He has been 100% darker lately in the comics. murderous, and his are illusions are 100% deadly. So, "not real" doesn't mean shit when it still kills you. full on antagonist to Spiderman, not just incidental criminal with Spiderman getting in the way.
He was also involved with bringing Miles to 616 universe, being the one that opened the portal between the universes.
that's my question though. for me, it seemed over the top obvious that mysterio is basically pulling a syndrome from incredibles. creating all these monsters and then fighting them so he looks like a hero. however, i know that that's his schtick. for people who have never heard of mysterio, will they ALSO think that it's obvious that he's doing that?
As someone who was never really a comic reader I'm not sure why I'm supposed to be excited for this. We have all the superheroes in the extended universe fighting cosmic or close to cosmic superpowers and then we go back to a spider man standalone and it just feels kinda meh.
Maybe I'm just not all that interested in superhero movies at this point. There have been a lot...
last i heard it takes place like, the day after avengers. no one has given any information on how that's possible, obviously, but there's been a few official-ish places that have stated that.
i'm having sort of a hard time being excited for this as well. i don't have the characters or the world, but i think it's time to start making the MCU much more loosely connected. they should still be in the same universe, but it's hard to have some rando mob boss mean anything when the hero just beat Cosmic Entity the Destroyer last week.