Tom Holland says 'stakes are real' in Spider-Man: Far From Home

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 May 2019
Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Tom Holland says his alter ego Peter Parker has to "step up" in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' now he's working with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury

Tom Holland says the "stakes are real" in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'.

The 22-year-old actor teased that in the upcoming sequel to 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' his alter ego Peter Parker has to "step up" now he's working with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, now he no longer has the support of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

Speaking to Empire in the new Spider-Man: Far From Home issue, he said: "The relationship between Peter and Tony is admiration. The relationship between Peter and Nick Fury is more fear. I think he's a little bit terrified of him. When he shows up, it's no joke. He knows this isn't some silly mission. He knows the stakes are real and it's time to step up."

The upcoming blockbuster will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's third and final film of 2019 following the releases of 'Captain Marvel' and 'Avengers: Endgame'.

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' will see Zendaya reprise her role as MJ along with Jacob Batalon's Ned and Tony Revelori's bully Flash and will follow Peter and his classmates as they embark on a European school holiday, venturing around Venice, London and Prague.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays supervillain Mysterio, also known as Quentin Beck, in the film.

In the Marvel comic books Beck is a special effects wizard and stuntman working for a major Hollywood studio who uses his expertise to pursue a life of crime after failing in his ambitions to become a rich and famous actor.

However, the trailer teased that this version of Mysterio could be from an alternate universe following the events of 'Avengers: Endgame.

In the teaser, Fury is seen telling Parker: "Beck is from Earth, just not ours. The Snap tore a hole in our dimension."

Gyllenhaal, 38, previously said of his character: "Villain or hero, I don't think that's how you can define him."

Spider-Man: Far From Home

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal
  • UK release: 2 July 2019

After the events of Endgame, Peter Parker (Holland) is dealing with the loss of his mentor when he and his schoolmates find themselves fighting the Elementals. An enjoyable mix of storming special effects and road trip silliness which manages to work in the believable development in the relationship between Peter and MJ…

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