Notwithstanding, it’s not necessarily fair to say that Mysterio isn’t in Spider-Man: No Way Home at all. Near the finish of the film there is a scene where Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is seen holding back the Multiverse, and outlines of Spider-Man characters can be witnessed attempting to break through. Eagle-peered toward watchers have seen what seems to be the layout of Mysterio, indicating that in at least one Spider-stanza he is as yet out there, waiting to return.
It is as yet unclear in what capacity Sommers and McKenna were originally planning to bring back Mysterio, in any case, No Way Home has performed fine and dandy without him. The film has shattered box office records since its release, which is particularly amazing given that it came out in the center of a global pandemic. The tease of Mysterio’s outline certainly indicates that he is as yet who knows where, and it is already realized that the MCU isn’t done with the Multiverse yet. He may not be in Spider-Man: No Way Home, yet fans can relax realizing Mysterio could return at any moment.
The scholars of Marvel’s smash hit Spider-Man: No Way Home have explained why Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio didn’t return for the film. Gyllenhaal initially appeared as the villain in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, the second stand-alone Spider-Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mysterio filled in as the main villain for Peter Parker/Spider-Man (as played by Tom Holland) to face off against following Tony Stark’s sacrificial death in Avengers: Endgame. This drove many to figure he would have been a commendable foe for Holland’s Spider-Man to face during the multiversal chaos that is No Way Home.
In any case, it wasn’t meant to be, leaving many audience individuals asking why Mysterio didn’t make an appearance. While the character apparently kicked the bucket at the finish of Far From Home, No Way Home could easily have utilized the multiverse to explain his return. Many characters were brought into No Way Home that had passed on in past movies, including Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock. Yet again as the film had established that a character’s past death didn’t preclude an appearance in No Way Home, many fans have asked why Mysterio didn’t get back to face off against Holland’s Wall-Crawler.