Mysterio offers Peter Parker some sobering advice in a new Chinese TV spot for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo took the unusual approach of officially lifting the ban on spoilers less than two weeks after the movie's release - and it soon became clear why. Spider-Man: Far From Home sees Peter trying to deal with the death of Iron Man, and after the spoiler ban was lifted, Far From Home's trailers started heavily referencing Iron Man's death.
We've seen a world in mourning for one of the founding members of the Avengers, with Spider-Man finding murals paying tribute to Iron Man. Peter has also mused that the world needs a new Iron Man, but is unsure if he's ready to step up to that responsibility. To clear his head and get some time off from saving the world, Peter goes on a school trip to Europe with his friends (all of whom were apparently disintegrated by the snap, so they're all still the same age as each other).
Enter dashing new hero Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), who claims to be from another world, and arrived in Peter's world after the snap ripped a hole in the multiverse. As an older and experienced superhero who has a range of cool powers, Mysterio seems like's ready to be a new mentor figure for Spider-Man and perhaps even a replacement for Iron Man. Check out the new Chinese TV spot for Spider-Man: Far From Home below.
Mysterio isn't the only person trying to guide young Spider-Man on the next step of his superhero journey. Nick Fury gets around Peter's attempts to ghost him by showing up in his hotel room while he's on a school field trip around Europe, and Tony Stark's old right-hand man Happy Hogan is also around to help out... if somewhat begrudgingly. The TV spot ends with an amusing clip of Happy insisting that he works with Spider-Man not for Spider-Man, and it seems as though one of Tony's parting requests was for Happy to keep an eye on his young protégé.
Of course, fans of Marvel Comics will know that Mysterio probably isn't quite the hero he's making himself out to be, but even bad guys can sometimes offer good advice. As for the question of who will step up to take Iron Man's place now that he's gone - that's something that will have to be settled in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019