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We saw Mysterio apparently dying in Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. But even after that, Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the character, is nowhere close to confirming whether Mysterio is really dead.
Spider-Man boasts of having some of the best-developed rogues in comics, following Batman.
Of course, most of the supervillains in Spidey’s comics can apparently cheat death as well. One such supervillain is Mysterio, who even willingly commits suicide once. But Mephisto, Marvel’s version of the Devil, resurrects him.
Who Is Mysterio?
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio is one of the most accurate comic book characters.
He is a trickster who is using various illusions to get things done in his way. Far From Home ended with the death of Mysterio. A ricocheting bullet hits Mysterio, following which he dies, in an ironic twist of events.
Further, we can also see Peter Parker completely dumbfounded by the event. He then asks the artificial intelligence EDITH whether everything happening is real or not.
EDITH then confirms that Mysterio’s death is not an illusion in any way. But, as usual, fans have still been quite skeptical about the same.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Thoughts:
In the recent Broadway Q&A with Google for Gyllenhaal’s Sea Wall/A Life, the actor made various comments regarding his MCU career.
While a lot of the questions had their focus on his MCU character, the most common of them was if Mysterio could make a possible return in a Sinister Six movie.
While making constant jokes about the snipers used by Marvel, Gyllenhaal was seen desperately trying to avoid an answer to this particular question. He even went so far as to drop his mic, jokingly of course.
The central theme of Far From Home of not believing your eyes somewhat seems to make sense.
This is particularly in Mysterio’s apparent death, which raises a lot of suspicions. While the dialogue with EDITH had a due significance of Mysterio unwillingly killing himself, there are no reasons to believe that EDITH could not have been wrong for once.
We know that Mysterio had been using Tony Stark’s drone technology for quite some time, even years probably.
This means that there is no reason that he did not already find out how to change or trick EDITH’s advanced sensor suite.
It is also important to note that Mysterio conveniently had a fallback plan when Spider-Man began destroying the drones. The film, in addition, only partially explained this contingency plan.
Subsequently, it is possible that the character has other arcs. It is a well-known fact that Sony has plans of making a Sinister Six movie having various Spider-Man villains. Despite that, it is not so much of a priority to Marvel Studios.
And with the recent split between Marvel and Sony, we can well expect that Sinister Six movie to happen rather soon.
In that case, Sony may choose to show that Mysterio did not actually die, and survived the bullet in Spider-Man: Far From Home. And that faking his death was always a very important part of his contingency plan.