As comic book fans are still reeling from the suspense of the first look at next April’s Avenger: Endgame, another iconic Marvel property is preparing to start its own advertising campaign. The creative team behind Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to release the film’s trailer later this week. Those in attendance at Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil got a sneak peek at the trailer. Among the plot details released in the footage were shots of Spider-Man’s alter ego Peter Parker vacationing with his friends in Europe. There, Parker is recruited by SHIELD Director Nick Fury for a top-secret mission. A succession of action scenes leads to the reveal of legendary Spider-Man villain Mysterio. On a more personal level, the footage hinted at a romantic relationship between Stark Industries employee Happy Hogan and Parker’s Aunt May.
Speaking to reporters at CCXP, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Mysterio in the film, said that the character will be far different from his comic book incarnation. In the comics, Mysterio is the alter ego of Quentin Beck, a special effects artist and villain intent on securing his own fame and fortune. In Far From Home, Mysterio will be an ally of Spider-Man. Gyllenhaal explains that, like the webslinger, Beck will be recruited by Nick Fury to stop a group of villains known as the Elementals. While it is unclear who the Elementals are at this point, those who have seen the trailer say they strongly resemble Sandman, Molten Man, and Hydro-Man. In possession of secret knowledge on how to defeat the group, Beck wants to keep the world safe from the Elementals and ends up training Parker how to fight them. Spider-Man actor Tom Holland went a step further than Gyllenhaal, calling Spider-Man and Mysterio “brothers in arms” in the film.
During the CCXP panel that followed the reveal of the trailer, Holland and Gyllenhaal thanked fans for coming to see them at the convention. While Sony and Marvel originally intended to release the trailer at CCXP and on the internet simultaneously, executives decided to delay the online release until later this week as a show of gratitude to those who attended CCXP. Holland and Gyllenhaal told the assembled crowd that like the title of their film, they were also far from home and were extremely grateful for the positive reception they received at the convention.
Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres on July 5, 2019.