Following Hydro-Man's attack on Venice, BuzzFeed posted an article declaring that they suspected Hydro-Man was Morris Bench, a sailor whom they believed gained hydro powers after supposedly being exposed to an experimental underwater generator. However, in reality, Hydro-Man was nothing more than an illusion created by Mysterio to become the Earth's new premier hero in the wake of the Avengers' dissolution.
- In the comics, Morris Bench, better known as Hydro-Man, is a crewman aboard a cargo ship who gained his powers after being accidentally knocked overboard by Spider-Man while a powerful experimental generator was being tested in the ocean.
Behind the Scenes
- Production visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs stated in an interview with IndieWire that they explicity mentioned Morris Bench in Spider-Man: Far From Home to leave ambiguous whether a real Hydro-Man exists or not after all, possibly hinting that there may be an accurate portrayal of the character in further installments.