New Spider-Man: Far From Home Photo Teases a Risky Alliance

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After Avengers: Endgame soars into action, the next Marvel movie on the roster is Spider-Man: Far From Home, a sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. Back in May 2018, Mysterio was announced as the next villain to take on Marvel's famed Wall-Crawler. Now, a new photo teases an unlikely alliance between Spidey and the Master of Illusion.

According to director Jon Watts, the movie will test Peter's maturity and grapple with the complexities of being a teenaged superhero. "This film is about the world telling him, 'It's time for you to step up and grow up, kid,'" he told Entertainment Weekly. "[Peter's] saying, 'But I still want to be a kid and go on vacation.'"

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Spider-Man: Far From Home will follow Peter Parker on a class trip to Europe.  When a foursome of villains called the Elementals torment Europe, Nick Fury calls in some help for Spider-Man. Fury's ally comes in the form of Jake Gylenhaal's Mysterio, a character whom Watts likens to a quirky family member. This relationship is starkly different from that of the comics, in which, Spidey and Mysterio have faced off as opponents quite often throughout the years.

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"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," Watts teased.

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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