Marvel released the Spider-Man Far From Home trailer, that gave us the first look at Mysterio and the Elementals.
Jake Gyllenhaal is playing the super-villain, Mysterio. However, he won’t the antagonist in the movie at least not until the third act. He will be helping Spider-Man take down the Elementals, who are basically immortal beings that can control an element of nature. You can read more about them here.
Fans have been theorizing that the Elementals are either controlled by Mysterio, or are a part of his long con. And we know that Mysterio had a history of duping and deceiving Spider-Man in the comics. Let’s not forget that once time he convinced the Web-Slinger that he was going insane and he has to take off his mask, revealing his identity, in order to cure himself.
Mysterio was a stuntman and special effects artist in Hollywood until he realized he had bigger ambitions and after failing as a actor, he decided to give the world of crime a chance. Since he believed that his experience with special effects will serve him will there.
In this initial days, Quentin Beck dressed as Spider-Man and executed his crime. Spider-Man was blamed for his wrongdoing. It was a great plan until Spider-Man had enough and he confronted Mysterio and duped him into confession. Thus clearing his name once and or all.
Mysterio might not have any superhuman powers but he makes up for it with technology and his expertise in creating illusions. His suit is designed to achieve him that. The infamous fishbowl helmet that is part of his dress is to save him from his own toxic gases. His capes some times do contain offensive weapons too like electrocuting those who touch it.
Mysterio was also the founding member of Original Sinister Six and Marvel is building towards that in the MCU. If Mysterio is not the main antagonist in the upcoming movie that he for sure would be setup as that for the sequel.
Vulture, whom we saw last in the jail in the post-credit scene of Spider-Man Homecoming too might turn in future sequels as a member of Sinister Six. We hope that Jake does wonders with his role as Mysterio, as he had tried to be part of superhero movies for over a decade, earlier as Spiderman and then as Nolan’s Batman.
Even if Marvel and Sony might have spoiled Avengers Endgame with the release of Spider-man trailer but it was inevitable anyways. We couldn’t have expected the marketing for the the movie to kick in May since it is slated for July 2019 release.
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