Most people assumed the villain of Spider-Man: Far From Home would be Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, although there have been rumors of multiple villains and now the first trailer has portrayed Mysterio as a hero, fighting a creature Peter Parker perhaps couldn’t handle alone:
This launched a thousand thirst tweets, but it also launched speculation about the identities of these creatures:
Last month at CCXP (Comic Con Experience in Brazil), Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal talked about how their characters fight “elemental creatures” together. These appear to be Marvel Comics villains The Elementals, with the three pictured above seeming to be (from top to bottom) Magnum, Hellfire, and Hydron, although there are other villains they could be. CBM spotted some Easter eggs in the trailer that could point to alternate identities (or could just be trolling us all).
When Nick Fury and Maria Hill are seen fighting that first creature in the picture, there’s a license plate in the scene that starts with 463. CBM points out that the villain Sandman first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #4 in 1963. (It’s a bit of a stretch.) Shortly after the second creature above is seen, the trailer shows a shot on the London Bridge where a vehicle has the license plate “2865 SEP,” which may reference Molten Man’s first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #28 in 1965. There’s also a boat spotted behind Ned Leeds in Venice that has “ASM 212” painted on it, and Hydro-Man’s first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man #212.