A full clip from Spider-Man: Far From Home was shown before Jake Gyllenhaal‘s appearance on The Ellen Show, and it contains a few interesting insights into the first MCU film of the post-Avengers: Endgame era. The footage sees Tom Holland‘s Peter Parker meeting Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio, who goes on to explain to Peter the concept of a multiverse.
For one, Peter already seems to know Beck under his alter-ego persona, which probably just means the shots of Spider-Man fighting alongside the fish-bowl-headed Mysterio from the trailer take place relatively early in the film. But the real intriguing stuff starts with the explanation of the multiverse, especially Beck’s revelation that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set on Earth-616, which is Marvel’s “main” universe. (Basically its version of this Earth, the one we’re sitting on right now.) This seems to contradict what Marvel itself established, which is that the MCU is set on Earth-199999.
Beck himself claims to be from Earth-833—saying it shares “identical physical constants” with 616—which introduces some very juicy possibilities. In the comics, Earth-833 is home to William Braddock, a member of the Captain Britain Corps and, more importantly, an alt-universe Spider-Man operating under the name Spider-UK. We already knew Spider-Man: Far From Home was a trip across the pond, but could it also be a trip across reality itself to meet a few other Spider-People? Either way, this isn’t even the first time a “Braddock” has popped up as a possibility in the MCU this week; eagle-eared viewers also noticed the name mentioned by Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in Avengers: Endgame.
Check out the clip below. Spider-Man: Far From Home—which also stars Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Tony Revolori—hits theaters on July 2.
For more on Spider-Man: Far From Home and the future of the MCU, check out the links below:
- New ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Trailer Teases the Aftermath of ‘Avengers: Endgame’
- Kevin Feige Says Marvel Has a Five-Year Post-‘Endgame’ Plan, But Don’t Expect X-Men or Fantastic 4
- New ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Posters Take Audiences on a Globe-Trotting Adventure