[MUSIC PLAYING]

Hey, everyone.
I’m here at Marvel Studios with
the head of visual development,
Ryan Meinerding.
Hello, sir.
Hello.
I wish we could
go to your office,
but apparently it’s
full of spoilers?
There’s a lot of stuff on the
walls that people can’t see.
Well, I have an NDA,
so I’m going to find out
all the secrets after
this interview when
the cameras aren’t rolling.
But for now, let’s
talk about Mysterio.
When me and the rest of
the fans saw the trailer,
we were like holy smokes, that
is one big, swashbuckling,
heroic looking Mysterio.
And he has a pretty
kind of fun campy
origin story in the comics.
So how do you start
to play with that
in turning it into that look?
With his look from the comics,
because it’s essentially–
in some version, it’s
more like a green onesie.
LORRAINE CINK: Yeah.
RYAN MEINERDING: The
idea of it being more
of a classic superhero suit
meant we were looking at things
we’ve done for Vision–
just saying, OK, how
could we translate
that into something that
was reasonable for Mysterio?
See, now that you’ve said
it’s a onesie, all I can wonder
is if it has little
buttons in the back.
[LAUGHING]
RYAN MEINERDING: It doesn’t.
It has a zipper
somewhere, but no–
no buttons.
It’s Mysterio-ous, though.
Yeah, very nice.
[LAUGHING]
One of the things we do
just to automatically make
something feel more
real in some ways
is just to make it metallic.
[LAUGHING]
I mean, the second you use a
metallic paint on his suit,
it just feels more real.
It gives life to the–
when he’s moving around, there’s
reflections playing off of it,
and it just doesn’t
feel dead or flat.
He’s got such
a long comic book
history from way back in 1964.
Where did you start with
those original Ditko drawings
and bring it into today?
I mean, I always love looking
back at the old artwork.
The older it is, the better,
because it usually starts
from such a unique place.
And that’s one of the reasons
why MCU characters tend to end
up looking sort of more unique.
With the Ditko stuff, I
mean, he drew hands so well,
and he also–
the weirdness of the
characters really came through,
whether it was in Spider-Man or
Mysterio or in Doctor Strange–
and then also just, the main
icon being that fishbowl.
Like, how can we
get that in there
and– and have it
not look goofy?
LORRAINE CINK: Well, and
that’s an interesting question,
too, because one of
the things I always
think about– that fishbowl look
in the comics– it’s so cool.
But you’re like, how does
he get his head in there–
Right.
–if it is a
perfectly round sphere?
So how do you solve for that?
So we were actually
trying to do that.
We were seeing if
early on it would
be better if we
turned it into more
of an actual
head-friendly shape.
And then you do it, and it just
doesn’t look like Mysterio.
And that’s one of the things
that, when you start down
these roads of– of
looking at what was done
in the past from the comics
and seeing how to translate it
for a screen, there’s
so many problems
that are solved for
us that we don’t
necessarily even register.
So I tried to do other versions
of the big fishbowl head
without the cloak
or a smaller cloak,
and it just doesn’t work.
Ditko got it right
the first time.
There’s so many fun little
details from the comics that
always appear in the films.
I’m a huge comic
book reader and fan,
I know our fans are as well.
Do you have maybe three
little Easter eggs for us
that you can tell us from
the original visual design?
For Mysterio, specifically?
Mm-hmm.
I mean, I think working
in eyes as many places
as we could–
I think we got them
here on the clasps.
They’re in his– when
he uses his powers,
there’s sort of a triangle
with an eye in it.
There’s other very
subtle things that I
don’t know if you would really
want to see them if you–
But w–
[LAUGHING]
I want to know.
If you look at
something like–
classic superhero
costumes usually
have some version of a letter–
a symbol or a letter on it.
Yeah.
Mysterio doesn’t in
the comics, typically,
other than the eye clasps–
sort of did that to Mysterio.
There’s a bunch of vertical
bands around his stomach
that are essentially
Ms that are repeating.
LORRAINE CINK: I love that.
RYAN MEINERDING:
It’s very subtle,
and once you see it you
can’t unsee it, so beware.
[LAUGHING]
OK.
Also, I want to say that
you took a bold move
and you gave Mysterio a beard.
What’s– what’s up
with bearded Mysterio–
RYAN MEINERDING:
Bearded Mysterio.
LORRAINE CINK:
–besides the fact
that Jake Gyllenhaal
looks great with a beard?
I think a lot of it has
to do with Jake Gyllenhaal
looking great with a beard.
OK.
I mean, in a lot
of ways, this movie
is Peter trying to come to
terms with being his own hero
and not living
under Tony’s shadow.
And I think having
another mentor
that also had a goatee also is
a symbol of age, in some ways–
being seasoned in the world.
And I– and more directly
relating it to Tony,
I think that connection
is great to have visually.
I got to view some
of your iterations
of the Mysterio entire design.
How many iterations do you
think you went through?
RYAN MEINERDING:
Probably– he’s one
of those characters
who can go in a lot
of different directions.
Any of the characters
that really have
a very unique and
interesting origin visual
means that when you translate
it to in a story world
that needs to be more
realistic, it needs to be
grounded in something else.
So we’ve– I don’t know.
I probably tried between
60 and 70, I think.
It took about that many
to get through, um,
for the producers and Jon
to really feel like it–
it was working.
One of the best
parts of this job
is really being able to work
with amazing filmmakers and–
and turn their
ideas into something
that’s real based on the comic
origins of the characters.
Marvel Studios is
unique in, you know,
really how much we’re
able to try and translate
from the comics,
and how truthful we
try to be true to the
uniqueness and the greatness
of those icons.
And working with the
filmmakers to do that is–
is a real treat.
And you’ve been here since
the very beginning of Marvel
Studios, is that right?
Yeah, I was fortunate
enough to get hired
by Jon Favreau on Iron Man 1.
So it was– design
the Mark I Iron Man
suit, which was a lot of fun.
I’m just, like, sitting
here with a little piece
of Marvel history.
That’s you.
Oh.
That’s you.
That’s very kind.
[LAUGHING]
Thank you so much
for talking with us.
Oh, thank you for having me.
It’s been great.
And you guys, be sure to
go see Spider-Man: Far From
Home in theaters on July 2.
[MUSIC PLAYING]

