The Spider-Man: No Way Home official trailer just dropped and while many familiar faces from previous movies have been confirmed, fans diving deep into their theories, such as the reappearance of Mysterio.
With over 23 million views in just 12 hours, it’s fair to say that the world is hyped for the upcoming Spider-Man film.
The last instalment left audiences gasping when Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) revealed the identity of Spider-Man to the world, meaning that Peter Parker’s life in No Way Home is going to get thoroughly chaotic. Not only that, he is framed as the murderer of their beloved “greatest superhero of all time”, as J. Jonah Jameson says.
As the excitement develops, so will the wild fan theories and one of them includes the return of Mysterio in No Way Home, which to be honest, isn’t unbelievable since anything could be fake now, thanks to his seamless illusions.
Mysterio in Spider-Man: No Way Home?
While there has been no official reports of Jack Gyllenhaal reprising his role in the upcoming movie, fans have been throwing their suspicions into the mix.
To some fans, they believe that Dr Strange was acting out of character in the trailer, leading them to propose that the Dr is actually Mysterio in disguise again, like the many occasions he ‘shapeshifted’ in Far From Home.
With the power of his drones, Mysterio might have faked his entire death in the last film, as part of a bigger scheme with the other members of Sinister Six including Doc Ock , who has been confirmed in the new trailer.
A piece of ‘evidence’ fueling rumours are the art spotted on the set of Spider-Man 3; the newly designed logo shows Mysterio’s fish bowl helmet decorated with “I Believe” on a poster.
While it undoubtedly refers to Mysterio, we don’t think it confirms his appearance since it just shows that the New Yorkers support the ‘hero’ and not Spider-Man.
There’s also allegedly promotional designs for Mysterio for the new film but for now, we’ll assume that they are fan-made since Sony and Marvel have not released anything similar yet.
Reddit theory explained
One Reddit user proposed Mysterio’s fake death in 2019 and we have to say, this one is looks somewhat realistic.
The eagle-eyed fan spotted that during his battle with Peter on the bridge, there were occasions where Mysterio is spotted not wearing the ear piece that he uses to control the drone.
In the post-credit scene when he announces Peter’s identity on video, Mysterio is wearing an ear piece at the beginning of the video, but after it cuts off momentarily, Mysterio returns no longer wearing the ear piece, meaning that the one one that died in the video is yet another illusion. Or it was just a costume error by the staff.
Either way, a fake death is totally believable thanks to his drones and with members of the Sinister Six coming soon, it seems fitting for Jake to return as well.