So why is the super-villain played by Jake Gyllenhaal finally not facing Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch?
In a concept art by the Artistic Director Andrew Reederwho notably worked on the last Spidermanbut also Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and guardians of the galaxy 2, we find Mystério, a former employee of Stark Industry played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Specifically confronting Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) on top of the Statue of Liberty. A sequence that does not ultimately appear in Jon Watts’ blockbuster which was a hit at the cinema this winter.
The concept art, obviously dating from an earlier version of the script, confirms the different directions that the film could have taken with the arrival of the Multiverse. Mysterio appears at the beginning of the film, recalling the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, since it reveals to the world the true identity of the superhero played by Tom Holland: Peter Parker. But then, why was he removed from the plot? screenwriters, Chris Mckenna and Erik Sommers answer this question in an interview for IGN : “ When it started to materialize, we put out calls for tenders and the actors said: ‘Yes, I’m in’. But the number of responses has become overwhelming! We had to make choices, we couldn’t just swim in a million characters. We had to choose them wisely and make sure they didn’t invade the story and especially Peter. »
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However, eagle-eyed fans have noticed, Mysterio appears suddenly in one of the final scenes of the film. When Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) holds the Multiverse and that many characters try to cross, a silhouette of the super-villain of Spider-Man: Far from Home seems to be one of them… So it’s not impossible that he will return later in the franchise.
Waiting, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives in less than a month at the cinema, and here is its trailer: