Spider-Man Far From Home Theory: Is Mysterio a Sorcerer Supreme Reject? Spider-Man Far From Home Theory: Is Mysterio a Sorcerer Supreme Reject?

21 Jan , 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer debuted last week and WOW did it pack a ton of confusion, but I’ve got an idea. Ready for another Geekly Good Theory? Well, I’ve got one you might think is WILD but could make sense here. 

I believe Mysterio is either a failed or rejected sorcerer who wasn’t given the title “Sorcerer Supreme.” Due to this rejection, he is controlling the elementals to scheme his way into looking like a superhero. Sound wild or out of the ordinary? Per usual, I’ve got several different reasons to back my theory…

It’s not much different from the source material

In Marvel comics, Quentin Beck doesn’t have any powers. Instead, he is a special effects artist who failed to become an actor. A friend jokingly suggested he should take out a costumed hero for recognition and after targeting Spider-Man the rivalry was born.

So, what if he were retconned to be a talented sorcerer, but just not enough to become the sorcerer supreme? Then, one of the wizards training at Kamar-Taj could suggest he take down several villains to make himself look capable enough. This would lead him down the rabbit-hole of using the elementals to appear as villains and make himself look better. For Mysterio's character, it's always about being close, but not close enough. It doesn't sound too far off from his comic book original. Also…

Marvel Cinematic Universe is its own Earth (Earth-199999)

The Guardians of the Galaxy met in jail, the Avengers are a completely different team, the MCU is an ENTIRELY different universe with more possibilities to explore. Shows and films under this franchise are all completely original, so it’d make sense for them to do some kind of retconning for villains as well.

Vulture was MAJORLY different from his comic book counterpart—here Toomes wants to gather Chitauri technology to sell on the black market, whereas in the comic he was a villain for being ripped off by a business partner. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe being its own storyline (and far into it at this point), it’s clear there’s a lot of room to change these characters almost entirely and please both the casual and diehard fans. Lastly…

His abilities look similar to Kamar-Taj magic

I think this one could be the most obvious, but his magic looks a lot like mages from Kamar-Taj. The symbols surrounding Mysterio when he’s blocking an attack look like a green version of symbols Doctor Strange uses…. Seems odd if he’s just a special effects guy, right? In some shots we see a circular green surround triangular shapes... which looks similar to the sorcerey from Doctor Strange. Could this be a coincidence? Also, the triangular green shapes look a little like something from the eye of Agamotto.... 

Then again, the green could always symbolize that it’s an effect. We’ll just have to wait and see! 

Listen, I could be WAY into left field with this one and could easily be 100% wrong. But who doesn’t like to talk theories before these movies?! Did I miss the mark entirely, or do I make quite a convincing argument? You be the judge, lemme know how I did below and any Far From Home theories you have!

If you haven't seen it yet, check out our Spider-Man: Far from Home reaction video!  

Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer debuted last week and WOW did it pack a ton of confusion, but I’ve got an idea. Ready for another Geekly Good Theory? Well, I’ve got one you might think is WILD but could make sense here. 

I believe Mysterio is either a failed or rejected sorcerer who wasn’t given the title “Sorcerer Supreme.” Due to this rejection, he is controlling the elementals to scheme his way into looking like a superhero. Sound wild or out of the ordinary? Per usual, I’ve got several different reasons to back my theory…

It’s not much different from the source material

In Marvel comics, Quentin Beck doesn’t have any powers. Instead, he is a special effects artist who failed to become an actor. A friend jokingly suggested he should take out a costumed hero for recognition and after targeting Spider-Man the rivalry was born.

So, what if he were retconned to be a talented sorcerer, but just not enough to become the sorcerer supreme? Then, one of the wizards training at Kamar-Taj could suggest he take down several villains to make himself look capable enough. This would lead him down the rabbit-hole of using the elementals to appear as villains and make himself look better. For Mysterio's character, it's always about being close, but not close enough. It doesn't sound too far off from his comic book original. Also…

Marvel Cinematic Universe is its own Earth (Earth-199999)

The Guardians of the Galaxy met in jail, the Avengers are a completely different team, the MCU is an ENTIRELY different universe with more possibilities to explore. Shows and films under this franchise are all completely original, so it’d make sense for them to do some kind of retconning for villains as well.

Vulture was MAJORLY different from his comic book counterpart—here Toomes wants to gather Chitauri technology to sell on the black market, whereas in the comic he was a villain for being ripped off by a business partner. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe being its own storyline (and far into it at this point), it’s clear there’s a lot of room to change these characters almost entirely and please both the casual and diehard fans. Lastly…

His abilities look similar to Kamar-Taj magic

I think this one could be the most obvious, but his magic looks a lot like mages from Kamar-Taj. The symbols surrounding Mysterio when he’s blocking an attack look like a green version of symbols Doctor Strange uses…. Seems odd if he’s just a special effects guy, right? In some shots we see a circular green surround triangular shapes... which looks similar to the sorcerey from Doctor Strange. Could this be a coincidence? Also, the triangular green shapes look a little like something from the eye of Agamotto.... 

Then again, the green could always symbolize that it’s an effect. We’ll just have to wait and see! 

Listen, I could be WAY into left field with this one and could easily be 100% wrong. But who doesn’t like to talk theories before these movies?! Did I miss the mark entirely, or do I make quite a convincing argument? You be the judge, lemme know how I did below and any Far From Home theories you have!

If you haven't seen it yet, check out our Spider-Man: Far from Home reaction video!  

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