The panel featured Jacob Batalon, who plays Peter Parker’s friend Ned Leeds in the film. Batalon surprised fans by introducing Peter Parker himself, star Tom Holland, into the packed room. Holland himself then surprised fans by introducing Jake Gyllenhaal, who will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut playing Mysterio in Far From Home.
The three stars discussed the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel during the panel. Interestingly, Mysterio is described as being a new hero in the film even though he is one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes in the comics.
You can check out the panel highlights in the video above.
Production on the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel has wrapped and fan anticipation for the film is at a high. Filming on Spider-Man: Far From Home began in the United Kingdom in July. Production moved to Venice in September. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige previously confirmed that Spider-Man will be doing some traveling in the film.
"We start filming early July," Feige said in a recent interview. "We film in London. We shot the first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there's another reason we're shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he'll spend some time in other parts of the globe."
"Well, I mean, sure, let the speculation begin. That's always fun," Feige said. "We like [the title] of course because it ties into Homecoming, not just keeping that word going, which we like and we liked it more than Homecoming 2, but that notion of 'home' is a word that has dual meanings we'd like to continue with this [Marvel Cinematic Universe] version of Spider-Man. So, Far From Home has multiple meanings."
Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is returning to direct the sequel. Tom Holland reprises his role as Spider-Man. Returning supporting cast includes Michael Keaton as the Vulture, Zendaya as Michelle, and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson have also been confirmed as returning to their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles as SHIELD agents Maria Hill and Nick Fury, respectively.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home opens on July 5, 2019.
Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, and Avengers: Endgame on April 26, 2019.