When Mysterio appeared in the trailers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, he seemed to be an ally of the titular hero rather than the film's antagonist. However, the role of a hero is strange for someone comic book fans know to be one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies. Director Jon Watts recently assured fans that Mysterio's depiction in Far From Home is comic-accurate.
Speaking to Screen Rant, Watts explained that his appearance as shown in the trailers shouldn't surprise those familiar with the villain. "Mysterio enters the comic as a hero," he said. "So, I always took it right back to the source material and what made that character exciting initially."
That comic book entry Watts refers to is Amazing Spider-Man #13, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. That story sees Mysterio attempt to frame Spider-Man in order to present himself as a hero. Mysterio initially appears as a heroic figure and is later revealed to be a villain, so Watts' explanation seems to suggest that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will see a villainous master of illusion in the future.
Opening July 2, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.