Whenever a new character is brought to the screen from the comics, it’s important that plenty of care is taken to make sure they translate well. This is especially important for villains who play such a key role in the success of a film.
This was the challenge of Spider-Man: Far From Home writers Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna, who had the task of updating the classic villain Mysterio for the McU – with all his quirks and eccentricities. Speaking to Collider, Sommers said:
“Mysterio is just an iconic villain, and we discussed various villains, but we kept coming back to Mysterio. He really seemed like the next logical choice, but the challenge was how to update the Mysterio from the source material, the comics, into someone that