Spider-Man: Far From Home will see Peter Parker squaring off with a new enemy in Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio. Like Michael Keaton’s menacing Vulture before him, this is Mysterio’s cinematic debut, and given his very comic-booky look, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see this Mysterio bear little resemblance to his counterpart in the comics. However, there is a new clue that could mean Mysterio is indeed getting his iconic costume, fish bowl and all. Take a look.
So basically what this Instagram post from candykingsuk shows is a new limited edition Dr. Pepper flavor that is coming out in 2019 to celebrate the release of Spider-Man 2 (i.e. Spider-Man: Far From Home). Although the packaging isn’t final, you can see on the can a blue Spider-Man logo in the background and in the foreground a silhouette that possesses a distinctly bowl-shaped head.
This isn’t a guarantee, but given the shape of that dome and the fact that the can indicates that the final design will feature a “Major Movie Character” it stands to reason that it will be Mysterio, and his iconic costume from the comics will make the jump to live action for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Jake Gyllenhaal could look really cool in the classic Mysterio costume, and if that winds up being the case, it’s sweet news for comic book fans, almost as sweet as the delicious-sounding and undoubtedly sugar-filled Dark Berry flavor.
Mysterio always seemed like one of those characters who just looked too ridiculous and wouldn’t translate from the page to the screen without needing to undergo a transformation. Yet it appears that Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio will look like a proper Mysterio.
As the comic book genre has grown over the years and audiences have become more familiar and comfortable with these characters, movie studios, especially Marvel, have been able to push the envelope further, giving us costumes and characters that are more faithful and look like they leapt off the page. That’s how we went from the militaristic black leather of 2000’s X-Men to the colorful characters in something like Thor: Ragnarok.
That said, it still seemed possible that Spider-Man: Far From Home could go the Baron Zemo route and change the character’s look in a big way. So it’s encouraging that, if Mysterio indeed rocks the fishbowl as this can seems to indicate, that Sony and Marvel are going for it.
While this is not a complete confirmation and doesn’t actually show what Mysterio will look like, it is just another example of the size of these movies betraying their secrets. Despite all the measures taken to ensure secrecy, marketing and tie-in products for blockbusters like toys, merchandise and limited edition soft drinks can often give up the game.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5, 2019. For all the biggest movies you can look forward to next year, check out our 2019 release schedule.