The next Spider-Man movie will likely be a very different kind of Spidey story thanks to the way Far From From Home ended with Peter Parker’s identity being revealed. And it could prove to be quite a risky move for the film.
However, Tom Holland isn’t that worried because he believes Far From Home was already pretty risky.
CinemaBlend reports that in a bonus feature on the new Spider-Man: Far From Home Blu-Ray, Holland says he thinks everyone involved in the film was “bold” due to the inclusion of Mysterio as their villain.
“Mysterio is clearly a risk. If you even just look at him in the illustrations, it’s not an easy character to bring to life and it’s quite easy to see why, in the movies prior, no one took on the challenge of Mysterio.
“And I love the fact that Jon Watts and Marvel and Sony were bold enough to make that choice,” he added.
While Mysterio is quite a popular Spider-Man villain, it’s not difficult to see why it’s a bit of a risk bringing him to the big screen considering he wears green spandex with a purple cape and a fishbowl on his head. Honestly, who in their right mind would wear that?
Quentin Beck’s original storyline saw him as a movie stuntman and special effects wizard who went bad, and it probably makes more sense in a 1964 comic than it does in a movie today.
There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a Spidey villain but the filmmakers chose to take the difficult route and use Mysterio. No doubt, casting Jake Gyllenhaal in the role and the link to Tony Stark played a huge factor in the character working on screen.
At the end of the movie, we’re left wondering if Beck is still alive and if Peter’s identity reveal was actually another huge illusion?
After making Mysterio work so well, the bar has certainly been raised for the third film!
The next Spidey film is set for release in July 2021.