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Tom Holland Says Mysterio is Spider-Man’s Teammate in Far From Home, Talks New Stealth Suit

May 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Spider-Man: Far From Home

– Tom Holland spoke with reporters (via /Film) promoting the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home about Peter’s dynamic with Mysterio and more. Highlights are below:

On going from the Avengers films back to his own solo franchise: “The Avengers movies feel so removed from what we were doing in Homecoming and Far From Home, especially. Because obviously, our films are about people who are so grounded in reality, people who are very real. And when you get into the world of the Avengers, it’s the complete opposite. We have characters from all over the galaxy mixing with each other, and it’s a very different feel on set because you have people who are blue and green and Iron Man and stuff. It’s pretty crazy. But this is a bit more low key – I always describe these movies like the biggest indie movies ever made because it does just feel like we’re making a high school movie that happens in Europe.”

On working with Jake Gyllenhaal: “He’s awesome, man. Jake and I got on really well. It’s interesting, because when you hear the word ‘Mysterio’ as a Spider-Man fan, you immediately think ‘villain.’ That’s not the case in our film. He’s sort of a new addition to this world of heroes, he’s sort of my teammate throughout the movie. It’s funny because Jake is such a great guy and we get on really well, and it’s been fun sort of fighting these crazy monsters with him. Imagining stuff is quite difficult when you’re doing it on your own, but when you’re doing it with someone else, it’s a lot easier. Also, every year I have a phone call with my agents where I talk about the five actors I want to work with and the five directors I want to work with, and he’s always on the list. So the fact that I get to work with him on this is pretty special.”

On the dynamic between Peter and Mysterio: “It’s very much ‘big brother, little brother.’ Nick Fury is the head teacher who is constantly telling me off. I don’t want to really be there. I want to go on holiday, and Mysterio is always the one sort of sticking up for me and patting me on the back and telling me I did a good job. Which is funny, there are really funny moments in the film where I feel like I haven’t done a good job, and Mysterio’s like, ‘Good job, kid!’ [and I’m like] ‘Really?’ So yeah, it’s fun. It’s been a really cool ride so far.”

On Peter’s new ‘stealth’ suit: “It’s awesome. It’s not actually capable of much. We sort of stripped Spider-Man back and now it’s him relying on his powers, but it’s his ability to act like Spider-Man without the world knowing that Spider-Man is there. It’s just an idea that he has to keep his identity from his friends. But it’s awesome. It’s really, really cool. I can go to the bathroom, which is a huge bonus. It looks super cool. It was so funny, we were doing this scene and my grandparents came to watch. I’ve got the Stealth Suit on, and they’re watching on the monitors, and I jump out the window of this building we’re filming in. And they actually had a big platform outside that I could jump out the window and land on. I was trying to convince the crew to, after I jump out the window, everyone rush the window and go, ‘No! Wait! Wait!’ and scare my grandparents, but they wouldn’t do it. They thought it was too mean. (laughs)”