‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Concept Art Shows the Return of Mysterio
The most iconic outing of Marvel’s Phase Four almost had another massive return as Spider-Man: No Way Home concept art shows the return of Mysterio that was conceptualized early in the film’s production.
One of Marvel and Sony’s most triumphant endeavors, Spider-Man: No Way Home has proven to be the true culminating of the character’s 20-year history on the big screen.
Featuring villains from Spider-Man film past, No Way Home featured the MCU’s iteration on everyone from J. Jonah Jameson, to Green Goblin, to Lizard.
With Tom Holland’s Spider-Man going face to face with the shadows of every past Peter Parker, it was only fitting that he was joined in the film’s climactic battle to put an end to the villainous reign against the MCU.
It turns out, another villain was potentially being planned for the film’s same climatic battle, as Spider-Man: No Way Home concept art shows the return of Mysterio.
Showing a very unique perspective of the Statue of Liberty- the actual site of the final battle- the concept art shows Quinten Beck’s Mysterio facing off against the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange.
#SpiderMan: #NoWayHome had Mysterio involved in the final fight in early versions of concept art.
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The art provides an interesting idea for fans, as Mysterio facing off against Doctor Strange would’ve been an incredibly unique battle for the MCU.
The main antagonist of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quinten Beck was a mischievous mastermind behind a false entity utilizing drone technology to be perceived as a superhero.
Although Beck was seemingly killed at the conclusion of the film, the cool reality of the Mysterio character is that he was brought to life by a team of engineers, who all could have continued their efforts in bringing the villain to life once again.
The return was never actualized, but the interesting aspect of Spider-Man: No Way Home is that Mysterio was, in a way, the final member of the films Sinister Six.
Beck’s decision to out Peter Parker as Spider-Man was an act of villainy that hovered over the entire film, with the manhunt enacted against Peter being vital to his ultimate and tragic end.