The new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home dropped early Monday, offering fans a look at what's to come from the ongoing adventures of Tom Holland's Peter Parker. In light of the events of Avengers: Endgame, the trailer even starts off with a spoiler warning for the previous film in the MCU. But perhaps the most exciting aspect is Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, who gets a bigger chance to showcase who he is in this trailer.
While the Quentin Beck incarnation of Mysterio usually appears in Spider-Man comics as a villain, the newly released footage shows him working alongside Spidey. The character is usually depicted as a master of special effects and illusions, but here he's shown using magic to fight evil forces. "If Tony Stark was sort of the mentor in the previous films, we thought it would be interesting to play Mysterio as almost like the cool uncle," director Jon Watts told Entertainment Weekly last month.
While this could be a bait and switch, which definitely isn't something Marvel has pulled before, it offers an interesting twist on how Mysterio usually appears.
The trailer also excitingly makes reference to a multiverse, which gives some very exciting implications for the MCU Phase 4. It's been clarified by Marvel that Far From Home is set to be the end of Phase 3, so there's a lot of potential for alternate timelines to come into play. Specifically, Nick Fury makes reference to how the Snap tore a hole in reality, and Mysterio claims he's actually from a different Earth than that of the main timeline.
Fans of Spider-Man who didn't delve into the comics were introduced to multiverse antics last year with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in which multiple Spider-Man incarnations teamed up from other universes.
*Avengers: Endgame spoilers below*
With the introduction of multiple Earths, there's still a chance that characters who passed in Infinity War and Endgame could make their return to the franchise in the future, albeit in a different form.
Fans are already deconstructing what this could all mean for the mysterious Phase 4, with many hoping to see a live-action Miles Morales in the future. In regards to Miles, it's also worth pointing out that Donald Glover portrayed Aaron Davis, aka Miles' uncle, in Homecoming. His appearance already implied that the other beloved Spider-Man would be appearing in an MCU film down the line, but now it's seeming closer than ever before.