‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’: Mysterio’s Plan ‘Was Doomed From the Start’
With movies like Infinity War and Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown that it can make some great movies that feature a great villain like Thanos.
That said, Marvel has infamously not been so lucky with many of its other movies. For better or worse, one of the most common criticisms about Marvel movies has been that the villains aren’t great and they keep dying after one movie.
While the MCU Spider-Man movies have been a clear improvement over the other Spider-Man films, unfortunately, the same thing happened in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here’s a look at why Mysterio’s plan was just doomed from the start.
A recap of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
Just like the first MCU Spider-Man movie, Far From Home takes place from the perspective of a young, high-school-age Peter Parker. Peter is on a school field trip to Italy when, out of nowhere, a creature attacks him and his classmates. Since he’s Spider-Man, he suits up to save the day, but before he can do that, a mysterious man named Mysterio does it for him.
Mysterio claims to be from another universe, and he tells Peter that they have to stop those creatures before Peter’s world gets destroyed like Mysterio’s. This becomes the basis of their relationship, as the two keep fighting bigger and bigger creatures. However, everything’s not as it seems.
Who Mysterio really is
Later in the movie, it’s revealed that Mysterio is actually just a regular guy named Quentin Beck. He used to work for Tony Stark, and he specialized in making holographic projections. However, Stark fired him, and this made him angry, angry enough to form a revenge plan.
Unlike other villains, Mysterio’s revenge plan didn’t involve killing the person who wronged him. Instead, Mysterio wanted to take the one thing that Stark still had in the world, since, at the time of the movie, Stark was already dead. Mysterio wanted to replace Iron Man and become the greatest superhero in the world, and he’d do that by using his holograms to create big, disastrous events, and then he’d swoop in and save the day.
This plan however, needed one thing that Mysterio didn’t have available. It’s one thing to make holograms, but in order for those holograms to be believable, they actually need to do some damage. This is where E.D.I.T.H. comes along. E.D.I.T.H. was a piece of tech that Stark left for Peter to use, and it basically gave him control of satellites, drones, and missiles.
Mysterio wanted control of E.D.I.T.H. since it would allow him to make massive events, the stuff that Thanos would be capable of. But, instead of needing the Infinity Stones to stop those events, Mysterio would just save the day as usual. This plan, however, was doomed from the start.
Why Mysterio’s plan was doomed to begin with
As Marvel fans on Reddit said, Mysterio’s plan falls apart the moment he even thought about using E.D.I.T.H. This is because E.D.I.T.H. is an incredibly powerful piece of technology, something that the Avengers would be monitoring. Stark may have entrusted E.D.I.T.H. to Peter, but it would be a massive oversight if Stark didn’t inform anyone else about E.D.I.T.H. and its capabilities.
Anyone who knows about E.D.I.T.H. and what it can do will then realize that it’s not the kind of technology that should fall into the wrong hands. As a result, the Avengers, or at the very least, S.H.I.E.L.D., were definitely monitoring E.D.I.T.H. and would’ve stopped Mysterio eventually. But of course, Peter overcomes his issues and beats Mysterio by himself, so the Avengers didn’t need to step in.
With that said, the main flaw with Mysterio’s plan was scope. If Mysterio didn’t care about E.D.I.T.H., then there’s a pretty good chance that nobody would’ve seen through his illusions to begin with.