Since his introduction in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland's Spider-Man has always been intrinsically linked to Tony Stark aka Iron Man–you know, seeing as the latter was responsible for him joining the Avengers and all.
Stark (Robert Downey Jr) appeared in the webslinger's first solo outing Spider-Man: Homecoming, but due to the character meeting his demise in an earlier film, he couldn't cameo in follow-up Far From Home.
Now though, one Spidey fan has shared a theory that the superhero movie makes a reference to Tony in one of its battle sequences.
Taking to Reddit on Tuesday, August 24, Keith__M shared a 16-second snippet of a fight involving Peter Parker and baddie Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
In it, the latter zaps his surrounding energy–despite Spider-Man's protestations – and appears to fly through an attacking Fire Elemental in an attempt to destroy it.
Right before he does though, Keith__M reckons that Mysterio clicks his right hand, which – if he actually does do that, that is–could be a nod to how Stark sacrificed himself to stop Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
"Look at it this way, Beck probably got the information about the snap from [Nick] Fury and knowing the relationship between Tony and Peter, he probably snapped to mentally mess with Peter..." Keith__M wrote.
"It wasn't a power move since we know everything was an illusion, he just wanted Peter to feel like he's lost another mentor through sacrifice and snapping was a representative of that."
However, not everyone was convinced...
"These sorts of observations don't really stick with me because the movie doesn't do a good enough job to actually show that," one sceptical response read.
"If it were a snap they'd had zoomed in or amplified the noise; if it were meant for Peter we'd have seen a more emotional response or he would've heard Tony's voice to something. Although the viewer can interpret it like this, the movie could've really done a better job at it."
Others were more keen on the idea, with another user replying: "Ohhhh, it's definitely in the same place as Tony's hand. That's a cool find."
While it's far from confirmed that that's what Mysterio intends in the scene, it doesn't seem too far-fetched that he would want to emotionally manipulate Spider-Man in such a way given the character's MO.
The whole scene itself is orchestrated by Beck, a former Stark Industries employee, to get Peter to trust him and give him Stark's E.D.I.T.H. glasses, so it certainly seems possible...
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