Villians of Spider-Man: Far from home

Jake Gyllenhaal steals the spotlight as classic Marvel Comics villian Mysterio, the threat posed by an enigmatic group of villains drives much of the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

But, who are the villains in the Spider-Man – They’re “elemental creatures” widely presumed to be the relatively minor Marvel Comics villains the Elementals. That would seem to leave Mysterio, one of Spider-Man’s earliest foes, as a sort of co-protagonist, alongside Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. If that feels like a bit of a curveball, don’t worry: Here’s what you need to know about the Elementals, and how Spider-Man: Far From Home could dramatically change those obscure foes.

Elementals were extradimensional humanoids that ruled parts of Earth before the rise of the original Atlantis. This quartet of immortal beings represents exactly what its name suggests: the classical elements. Appearing only occasionally throughout Marvel’s history, the original group consisted of Hydron, who possesses the ability to control water; Magnum, who can manipulate rocks and minerals; Zephyr, who can control air and the wind; and Hellfire, the team’s leader who can, you guessed it, command fire.