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Far From Home: Feige Glad Film Isn't 'Really Lame' Compared to Spider-Verse

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Kevin Feige isn't worried about Spider-Man: Far From Home seeming "lame" when compared to Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In an interview with BET, the Marvel Studios president spoke amount numerous topics, including the upcoming release of Far From Home. Feige was asked if he felt nervous about the release of Marvel Studios' next Spider-Man film following the success of Sony's animated release, to which he replied, "No. But I loved Spider-Verse and thought it was great."

Feige partly credits his feeling of relief with the fact that the team behind Far From Home decided to go with such a fun and interesting villain as Mysterio.

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"We wanted to do a villain that hadn't been seen before. And Mysterio was high on the list," Feige explained. "There some questions about his powers and is it too confusing and the illusions and things like that. [But] we were like, no, that's what would be fun.

"I saw Spider-Verse and said thank god we went with something daring and complex," he continued. "If it had just been an average Spider-Man villain chasing him around buildings and trying to hit him with a blast, it would have seemed really lame next to Spider-Verse."

In Far From Home's trailers, Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) is portrayed as a seemingly heroic figure from another universe. He and Nick Fury commission Spider-Man to help fight the monstrous Elementals attacking Europe.

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Already receiving excellent critic reviews and a high profit projection for opening weekend, Far From Home is predicted to be massively successful.

Opening July 2, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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