How Marvel Studios Designed Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home
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100 thoughts on “How Marvel Studios Designed Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home

  • July 15, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    Honestly, Mysterios suit is so well designed and integrated into the MCU. Keeping the original look but giving it that cinematic twist. If i could…im definitely going to try and fabricate it.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    1. Spiderman Homecoming
    2. Spiderman Far From Home
    3. Spiderman is homeless

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  • July 15, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    I love how Marvel broke away from the black leather "easy way out" costumes. That was the biggest disappointment about the first X-men movie. But, 19 years later and we still haven't seen Wolverine in any of his comic book suits.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    I wouldn't have watched the movie if the fishbowl wasn't in movie. Smart 👍

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    I'm so happy that they included the BARF technology from winter soldier (correct me if im wrong) to make "you know what". I like how they make the story related to each other.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    I like the look

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  • July 15, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    2:50 doesn’t even look that bad. I absolutely LOVE what we got but I would’ve loved to see this too, with the colors of OG Mysterio of course

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  • July 15, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    nobody gonna point out how Mysterio has the same colour scheme as Loki?

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  • July 15, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    I thought they did an awesome job with the design to update it for the movies but keep key elements of the original design.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    It can’t be a coincidence that this video is exactly 616 minutes long… Not sure if thats intentional, but if not, then that’s pretty funny

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  • July 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    I thought this was a destiny 2 vid

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  • July 15, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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    The thin helmet makes him look like a Destiny Warlock

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  • July 15, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    "Ditko got it right the first time" – you don't mess with the Master!

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  • July 15, 2019 at 10:09 pm
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    That thumbnail clickbait tho

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  • July 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    I'd say good move fir the Beard

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    He's so uncomfortable.. lol

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Concept art is great.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    It's nice to know what they went through while designing mysterio..BUT I JUST WANTED TO SEE ALL THE CONCEPT ART!!!

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    Lol, getting some warframe vibes from some of those early concepts. Like a male Mag.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 12:27 am
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    Thank you! More interviews with Ryan Meinerding please! And maybe even other artists/designers from his team as well? I could watch hours and hours of interviews and making offs like this!

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  • July 16, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    It's so nice of Marvel to upload these tutorials for DC

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  • July 16, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    I was afraid for this movie…….I was not disappointed

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    why hasn't a black woman replaced that redheads job?

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:59 am
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    The one on the left in the thumbnail reminds me of Acceleracers.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    The opaque fishbowl is what makes the Mysterio outfit distinctive. Thank goodness they didn't go with the motorcycle helmet.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    The purple Mysterious in the thumbnail, is actually better looking than the final product.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    Looks like something from acceleracers. What was that one fractions name again?

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  • July 16, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    Mysterio was my favorite villain when I was a kid, so seeing those illusion scenes with his amazing look put a smile on my face.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 7:23 am
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    This host is utterly unlikable.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 8:22 am
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    I feel like the Mysterio suit we see in the thumbnail, would've been used for TAS 3 movie.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    I ship these two people

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:26 am
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    Modernizing/translating for live action = “we’re ashamed of our characters designs.”

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    Do more of these with Ryan !! I’ll watch every one

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  • July 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    0:34 that's what she said

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  • July 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    Idk why i read the thumbnail as “before and better” and then I realized what it said, but before and better is right
    Also this “interview” was very awkward but seeing the metal onesie was nice

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  • July 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    The purple one looks like that one forntite skin

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  • July 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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    This movie had THE PERFECT Mysterio! When Spidey and Fishbowl-Head are in the same room it is MAGIC! Thank you!

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  • July 16, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    2:52 Looks like a Titan from destiny

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  • July 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    The left thumbnail looks like the Arkham knight

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  • July 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    Ryan Meinerding's been in there for years creating amazing conceptual artwork for the characters of the MCU.
    I think he's been in there since the first Iron Man!!
    PS: Duh… didn't watch till the end when Lori confirms it.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Let the dad put Spider-Man on his kid’s grave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    Mr. Freeze as (Arnold) in Batman and Robin?

