Well, Mysterio got a lot less mysterious this week.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently shooting in Liberec and fans eager for a look at the sequel are all over the set. Target number one was, of course, Jake Gyllenhaal in costume as villainous special effects guru Quentin Beck/Mysterio, and at long last, we’ve finally caught a glimpse of him.
Last night brought us a decent look at the actor in what appears to be an extremely comics-accurate outfit (minus the fishbowl helmet, which will be added via CGI, presumably) and of course, the Marvel fandom is ecstatic over what they saw. Taking to Twitter, a number of people have shared their very enthusiastic responses to the how the character looks so far and it’s pretty clear that folks can’t wait to see more of the villain.
HOW DOES MARVEL EXPECT ME TO SIDE WITH PETER PARKER WHEN MYSTERIO IS LOOKING LIKE THIS?? pic.twitter.com/WB1gKZXB5r
— esme (@mcurose) September 30, 2018
I think Mysterio will be just as good as Vulture. Jake will do a great job I can already tell. pic.twitter.com/n91671YrFv
— Foggy Nelson 🎃 (@SpencerMemes) September 30, 2018
I don’t care who plays Mysterio. My only loyalty is to the costume. Go fishbowl or go home. pic.twitter.com/3EBX5edKz7
— Minovsky (@MinovskyArticle) October 1, 2018
Quick Mysterio edit pic.twitter.com/NbTahDAGxS
— Playtime Is Over (@SpideParker) September 30, 2018
look, if you use Mysterio but not the fishbowl… you're just a coward. https://t.co/5HnySuIBCP
— Near Diego (1987) directed by Kathryn Bigelow (@deggowaffles) September 30, 2018
MYSTERIO LOOKS FANTASTIC ARE YOU KIDDING pic.twitter.com/k4oFpOHPOK
— juliah (@spideystights) September 30, 2018
the marvel fandom after seeing be pics of jake gyllanhaal as mysterio pic.twitter.com/raCWgBaDSJ
— 𝒾𝓈𝒶𝓂𝒶𝓇 (@sunrisejry) September 30, 2018
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) October 1, 2018
two low quality pics of mysterio and everyone’s already thirsting over him
— beth | 68 🎃 (@midtownbarnes) September 30, 2018
— Geek Vibes News 📰 🔜 NYCC (@GeekVibesNews) September 30, 2018
first set pics of jake gyllenhaal as mysterio in spider-man: far from home… it’s really happening you guys pic.twitter.com/4Fh2lbdqch
— zaheem (@tomsmarvel) October 1, 2018
If Mysterio looks that good from leaks… can we all just take a sec and try and understand how epic Dr.Doom will look…. pic.twitter.com/t5Qf1CrEIy
— Arminies of Solotollogy 🇧🇦💪🤙 (@Arminies) September 30, 2018
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Said to be one of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes, Mysterio is a gifted, and very under-appreciated special effects guru who wants to become a bona fide supervillain. In the comics, he dreams up all sorts of illusions and tricks to counter Spidey’s abilities and it’ll no doubt be a ton of fun watching them square off in the upcoming sequel.
While he’s expected to be the central antagonist of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio won’t be the only villain looking to make trouble for the web-slinger. Michael Keaton will be back as the Vulture from Homecoming, which has led fans to theorize that the Sinister Six is on its way. Though for now, the exact nature of the threat Spidey faces next remains – fittingly enough – a mystery.
That being said, with all these looks at the film starting to trickle out, it’s surely only a matter of time before Marvel releases something official, right?