14 Photos From 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Reveal Mysterio's Psychedelic Illusions, Including A 'Marvel Zombies' Reference

SPOILER ALERT: If you still haven’t seen ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ these images may be considered SPOILERS, so proceed with caution or turn back now.

In the trailers for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Quentin Beck/Mysterio is shown flying around and firing bolts of green energy that resembles smoke.  That’s an acceptable interpretation of the character from the comics, but about midway through the film, things take a twist and it is revealed that Mysterio’s abilities are much closer to the comic books than previously shown.  Like the original comics drawn by Steve Ditko (Mysterio’s co-creator), his illusion-casting abilities come across as nightmarish and psychedelic, forcing Spider-Man (Tom Holland) to navigate this bizarre dreamscape.


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Among the “hallucinations” that Peter comes face-to-face with is a reference to another, more recent comic book– ‘Marvel Zombies’, written by ‘The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman with art by Sean Phillips.  While the entire world is shown mourning the loss of Tony Stark/Iron Man, Peter had a much closer, personal relationship with him, so his loss is even more emotional.  Beck forces Peter to face his loss with an illusion of a zombie-fied Iron Man, that looks like he flew right out of the pages of ‘Marvel Zombies’.

Marvel and Sony have released images from this sequence.  Check them out below:

Here are more images from the nightmarish illusion world in which Beck traps Spider-Man:

The storyline of ‘Far From Hom’ is actually based on The Amazing Spider-Man #13 from June 1964, Mysterio’s first appearance.  In that story, Beck frames Spider-Man for a jewel robbery, then presents himself as a superhero in order to bring Spidey to justice.  While the film Beck was a scientist and associate of Tony Stark’s, the character in the comics, was a movie special effects expert, who used showbiz trickery in his crimes.

Were you impressed with the way that director Jon Watts and his time, including Gyllenhaal, translated the character to the big screen?

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is now playing in theaters everywhere.


Source: Movie Web