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International Spider-Man: Far From Home Promo Sees Mysterio Join The Avengers

Master of illusion, supervillain... Avenger?

The Tom Holland China Twitter account has posted a new international spot for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and while we've seen much of the footage already, some of it we haven't — including a scene of Peter Parker inducting Mysterio into the Avengers.

Before we dig in, you can check out the new trailer for yourself. The exchange between Spidey and Mysterio, real name Quentin Beck, isn't the only provocative new dialogue it has to offer.

First, we have a clear explanation of Beck's supposed backstory. (We are of the opinion that he will almost certainly end up being revealed to be full of it, but that's neither here nor there.) We know from a previous trailer that Beck claims to be from an alternate universe, and we get that same aspect of the story here, with Nick Fury saying that Thanos' snap "tore a hole in our dimension." In this spot, Beck claims that the elemental monsters wreaking havoc on Europe "destroyed [his] world," leaving him determined to stop them before they can cause more catastrophe.

We also hear Fury say (in snippets of dialogue which have clearly been patched together) "Now, this threat is here... the world is in chaos... I need a new team. I need an Avenger." Now, this is where it gets really interesting, as we see a longer version of the exchange in which Parker suggests to Fury and Maria Hill other heroes which might be a bit more capable of handling the threat than he. "What about Thor?" Parker asks; "Off-world," Fury replies. "Doctor Strange?" Parker offers; "Unavailable," says Hill. Then, Parker inquires as to the whereabouts of Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, to which Fury has a very odd, heretofore unseen response: "Don't invoke her name."

Now, what could possibly have happened in between the events of Avengers: Endgame and Far From Home to prompt that kind of reply? Fury is obviously angry, but it's unclear whether that anger is directed at Parker for bringing up the cosmic hero (which would imply that something... bad may have happened to her) or at Danvers herself for some unknown reason. (On a side note, it's also something of an odd choice of words, considering that this is the first time we've seen anyone refer to Danvers by the name "Captain Marvel" in the MCU so far.)

The back half of the trailer suggests that Parker will see a kind of growth spurt in confidence, as his narration says, "Mr. Stark trusted me... I am not gonna let him down. We have to stop them." Then, after a few brief action shots, we see Parker seated across the table from Beck, and uttering a line of dialogue which we have a feeling will come back to bite him: "Welcome to the Avengers." The trailer closes out with Parker, in his black stealth suit, reassuring himself "I've got this," before swinging into action to deal with a towering beast made of flames. 

Now, as portrayed in this and every other trailer for Far From Home, Mysterio would make a wise mentor, a powerful ally, and a fine Avenger. As portrayed in the comics, however, these are all the things he would want you to think as he prepares to screw up your whole day with some devious plan. The Quentin Beck of the comics has no actual superpowers (at least not at first), but is a master effects artist and illusionist who is also extremely skilled in the art of manipulation. 

It seems unlikely that he'd be able to con Nick Fury into believing in an interdimensional rift that doesn't exist (and also that Marvel Studios would set up the introduction of the Multiverse only to fake us out), so he may very well be from an alternate universe. But that doesn't necessarily mean he was a hero there — for all we know, he could actually be responsible for the appearance of those elemental monsters. For that matter, if this were a comics storyline, we'd bet our bottom dollar that said monsters don't even actually exist, but are illusions generated by Mysterio for the purpose of making himself appear to the public as a hero.

If Beck does do a heel turn in Far From Home, the filmmakers — and Gyllenhaal, who has insisted that the MCU's version of Beck is heroic — have done a pretty good job of keeping it under wraps. But not a perfect one, if the mysterious Twitter user known as "Roger Wardell" is to be believed. This is the party who accurately leaked Avengers: Endgame plot points back in December, and is responsible for a massive dump of leaked information which took place earlier this month. According to "Wardell," one of Far From Home's post-credits scenes will feature a defeated and humiliated Beck being recruited into the MCU's version of the Sinister Six, along with the Vulture, Chameleon, Scorpion, and Shocker. The one doing the recruiting: Norman Osborn, whom "Wardell" says will serve as one of Phase Four's Big Bads.

Of course, we'll have to wait for the flick's release to confirm this, but we don't have too long to wait. The final film of the MCU's Phase Three, Spider-Man: Far From Home hits the big screen in July 2. Get your tickets now, because they are going like hotcakes.