One of the big twists in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is the revelation that Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck/Mysterio is lying about the Multiverse. The character does not hail from an alternate earth and is actually a former employee of Stark Industries who has stolen some illusion technology to create the Elementals. The twist turns Mysterio into the “Far From Home” big bad, but originally the film included a double twist. Screenwriter Chris McKenna recently told Collider an early version of the McU tentpole revealed Mysterio was a Skrull alien invader.
“There were some early, early versions of this movie where Mysterio was a Skrull,” McKenna said. “There were a lot of Skrull versions of the story early on. When you’re doing a con artist movie, what we finally landed on—we sat down and talked about how do we keep on fooling the audience,