Over the past few months we have gotten quite a Hulk-busting load of excitement when Marvel and Sony revealed they would be teaming up to deliver a fresh, new take on the teenage web-head and that he would debut in the upcoming and highly-anticipated [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) (or just simply Avengers 2.5). And we have also been getting some very interesting announcements lately from the cast to the filmmakers themselves. It was a shocker when Tom Holland got the role of Spidey over Asa Butterfield, at least for me anyway.
But one of the biggest highlights for me was seeing that indie-filmmaker Jon Watts would be directing the film. No, I have not seen Cop Car yet (however, I'm hearing really good things), but earlier this year I saw another film by him that was produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, The Green Inferno) simply titled Clown.
The movie, in my opinion, was quite disturbing and twisted and I was surprised that Marvel chose him to direct a Spider-Man movie, seeing as he both WROTE and DIRECTED this very gory, creepy film. Yeah, Blade or Ghost Rider? Sure. But SPIDER-MAN??? I don't know. But then after a little bit of thought, I had an awesome idea for what villain the ol' Web Swinger should go up against.
This is a character that I have been begging to come to the silver-screen since I was 10... And It totally fits Jon Watts nack for the supernatural horror element. As we all know, we are working with an ALREADY established Spider-Man in the MCU, so that means NO origin story... But wouldn't it be great if we could get some very unsettling, eerie illusions from Mysterio getting into Spidey's head and we could see a dead Uncle Ben hauntingly telling him "You did this to me...", (but tone it down of course, don't want to traumatize the younger audiences).
And besides with writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, we can be assured there will be plenty of humor to override the minor creepy stuff that adults could enjoy as well. And some of that humor could even go as far to say that Spidey would constantly making fun of Mysterio, even as he is clearly a formidable opponent.
Keep in mind all of this is PURE fan-speculation, so take it with a grain of salt.