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Spider-Man: Far From Home Director Jon Watts Talks About The Inclusion of Mysterio

May 12, 2019 | Posted by Jordan Huie
Spider-Man: Far From Home Mysterio

Jon Watts, director of Spider-Man: Far From home, spoke with Collider recently about the introduction of Mysterio, a traditional villain in the comics but apparent hero in the upcoming film, as well as the character design in the film.

On the decision to include Mysterio: “I mean I was really going back to the very beginning. It was pretty clear that Mysterio would be the next villain with Jackal, just because he’s part of the original Rogues Gallery, he looks cool, and we’ve never seen him in a movie before. …I just went back and read the original Mysterio comic and just started from that, and it’s good to remind yourself why characters jump out in the first place, and I want to try and tackle who he is as a person in the same way we did with Peter and the Vulture.”

On the character’s design in the film: “Yeah, well, part of the visual development process is to start with what is the totally faithful adaptation and then see what happens when you go in various directions just to see if anything interesting develops… surprisingly, or maybe not surprisingly, in the end it was basically a big circle to where we came back around to a design that was very true to the original that also could tell the story that we wanted to tell. I’m really happy with it.”