Now that Spider-Man: Far From Home is out in the wild, we know that Mysterio is up to his old tricks as the villain of the film. But the character nearly had a whole new skill set in his arsenal.
Writers of the movie Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers spoke to Collider about how they considered making Mysterio a Skrull, complete with shapeshifting abilities to help the character’s deception. Sommers said:
“There were some early, early versions of this movie where Mysterio was a Skrull… There were a lot of Skrull versions of the story early on. When you’re doing a con artist movie, what we finally landed on—we sat down and talked about how do we keep on fooling the audience, how do we keep on having a lot of fun reveals?