For years, many of us complained that, as great as the Marvel Cinematic Universe films were, they didn’t really take any risks. None of the events took a permanent toll, and ultimately, it seemed to lead to a universe where nothing really stuck. And then Avengers: Endgame came in and chucked that out the window. Sure, most of our heroes came back from the Snap, but they were still left in a world that felt those effects, and they were also left without a Tony Stark.
One of the characters who was most affected by Stark’s death (apart from, you know, his wife and kid) was Peter Parker. Over the course of four films, Tony was something of a mentor and father figure for Peter, and he helped guide him along his path to Avengerdom. Speaking with Fandango, star Tom Holland was asked how Tony’s death affected his character in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
“It’s very emotional saying goodbye to him, and what was quite scary to me is that it was obviously the first Spider-Man film I’ve made without Robert. So it was a bit daunting. But that’s why it was nice to have Jake Gyllenhaal come in to play Mysterio in this film because he kind of fills the shoes of Peter’s mentor, and he does it really nicely.”
You gotta love that Marvel is pretty much keeping the lid on Mysterio being a villain in the marketing. I mean, we don’t know for sure, based on everything they’ve said, but if you know the comic, you know that Mysterio is completely full of it. Either way, I love the idea of him playing good for a while before his true motives are inevitably revealed.
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