Jon Watts, the director of Spider-Man: Far From Home, has explained why Mysterio was chosen as a major character in the film.
We all know by now that Jake Gyllenhaal is playing Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home but why was he chosen above many other favourite comic books characters for the movie?
Well, Jon Watts discussed the reasons why during a set visit (via ComicBook.com), explaining how Mysterio was originally introduced as a hero before becoming a popular villain: “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.”
It’s certainly going to be interesting to see how his story plays out on screen and just how his relationship with Peter and Spider-Man develops.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released on July 2nd and features the return of Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Zendaya (Michelle), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Angourie Rice (Betty Brant), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), Martin Star (Mr. Harrington), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), with Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) as Mysterio and J.B. Smoove (Uncle Drew), Remy Hii (Crazy Rich Asians) and Numan Acar (Homeland) in undisclosed roles.