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  • July 17, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    6:16 nice

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  • July 17, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    i loved the costume in the movie but part of me wishes they went with the Ultimate version of his costume

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  • July 17, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    Well they did make the right choice.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    First guy in the thumbnail looks like Eon the main villain from the Ben 10 movie

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    I feel like this is an awkward conversation and it isn't his fault.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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    I thought that first one was a fortnite skin lmao

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    this movie is garbage

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  • July 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    0:02 Reminds me of Daft Punk.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 9:51 am
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    I’m so glad they stuck with the fishbowl

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  • July 18, 2019 at 10:40 am
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    I do like the more headlike designs but they don't fit Mysterio. They gave me Destiny vibes which would be cool for other characters

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  • July 18, 2019 at 12:06 pm
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    Shout out to Cape design Reference for future movie God Doom design.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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    I feel like this woman is like "I don't know a dam thing you're talking about I just know what they told me to say"

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  • July 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    Some people complain about how comic book stuff looks on screen maybe they should first go and get

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  • July 18, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    the movie did a great job of capturing the mysterio vibe. was happy with second half. THE FIRST HALF felt alittle slow but overall happy.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    Is this video an illusion?!

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  • July 19, 2019 at 5:51 pm
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    I love how the movie had a direct version of the look for Mysterio, but also included a modern, Nolan-esque look that suggested the original.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 7:04 am
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    i thought the beard was specifically to make him look more like tony? but tbh jake looks good with it anyway

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  • July 20, 2019 at 7:35 am
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    zippers? buttons? pshhh… obviously he uses velcro.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    The movie is awesome

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  • July 20, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    The purple helmet in the thumbnail looks like something out of destiny 2

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  • July 21, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    She's so Not smiling

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  • July 21, 2019 at 7:37 am
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    Why haven't I seen any comment about how the purple and white one looks like one of the Silencerz from Accelaracers lmao

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  • July 21, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    daft punk is from the marvel universe confirmed

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  • July 21, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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    Bruh the other helmet design looks like that one exotic warlock helmet from destiny.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    The concept design for mysterio looks like Eon from Ben 10

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  • July 21, 2019 at 11:33 pm
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    I'm glad that they improved his design outside the suit
    The hairdo is terrible

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  • July 22, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    Mysterio and baron zemo in mcu:
    2 regular humans that beat the crap out of super heroes without even touching them.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 5:58 am
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    purple suit looked sick tbh

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  • July 22, 2019 at 7:40 am
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    is it just me or is the interviewer super cringe?? and its so awkward between them??

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  • July 22, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    "triangle with an eye in it" illuminati confirmed

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  • July 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    Not to be that one weird kid, but doesn’t mysterio kind of look like the tempest skin in Fortnite. especially the earlier purple designs.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    The picture on the left is from fortnite

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  • July 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    Soooo glad they stuck to the comic look

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  • July 23, 2019 at 5:22 pm
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    Mysterio(Jake Gyllenhaal) looks like faf du plessis.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    It might just be me, but there's something about the combination of chest armor, red cape and Jake Gyllenhaal's bearded look that kind of gives off a Roman emperor vibe.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    Looked like the tempest skin from fortnite on the left

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  • July 24, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Wow. I look awesome.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    The fishbowl looks stupid and ridiculous, and that's exactly why it works.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    Design was cool villain was mediocre. That’s all.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Since Mysterio is my favorite Spidey villain I was SO happy to see his comic version faithfully adapted to the big screen. This man gets a huge thumbs up from me. Now, if they can just get Zemo right for the Bucky/Wilson show…

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  • July 25, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    He used to look like a daft punk guy

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:14 am
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    Spoilers alerting in this video

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  • July 26, 2019 at 8:48 am
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    The very beginning is Blade

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:40 pm
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    4:47 Daft Punk? Lol Mysterio looks good in the movies good job 👍🏾

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  • July 27, 2019 at 8:06 am
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    The Reality Stone made Mysterio cum

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  • July 29, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    He still looks like the Vortex armour from terraria.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    Why did I think the one on the left was a Fortnite skin lmao

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  • August 5, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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    I love how even the host knows and personally reads and enjoy and love Marvel and is genuinely interested.

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  • August 6, 2019 at 6:22 am
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    Literally everyone but Spider-Man has called it a fishbowl, what the fu-

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    Every mysterio looks cool except for the one where instead of a fishbowl its like a dome.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 7:34 am
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    Mysterio is Murdered by The Menace, Spider-Man!!!

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Fun? Campy? He suffered from anxiety and delusions of grandeur

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm
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    Did she just say swashbuckling

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  • September 15, 2019 at 5:21 pm
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    2:52 i mean i like that but it doesnt look like mysterio

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  • September 24, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    I know everyone wants to see the movie but I think u should remove the ending on spider man

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  • October 2, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    Fish tank dude

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  • October 21, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Helloda

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