Despite Quentin Beck's character being set up to be An older brother figure for Peter Parker for the first half of Far From Home, the characterization of Mysterio in the new movie ends up sticking pretty close to his comics origin. In the Marvel comics, Mysterio is a master of deception. It turns out that Quentin wasn't a good guy after all, and instead had long leg plotting a sneaky way to convince Peter to hand over E.D.I.T.H. following Tony Stark's death
In doing so, he conned Nick Fury and Maria Hill (or, should we say, Skrulls Talos and Soren) with a complicated story about how he came from another dimension (Earth-818, to be specific ) where his planet was destroyed by the Elementals. In truth, Quentin was actually an aggressive employee of Tony – in fact, in a delightful retcon, he was the person who created the revolutionary illusion tech that Tony dubbed B.A.R.F. and used for a stroll down memory lane back in Captain America: Civil War
Sure, this all lines up technically speaking, but wouldn't even Talos-as-Nick Fury have run a background check on the guy? Director Jon Watts explains that Quentin made sure his true identity was completely covered, but the scenes were ultimately cut for time.
"You have to think that, in addition to all this technology he was using , that there was a way that he was able to mask himself and his background and change all of that. So, I think what's good about Mysterio that it doesn't all remain mysterious. that is part of what makes Mysterio fun, "Watts customs IGN, not" these are deleted scenes. "
Specifically, the deleted scenes show" a little bit more of like seeing behind the scenes of how they put everything together . " "It's just things that didn't make it for time," said Watts. "I want to see how people interpret it and see if people come up with what we can offer."
Once Far From Home finally reveals how Beck is pulling off his illusions – using a combination of drones and projections with real-life effects – it makes you completely rethink the events of the first half of the movie. And if you're going to pull off a twist like that, you better make the reality of Beck's lines up with the comic book movie scale of destruction and intimate scenes with Mysterio that Peter (and the audience) witnesses unfold up until that point
When asked how the Far From Home team constructed the big Mysterio reveal to make sure there any plot holes upon repeat viewing, Watts explained, "Once you crack how the illusions and the drones are going to work together You can make sure that it is a good thing about an action scene and good at it, and then you build it from there
"I always think of the Hydro Man sequence and the Molton Man sequences as they have like a video game structure, "he added." It's all for the purpose of pulling Peter. Secondary is the world's largest and all that, but he's the main audience member. He's the mark for this giant con. "
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For more IGN coverage of Spider-Man: Far from Home, be sure to check out Watts discussing the PS4 Insomniac game's influences (or lack thereof), explaining that big Nick Fury Skrulls twist and how they kept JK Simmons' came with a secret, plus read how Peter Parker's identity reveal can be undone, how many Spider-Man movies are left in Tom Holland's contract and IGN's review of Spider-Man: Far From Home
Check in Monday, July 8th at 9 am PT for our full spoiler interview with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts.
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