Mysterio, we hardly knew ye. Traditionally depicted as a villain, the one they call “old fishbowl head” has made a living makin Spider-Man’s life a magic-infused hell. A villainous, master of illusions, Quentin Beck has emerged as a classic member of the Spidey Rogues Gallery, though never quite solidifying himself as a cataclysmic threat – save for a particularly brutal role in the classic “Old Man Logan” graphic novel. Yet in the upcoming Marvel flick Spider-Man: Far From Home, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio appears cut from a different cloth altogether; this time, he’s playing the OG.
A new Chinese trailer for the upcoming movie has surfaced, revealing a closer look at Mysterio and Spider-Man’s dynamic. In the clip, Mysterio appears to be dropping some gems of wisdom upon the young hero, perhaps filling the void once filled by Big Tony Stark. “It’s a hard path, the life of a hero. People depend on me. Even if you win a battle, sometimes they die. The world is asking, ‘who is gonna be the next Iron Man?’”