Dan Slott wants Mysterio as Marvel’s Spider-Man movie villain


Dan Slott has put forward Kraven’s Last Hunt as the storyline of choice to mine for the next Spider-Man film, which is being produced by Marvel for a 2017 release date. However if that falls through Slott has a backup plan involving what he considers could be, and I quote, “one of the greatest movie villains.”

Who is he talking about I hear you ask, having obviously not read the title? Mysterio of course! Slott revealed his love for the goldfish-bowl toting villain in an interview with Latino Review where he stated that he’d love to see Mysterio on screen because the possibilities with him were endless!

"I think Mysterio would be one of the greatest movie villains. The guy’s powers are special effects. That means you could do anything you’ve ever seen in a movie in a Spider-Man. Anything. Blow up the White House. 10,000 aliens descending from space. Ghosts coming out of walls. Whatever you want! Matrix bullet time. I don’t care. Eye-popping, blow-the-back-of-your-head-out special effects. It gives you free rein."

He certainly isn’t wrong! Although it’s hard to imagine a Spider-Man film where Mysterio blows up the White House with ghosts that come out of walls going down particularly well with today’s modern movie goer. Still, Mysterio is a choice of villain I’d love to see on the big screen as he poses a significantly different threat to Spider-Man than Green Goblin or Doctor Octopus. He’s smoke and mirrors rather than smash-yer-teeth-out!

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