The trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home might be absent from Disney's December trailer party, but thanks to Jake Gyllenhaal, Marvel fans have a bit of insider information about Tom Holland's second standalone film and Mysterio's role in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.
Collider just recently spoke with Gyllenhaal for an interview and during the publication's little chit-chat with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's newest recruit, not only do fans get an overview of Far From Home, but they also get a direct confirmation from the actor himself: Quentin Beck isn't appearing as a villain in the film.
"It's basically just about the kids going on a European vacation. We go to London, we go to Prague, we go everywhere. It's just a really fun thing," Gyllenhaal revealed in his interview with the news outlet. "There's a lot of dynamics that go on. A lot of relationship stuff. A lot of cool funny stuff. A lot of fun stunt stuff. The main focus is for him not to be Spider-Man per se, but he gets dragged into it. But you know he reluctantly saves the world again with Mysterio. Mysterio's a good guy in this, they're both teaming up to kill the game, to defeat these Elemental monsters."
Based on this quote, it sounds like Quentin Beck is going to be part of the group that takes Peter Parker and his classmates in their tour around Europe, only to find themselves in the middle of a fight against the Elemental Creatures.
Of course, Mysterio teaming up with Spider-Man to defeat a common enemy seems like a pretty big departure from what comic book readers understand. Mysterio has always been a Spider-Man villain.
If anything, Gyllenhaal could be making up stories to keep fans on their feet. After all, why would the actor spoil Far From Home knowing what Marvel would do if plot details were leaked out to the public? Holland's been careful not to, how much more Gyllenhaal.
Let's just wait and see what happens.
Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres July 5, 2019.