Spider-Man: No Way Home Concept Art Reveals Showdown Between Mysterio and Doctor Strange

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The climactic battle in Spider-Man: No Way Home was one of the most-talked-about moments in the film as it featured a showdown between the three Spider-Man and the villains from the past Spider-Man films (sans Alfred Molina's Doc Ock). Doctor Strange also assisted halfway through to prevent the spell from pulling more people from the other universes. But as it turns out, another character was supposed to make an appearance during the battle.

A concept art from Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently surfacing online which shows a showdown between Mysterio and Doctor Strange in the Statue of Liberty, where the climactic battle is set at. You can view the concept art here posted by Phase Zero on Twitter:

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Obviously, the concept art poses a lot of questions since Mysterio died at the end of Spider-Man: Far from Home. Does it mean that they were originally planning to bring back Mysterio in the film and reveal that he was actually alive all along? There's also a possibility that it's a Mysterio from another universe and he showed up to assist the villains and open up the multiverse all the way. Either way, this indicates that they had early plans to have Mysterio show up in some capacity and, given that he was going to be in the climactic battle, he could have been the sixth member of the Sinister Six.

In the end, as we all know, Mysterio didn't show up in the film, but he had an impact on Peter Parker's story arc as well as the overall storyline since he is the reason why Peter went to Doctor Strange to cast a spell which ended up having the characters from the other universes show up. It is interesting to know that there were early plans to include him physically in the film as evidenced by the concept art and it's a good "what if" that we can ponder about.

Also Read: Spider-Man: No Way Home Script is Now Available to Read Online

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Spider-Man: No Way Home is still showing in theaters everywhere.