SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Concept Art Spotlights Alternate Mysterio Costume Designs - SPOILERS

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Concept Art Spotlights Alternate Mysterio Costume Designs - SPOILERS

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Concept Art Spotlights Alternate Mysterio Costume Designs - <font color=red>SPOILERS</font>

Ryan Meinerding discusses the process of designing Mysterio's outfit, giving us a look at several alternate costumes - one of which is arguably even more comic-accurate that the one we saw in the movie.

Marvel has shared a new video in which Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding discusses the process of bringing classic Spidey villain Mysterio to life in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Apparently, between 60-70 iterations of the character's look were considered before they settled on the final design, and we get a look at a handful of them here. Some are very different to the one we ended up with in the final film, while one, in particular, is arguably even more comic-accurate than the metallic outfit Jake Gyllenhaal's Quentin Beck donned to do battle with the wall-crawler.

You can check out the video for yourselves over at Marvel.com, but if you want a closer look at the alternate costume designs be sure to click the "view list" button below.

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The biggest challenge was getting Mysterio's trademark fishbowl helmet right without making it look overly goofy, and Meinerding reveals that they attempted more "head friendly" designs before returning to something that would more closely honor Steve Ditko's original vision for the character.

This sleeker, slightly more effeminate armor was an early concept.



This is pretty close to the costume we ended up seeing on screen, although the helmet is a lot wider at the neck.

"It usually starts from such a unique place, and its one of the reasons why the MCU characters tend to end up looking more unique," said Meinerding of the decision to stick closer to Beck's original look. "With Ditko's stuff, the weirdness of the characters really came through, whether it was in Spider-Man or Mysterio or in Doctor Strange."


Looks like they were thinking about having Mysterio's suit glow at one point, which would have been... interesting!



Although they are still toying with making the helmet design more head-friendly here, this overall costume is arguably more comic-accurate than the one they went with. Meinerding reveals that they ultimately decided on a more metallic look to make the outfit seem more realistic.

"One of the things we do to make something automatically feel more real in some ways is just make it metallic," he explained. "The second you use a metallic paint on his suit, it just feels more real. It gives life; when he's moving around, there's reflections playing off of it, and it doesn't feel dead or flat."




The final two pieces of artwork are more drastic departures from the character's original look, both in design and color.

As you can see, the helmet is sculpted much closer to the head, and makes Mysterio look more like G.I. Joe's Cobra Commander than the classic Spidey villain he's based on.


It's probably safe to assume that the majority of fans will be glad these last couple of designs weren't utilized for the character in Far From Home!

What do you guys think? Did you prefer any of these alternate looks to the one we got in the film? Drop us a comment down below.
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