Fans are convinced that Chameleon will show up in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The friendly-neighborhood hero is up for another solo adventure, this time away from his own turf and across the pond in Europe. Directed by Spider-Man: Homecoming helmer, Jon Watts, the narrative takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and will see Peter Parker deal with the death of Tony Stark and team up with Quentin Beck aka. Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). But with marketing depicting Beck as an ally more than the traditional villain he's known in the comics, is it possible that the real bad guy of Far From Home is hiding in plain sight with Numan Acar's Dimitri, potentially Dmitri Smerdyakov aka Chameleon?
Not much is known about Acar's character, only that he's one of Nick Fury's (Samuel L. Jackson) associates. This is how he comes into contact with Peter, who gets recruited for a new mission against the Elementals. Dimitri hasn't been prominently involved in Far From Home's marketing, but that doesn't mean that he won't play a pivotal role in the movie. In fact, new data from betting polls claims that fans believe that he'll eventually reveal himself as Chameleon.
According to gambling intelligence from website US Bookies, many are subscribing to a crazy, yet nifty theory that "the Nick Fury shown in the trailer is actually the Chameleon in disguise." Betting odds that this will come to fruition in Far From Home are currently 11/10, while the odds of it being a sham is at 4/7. In conjunction to that, people are convinced that Dimitri will reveal himself to be Chameleon (1/2) against Acar having an entirely different role (6/4). This result came from "betting markets offered by UK/European/worldwide operators regulated in jurisdictions where wagering on these props is legal."
The report also tackles a handful more theories including the Fantastic Four being the new owner of the Stark/Avengers Tower (4/5), with Norman Osborn another possibility (5/4). When it comes to the X-Men making their debut in the upcoming filming, odds that this happens are 1/2, while 5/4 for this not happening. Mysterio's claims that he came from another universe is also a favorite betting topic. Odds that Beck is telling the truth is currently at 3/5, while odds that he's lying are at 5/4.
Holland promised that there's a massive twist in Spider-Man: Far From Home that can rival Homecoming's Vulture (Michael Keaton) twist so it's difficult to discount any of these theories. For Chameleon, in particular, since no one knows what Fury has been up to before he re-emerged at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, there's no inkling as to where and how he came across Dimitri. Fortunately, with the film only a few days away from hitting theaters, fans won't have to wait long to find out whether or not these speculations are true.
Source: US Bookies
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019