Spider-Man: Far From Home is out and it is full of surprises that we didn’t see coming! We were expecting Mysterio’s arc in the film to amaze us and that’s exactly what it did. The post-credits scenes were just a major bonus to the surprise element because they were not only linked with Spider-Man’s future but also ended up setting Marvel’s cosmic future.
Spoiler Alert. Goes without saying!
While the back story of Mysterio came as a big surprise, what we saw at the end was a little shocking, to say the least! Unlike many other MCU villains, Quentin Beck died in front of us. Since he is a special effect Maestro, and used Stark drones to show illusions to everyone, Peter checked with EDITH whether his death was another illusion or not. As it turned out, EDITH has disabled all the Stark drones, and Quentin Beck did supposedly die. But did he? Can Marvel kill him off so soon?
We all suspected Mysterio to be a part of the Sinister Six in the upcoming Spider-Man film, and his death would surely prevent that. So, we’ve got reasons to believe that he did manage to fake his death, even though EDITH claimed it to be true. Quentin Beck was a step ahead of Peter Parker at all times. Pete may have bested him using his Peter Tingle toward the end, but Beck did say that he always had a contingency. His death at the end did seem a little odd and having seen Marvel movies for more than a decade, we can assume that Marvel doesn’t kill off characters so easily.
Things related to Mysterio did not end with his death as in the Mid Credits scene, we got our first big surprise. Mysterio had accomplished what he did in the comics. In the scene we then see Spider-Man and MJ slinging & swinging through New York. As soon as Peter puts MJ down and is about to leave, a new update starts playing everywhere on the news.
We were shown that the DailyBugle.Net posted a video of the final battle between Mysterio and Spider-Man. In it, Mysterio frames Spider-Man as the video was edited. He claims that he sent the Elementals back through the dimensional rift, but then Spider-Man killed him for no reason using the drones from Stark industries. Then comes the big entry of J. Jonah Jameson which is played by JK Simmons. He claims that Mysterio will go down in history as the greatest hero of all.
Then we see the second half of the video where Mysterio reveals the secret identity of Spider-Man. He tells the world that Peter Parker is Spider-Man & Peter’s photo flashes on the screen. The scene ends with Peter going “What the fu—.” It was very similar to how Homecoming ended with Aunt May going “What the f—.”
How did Mysterio alter the video if he was dead? Perhaps his teammate William from Iron Man 1 could have helped, but we suspect that Beck was helped by someone else instead. Comicbook.com has come up with a working theory which points out that we never saw Dmitri (Numan Acar) in the second half of the movie. He was working with SHIELD and Mysterio and even arranged the takeover of Peter’s vacation. We were made to think that Dmitri was working with Nick Fury, but he could have been an ally of Mysterio instead.
For those of you who don’t know, Dmitri in the comics is Dmitri Smerdyakov aka The Chameleon. As the name suggests he has the ability to take the form of other people and imitate them. Now we never got the confirmation as to whether this Dmitri was indeed the Chameleon, or it was just some guy with the same name. But given that it is a Spider-Man movie, we have to believe that it was indeed the Chameleon who could return in the future.
But perhaps his future in the MCU may already be over. According to the theory that we’re discussing, what if it was Dmitri who was pretending to be Quentin Beck towards the end? We weren’t told about Chameleon for a specific reason. It might not be to set him up for the future, but perhaps to tell us how he died pretending to be Quentin Beck! EDITH did confirm that the Quentin Beck wasn’t running any more illusions, but he may have played his final contingency move and tricked everyone, including the audience!
As we’ve mentioned above, Quentin Beck always liked to stay ahead in the game and Dmitri was never seen again after driving the bus. All this has to be connected. Mysterio managed to frame Spider-Man with such ease, and that probably was because it was Dmitri that took the fall for Quentin Beck. He was his Ace, his contingency. If this theory is true, then those of you who were assuming and wanting Chameleon to be one of the Sinister Six villains are in for a disappointment because he has already become a thing of the past.
Let’s see what happens. Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Zendaya (Michelle Jones), Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Angourie Rice (Betty, Jacob Batalon (Ned), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), and Numan Acar (Dmitri).
Here’s the official Synopsis:
“Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”