When your hero has superpowers, how do you create a villain that can stand up to them? This behind the scenes video shows how Spider-Man: Far From Home conjured up a real test for the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.
Far From Home is out now in the US and UK as a digital download from the usual online outlets, including the UK's Sky Store. It's on DVD & Blu-ray from Nov. 11. The Marvel sequel stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker (AKA Spider-Man) and Jake Gyllenhaal as the enigmatic Mysterio. At first, Mysterio appears to be on Spidey's side, but things aren't always as they appear with a character who's trademark is clever illusions.
In this behind the scenes video you can get a glimpse of the effects that go into creating a pivotal illusion scene, and learn how Mysterio challenges Spider-Man. Todd MacFarlane, one of the comic artists and creators who defined the modern Spider-Man, offers an insight into why their conflict is so compelling.
Superhero slugfests between super-strong characters may be spectacular when they're knocking over skyscrapers, but that's less engaging than a battle of wills between characters whose powers expose their opponent's weakness. Even super-speed can't outrun doubt, and a superhero can't punch a different viewpoint.