History: Making his debut way back in 1964, Mysterio’s origin story reads like it could’ve been conceived today. Quentin Beck was a geeky SFX wizard from California, with big Hollywood ambitions. When his attempts to become a director failed miserably, Beck decided to make his name by killing Spider-Man, using his gift for illusions in place of powers.
Why he’s a fit for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man: His Hollywood history would satisfy Raimi’s predilection for in-jokes, and the high-concept, SFX guy goes evil, is a perfect fit for Spider-Man’s cutting-edge CGI.
Who should play him: Quentin Tarantino. Okay, so he’s not the best actor, but he won’t be required to emote, Mysterio spends most of his time under a massive goldfish bowl style mask. And it’d be the ultimate Hollywood in-joke...
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