WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, in theaters now.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained Spider-Man: Far From Home's big Mysterio twist and why Quentin Beck was chosen to be the film's villain.
"How exciting for us to actually do Mysterio. The fishbowl illusionist who everybody rolls their eyes out in the comics; the green smoke trails, we were like, 'We gotta do that. We gotta swirl them around,'" Feige told ScreenRant. Which we really wanted to do, and showcase his illusion powers in a way that it kind of was in the comics always too: science-based, not necessarily magic..."
"And also [we used the father-son dynamic]," he continued, "to make the turn not just an obvious 'Well, of course he’s going to be bad, he’s bad in the comics,' but also to make it more of a heartbreak. Because even though you know on some level it must be coming, you like that relationship so much that it hurts you when it happens."
Directed by 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.