Jon Watts Talks About Choosing Mysterio for SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be bringing the fishbowl-wearing Mysterio to the big screen for the first time. Mysterio is one of Spider-Man’s more famous rogues but hasn’t gotten a lot of attention in movies. Did that make him perfect for Far From Home? Well, kind of. Director Jon Watts talked about how he landed on using Mysterio during a set visit:

Mysterio enters the comic as a hero.

So, I always took it right back to the source material and what made that character exciting initially. But in terms of how we ended up with Mysterio in the first place, I mean, I wanted to put a character on screen that we hadn’t seen before.

Of the big, iconic villains, Mysterio was the one who jumped to the top. Because of who he is, what he may-or-may-not be able to do, it’s really opened up a lot of possibilities for the kind of story we can tell with him.

I’m really interested to see what Watts has done with Mysterio, and I’m intrigued to see what Jake Gyllenhaal does with the role. Can we get Hobgoblin sometime?

Via: CB

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