It’s been a busy couple of weeks as we’ve been playing catch-up with Avengers: Endgame interviews and there is one Spider-Man: Far From Home set visit article from io9 we missed that had another interesting tidbit via producer Eric Carroll.
Eric Carroll mentions that they could be setting up Mysterio in the film to eventually become a bigger villain in future films, using a comparison to Doctor Strange’s Baron Mordo, who starts out as good guy then by the end of the film turns into a baddie and is expected to be antagonist down the road.
“We wanted to find our ‘in’ and similar to what we did with Mordo in Dr. Strange,” Carroll noted. “We wanted to give them time to have relationships so when and if we get to do something different with Mysterio, it really feels like a betrayal…and we’re hopefully setting the stage for something really spectacular and that feels really Spider-Man, which is, again, if we get to do something else with this character, then they’ve already got this really personal relationship.”
Spider-Man 3 has yet to announced by Sony/Marvel but I think we all assume that will part of the Phase 4 announcement from Kevin Feige this summer. One way to end a this MCU Spidey trilogy would be having Parker facing The Sinister Six, but what that lineup could look like is another thing entirely since we’ve seen plenty of Spidey villains so far and even more could be teased in Far From Home. However, Mysterio would certainly be a good addition since he is one of the original members of the supervillain team.
- Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture (Michael Keaton)
- Mac Gargan aka The Scorpion (Michael Mando)
- Herman Schultz aka The Shocker (Bokeen Woodbine)
- Quentin Beck aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal)
- Aaron Davis aka The Prowler (Donald Glover)
- Phineas Mason aka The Tinkerer (Michael Chernus)
At one point, Sony Pictures had been developing a Sinister Six spinoff with Drew Goddard set to write and direct before those plans were nixed due to the Marvel Studios/Sony deal for Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Sinister Six project was automatically trashed when the franchise got the MCU reboot since the Marc Webb movies had been directly setting up the spinoff.
Spider: Far From Home is set for release on July 2nd.
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