Spider-Man: Far From Home will see the debut of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, and a new piece of art for the movie pays homage to one of the pair's classic confrontations.
The Summer 2019 issue of Empire's cover features Spider-Man swinging towards Mysterio. His reflection can be seen in Mysterio's signature fishbowl helmet. Empire's cover was illustrated by Orlando Arocena, who received a Gold Clio Entertainment Award in 2017.
The image is being compared to the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #311, made by prolific Spider-Man artist Todd McFarlane. McFarlane worked on the Amazing Spider-Man series from 1988 to 1990. McFarlane is the creator of such characters as Venom and Spawn. He's one of the founders of Image Comics, alongside such other creators as Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld.
Amazing Spider-Man #311 is itself a tie-in to the "Inferno" event, which was an X-Men event that saw the New Mutants fighting S'ym, while X-Men and X-Factor took on N'Astirh and Madelyne Pryor. The event impacted every hero in New York City. The issue features a confrontation between Mysterio and Spider-Man after an innocent man dies attempting to save Peter Parker.
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.