Spider-Man: No Way Home featured five of the webhead’s most dangerous foes from across the multiverse banding together. While there were plenty of stakes for the ambitious threequel, it was a little perplexing that Marvel and Sony didn’t just throw another one together to make the Sinister SIx.
However, the most recent concept art implies that this was the intended plan. And Mysterio may have been one of the additional foes.
Andrew Reeder, the concept artist on the film, has shared his work on Artstation, and one of his pieces has piqued fans’ interest. It depicts an alternative version of No Way Home’s substantial third act in which Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange fights with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck at the Statue of Liberty. Check out the image below!
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The art appears to confirm that Mysterio was supposed to return in the final installment of the trilogy, and it’s clear that a lot of issues exist about his work.
After Beck died in Far From Home, many fans thought he only faked his demise to frame Peter Parker and that he would return in the following film. That may have been the original idea, but when all of Peter’s legacy foes were confined and there was no more room in the narrative for him, he was phased out.
A Mysterio vs. Strange bout is a fascinating notion. That being said, it would most likely be rather one-sided. Beck’s illusions may have fooled Spider-Man, but would they really be much use against a genuine Master of the Mystic Arts like Stephen Strange? The future Sorcerer Supreme could certainly handle a stage magician like Beck.
If he was supposed to appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio might end up playing a role in Tom Holland’s next Spider-Man trilogy.
What are your thoughts on Mysterio missing out in making a true Sinister Six in No Way Home? Let us know in the comments below!
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