Excited as I am to see the dynamic between Mysterio and Peter Parker, since it has been described as a “cool uncle” and “cool older brother” type of relationship, don’t think for one second I’m letting my guard down with Mysterio.
He’s a villain. Always has been. I know this is just leading to a greater fall.
Peter is still grieving the loss of Tony and, as much as I know he loves Aunt May, he is reaching and searching for a father figure. When we meet Peter, he’s already lost his dad and his uncle…And then Tony comes into the picture and he becomes that father figure and mentor for Peter. Tony knows his Spider-Man secret. Tony rescued him and got him out of binds, supported and encouraged him, geeked out with him about science nerd stuff.
As we see from the FFH trailer, Peter is deeply affected by Tony’s death and taking it hard. He went from the kid wanting to protect everyone no matter the sacrifice to saying that he wants to put down the suit for a little while and that he’s not ready and not the right person to help stop the Elementals.
So here he is, in a weakened emotional state, and in comes this cool guy, Mysterio. And he believes him to be good because he’s Fury-approved and he can talk science with Peter and give him advice and talk to him about girls and be his friend and mentor.
Peter will be blinded and let his guard down. Peter will divulge more and more secrets about himself to Mysterio, giving Mysterio more and more ways to later manipulate Peter and hurt the people Peter loves. Using Peter’s unstable emotional state after the trauma of dying and being trapped in the soul stone and the grief over the death of Tony, you can bet Mysterio will play mind games with him and ultimately pull the rug out from under him.
I feel like Mysterio will be Peter Parker’s Obadiah Stane and we are in for one heck of a betrayal when all is revealed.