“Spider-Man” Director Talks Mysterio Connection

Spider Man Director Talks Mysterio Connection

“Avengers: Endgame” is now out pretty much everywhere so Marvel is taking a two month break before it’s back with “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the last movie of its third phase and the seemingly last announced MCU film on the docket – at least until “Black Widow” gets a release date.

Set immediately after ‘Endgame’, the film sees Tom Holland‘s Peter Parker heading to Europe with his high school classmates for a field trip. It’s there he encounters Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, the iconic comic book villain who seems to be an ally for Peter in the film – at least at first.

Speaking with EW, the film’s director Jon Watts says Mysterio’s relationship with Parker will be an interesting one: “If Tony Stark was sort of the mentor in the previous film, we thought it would be interesting to play Mysterio as almost like the cool uncle.”

Indeed it seems that Mysterio has S.H.I.E.L.D. connections as he and Peter are introduced by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury who also provides Peter with his new black-and-red suit.

Watts also says that while the previous film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was heavily inspired by high school classics like John Hughes’ movies, the new films are influenced by Euro-centric spy movies: “We were doing a bunch of shots that looked like they were out of The Bourne Identity or some exciting European action-travel movie.”