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Tom Holland dropped a big Spider-Man: Far From Home secret, but I’m skeptical

Spoilers for Spider-Man 2 ... maybe

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Matt Patches is an executive editor at Polygon. He has over 15 years of experience reporting on movies and TV, and reviewing pop culture.

Tom Holland has done it again. Again being “spoiled a morsel of information from his upcoming Marvel movie.”

Captured on a viral Twitter video, which appears to be part of his recent visit to Bali, Indonesia while promoting the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, Holland went off on how the sequel connects back to the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

[Ed. note: obviously don’t read this if you’re going into Far From Home dark.]

“Mysterio in this movie is actually my new best friend,” Holland says in the clip. “We team up together to fight these elemental creatures because when Thanos snapped his fingers, these creatures came through the dimensional rift.”

Hmm. Hmmmmm.

In a clip premiered on and since retracted from the YouTube page of The Ellen Show, Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Quentin Beck aka Mysterio reveals himself to be a stranded superhero from another dimension, signaling the existence of a multiverse in the MCU. There were reasons to be deeply skeptical of Beck’s line, considering what Mysterio is all about in the comics, but Holland’s quote suggests that maybe there really is some cross-dimensional havoc happening on Earth in the wake of Thanos’ devastation, and that the Elementals are not of this world.

Or Tom Holland is playing the long game.

The actor is notorious for dropping spoilers, specifically about the hush-hush Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the Avengers: Infinity War press tour, Benedict Cumberbatch was assigned to Tom spoiler duty, just to make sure the young Spider-Man actor didn’t spill anything he wasn’t supposed to. At this point, it’s something of a joke: Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Holland’s penchant for blurting out too much and, during international press stops for Far From Home, Gyllenhaal looked more than ready to play up the “will he/won’t he ruin the movie” gag in interviews.

This is all to say: I am extremely aware that a Tom Holland slip up in the year 2019 should be taken with a grain of salt, or could even be weaponized by the masterminds behind “#DontSpoilTheEndgame.” Kevin Feige, you are sly, but we smell your mischief.

With several weeks to go before the July 2 release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, we can expect to learn plenty more about how the sequel lines up with the Infinity Saga. But as far as anything that comes out of Holland’s mouth? Our Spidey sense is tingling over misdirection.

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