MAJOR SPOILERS ahead from Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Spider-Man: Far From Home added Jake Gyllenhaal's Quentin Beck to Peter Parker's story a bit sooner than many fans -- or Peter himself -- realized. It was all part of Beck's master plan to spy on Peter and put together his big con.
Two days ago, Jake Gyllenhaal shared a hint on this front. He rocked a Hawaiian shirt on Instagram, teasing his "favorite look" from Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also suggested fans look closer for his character, teasing #wheresbeck:
Around the same time, fan @UptoTASK put the pieces together for Spider-Man: Far From Home fans, using screenshots from the movie to show that Quentin Beck was right behind Peter (Tom Holland) in Venice as the high schooler was preparing to buy his Black Dahlia murder necklace for MJ (Zendaya).
Many fans were shocked by the reveal that Quentin Beck/Mysterio appeared in his own little easter egg in Venice -- before fighting the (fake) Water Elemental, officially introducing himself to Peter Parker, and getting those E.D.I.T.H. glasses. Some fans said they already noticed that in the movie. I wish I had such eagle eyes. Others needed some help to fully understand it before catching up:
That explanation earned a reply of "OHHHHHH SHIT."
Other fans pointed out an early appearance from Guterman, another former Stark Industries employee who joined Mysterio's crew for the big con job:
I missed most of the easter eggs, which isn't a surprise since I tend to only catch these things when movies are out on digital, disc, Netflix, HBO, whatever. On that note, how in the world is everyone getting these screenshots? Are they taping the movie in the theater?
The official Spider-Man: Far From Home account asked a different user that very question after she shared some shots from the film:
I'm glad to see the images now, though. It helps me appreciate the movie and, honestly, makes me more game to see it a second time in the theater.
Right now, Spider-Man director Jon Watts and the film's co-writers are busy helping fans break down the many twists. There's that amazing mid-credits twist that Sam Raimi gave his blessing to do. But there's also that post-credits twist with the Captain Marvel connection. And apparently the whole way Spider-Man's identity was revealed almost played out earlier in the movie.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is only in its second weekend in theaters. It easily topped the box office both weekends. Next weekend will belong to The Lion King, though, so this was Peter Parker's last time on the throne ... unless THAT many fans go back to the theater to try and catch all the easter eggs before the digital release.