Tom Holland has carved out a special niche for himself within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not only as Spider-Man but also as the actor who perennially drops accidental spoilers. This time, Holland’s gaffe reportedly occurred at a press event in Bali, Indonesia, where he dropped hints at the role of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio and the new creatures in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home.
“Mysterio is my new best friend in the movie,” Holland said, according to International Business Times. “We fight together to fight these creatures...Because when Thanos snaps his fingers, these creatures come from other dimensions.”
Holland seemed to realize he had given away a spoiler immediately after he spoke, with he crowd cheering and Holland reportedly saying, “Oh”--drawing an even larger cheer. Subsequently, he pivoted away from the spoiler, revealing that Spider-Man would wear two new suits during the film.
Previously, Holland has made several spoiler mistakes, including one where he revealed his character’s fate in Avengers: Infinity War to a crowd that had not yet seen the film. Although it has become something of a brand for Holland to spoil films at this point, he does not seem to land in hot water--as Infinity War and Endgame co-director Joe Russo remarked in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, “He's the nicest guy in the world. So you can never be punitive towards Tom Holland.”
We can’t help but agree with Russo. Although it’s never the best experience to have a film spoiled for you, it’s hard to imagine really being able to get mad at Tom Holland. Regardless, we’re excited to see Spider-Man: Far From Home when it hits theaters on July 2.