starting with the biggest surprise of all: a multiverse in the movies.
In Avengers: Endgame, the team of heroes mess with time. More specifically, they go into the past to allow for an un-do of the Snap. Thanos wins, and five years after, Ant-Man introduces the quantum realm. This method works, as Iron Man undoes all the bad from Thanos and defeats him. It costs him his life, a scene that collectively made millions cry. For the record, it was crazy to see such a big character die. Nevertheless, the job was complete.
The only problem is that a multiverse was created. Going back in time made it so a reality still existed where Thanos won. The hero’s reality was returned to normal, but it cost some heroes their lives. Likewise, it opened up multiple universes. That means heroes could exist in one but not the other. This could mean huge things for the movies.
For one, X-Men and the Fantastic Four will likely be introduced into the mix via the multiverse. That will explain why so much has happened without them helping. Likewise, it makes good use of those new media properties acquired by Fox. Even more excitingly, this could technically get Deadpool into the mix too.
Mysterio in Spider Man Far From Home
Something that fans are concerned about is Mysterio. Played by Jake Gyllenhall, Mysterio is a well-known villain. In the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, however, he seems different. The Mysterio we see is noble, honest, and seemingly heroic. Comic book fans know all too well the problem here. Mysterio is a master of deception. It is likely that this is some sort of bait and switch. Likewise, Mysterio explains in the trailer that he is from another version of Earth. It could be that this Mysterio is good, or bad, and another one exists on the earth Peter Parker lives on. No matter what, something seems fishy with Mysterio. For those who are not familiar, he’s some background on Mysterio.
Mysterio Comic Book Origins
In the comics, Mysterio enters the Spider-Man world early on. Issue 13 of the Amazing Spider-Man brings in Quentin Beck, a special effects expert and stunt actor. He dreams of becoming a big-time actor. Hollywood is his home, and he works for a studio in a dead end special effects position. When attempting to act, he is often laughed away, but he uses his talent for effects to create illusions. This talent is soon used for evil, as he begins to become quite the criminal.
In his first clash with Spider-Man, Mysterio frames the hero for robbing a museum. Because he’s new to New York’s consciousness, some people believe it. Mysterio is able to frame him by using a gas that dissolves Spider-Man’s webs and blinds his vision. In a very silly turn, Spider-Man tricks Mysterio into confessing and then turns in footage of the tape. Mysterio’s career is over, and he enters prison and joins the Sinister Six. At one point, he begins to interact with the X-Men and uses robot versions of the mutants to attack Spider-Man. Mysterio and Sandman tend to show up in the same fights, which could show up in the movie at some point. From faking Aunt May’s death to erasing Spider-Man’s memory, Mysterio is a formidable opponent in the comics. This furthers the idea that something is up with Gyllenhall in the movie.
Hydro-Man in Spider Man Far From Home
Morris Bench, sometimes known as Morrie, gains his superpower while working on a ship carrying cargo for the government. Spider-Man is fighting Namor in one adventure, and accidentally knocks Bench overboard. As Morrie descends into the ocean, a generator under the ocean is being tested, providing a radioactive reaction to the ocean dwelling bacteria. This creates Hydro-Man. He blames Spider-Man, rightfully so, for this monstrous condition, and begins hunting him where water leads. Showers, sewers, and drains are all places Hydro-Man attempts to catch Spider-Man by surprise.
Hydro-Man goes onto work with other villains like Kingpin and even joins the Sinister Syndicate for a time. A great storyline actually has Hydro-Man and Sandman combining to form Mud-Thing. It’s unclear who is set to play Hydro-Man, if anyone. Needless to say, the villain is a larger than life foe, and should be a great addition to the film.
Rumoured Enemies in Far From Home
There are a few possible enemies who will at least have cameos in the film as well. Some are guesses, but others have been confirmed in mysterious ways.
Molten-Man begins as Mark Raxton, a New York native who comes in contact with alien radiation. His body is formed now into molten rock, and he possesses the ability to project radiation and heat himself into molten rock. He’s a fairly low-level villain in the Spider-Man universe. He is step-brother to Liz Allan, who is a character from Spider-Man Homecoming, so there may be a tie-in there.
Fans predict a possible cameo because a Spider-Man Far From Home LEGO set has shown Molten-Man on the box.
We saw Scorpion in Spider-Man: Homecoming attempting to get info from Vulture. Scorpion desires the real identity of Spider-Man, but Vulture fails to tell him the truth about Peter. It’s likely he will be back in the new movie as well. With so many rumoured villains in the mix, a Sinister Six movie may follow these entries. Another rumour could include a different version of Spider-Man as well.
Will Miles Morales Be in Spider-Man Far From Home?
The question of Miles Morales is on everyone’s mind. With the multiverse in play now, it seems likely. Donald Glover plays Morales’ uncle in Spider-Man: Homecoming, so it seems evident that’s a future plot. Whether Peter Park stays alive or not is a question to be answered. In some comics, Peter dies and Miles takes over. In others, Miles and Peter are in different universes.
Miles Morales could offer a different take on the multiverse that goes further. X-Men and Fantastic Four characters are likely to join in shortly. Another version of Spider-Man could mean an even deeper lore. It also makes you wonder whether or not other versions of heroes will return. Could a Captain America or Iron Man from another universe come into the Earth the movies take place on? It would get confusing, but could make for great cameos.
Final Takeaways for Spider-Man
Spider-Man: Far From Home looks to be the next big thing to set up the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are no doubts to hardcore fans this is the right way to do things. Tony Stark saw Peter as a son, and in the trailer, Parker is still shaken up about Stark’s death. If you notice, he’s even wearing Stark’s sunglasses. There are a lot of ways to move forward now that Marvel and Disney have all their characters in one place. Furthermore, if they plan on making a big move towards a gigantic climax like Endgame, it starts here. For fans of Spider-Man comics, this is likely to be the best take on the Spider-Man universe yet.
Whatever happens, fans will get to see Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th. The next Marvel movie after that will be The New Mutants in August, and possibly Gambit right around the corner in 2020. For now, fans can catch up on what is to come by watching the first Spider-Man movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Netflix. It will be leaving in November when Disney launches their streaming service. Likewise, all Marvel movies will move to Disney Plus, with original movies and shows coming too.
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