What The 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Post Credit Scenes Mean For The MCU
Spoilers for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' ahead!
As 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' webs its way to the top of the box office, all eyes are on what some are calling the best part of the whole damn movie -- those shocking as hell post-credit scenes!
If, for some reason, you haven't seen them -- or you forgot the cardinal rule of Marvel movies and left before the credits wrapped -- here's the basic rundown.
The first sees Spidey taking MJ on a swing around New York City, it's innocent enough until they stop, only for a news bulletin from the Daily Bugel's own J. Jonah Jameson to be loudly broadcast in front of them.
First big Easter egg was the casting of Jameson -- who has been re-tooled for a more 2019 conservative online pundit squawking about fake news and Spider-Man in the same breath -- with JK Simmons reprising the role. Simmons starred in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' movies as the loudmouthed newspaper publisher.
Jameson's first act in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was to broadcast doctored footage which Mysterio's camp released, edited to look like Spidey had murdered the man of mystery in cold blood. He followed that up by revealing Peter's true identity. Yikes.
This isn't the first time Peter's identity has been revealed in the history of Spider-Man. In fact, Parker has accidentally been revealed as the web-slinger a handful of times in the comics -- the most famous probably being in 'Civil War #2', when Peter unmasked as a show of faith for the Superhero Registration Act.
If that wasn't a big enough deal, the next post-credit scene showed that Mysterio wasn't the only person who wasn't who they first appeared to be. Yep, the entire film Nick Fury and Maria Hill were actually Skrull shapeshifters -- our old friend Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and his wife Soren (Sharon Blynn).
"There’s so many layers of deception throughout the whole movie, that it just felt right to do one last little reveal," the movie's director, Jon Watts, told IndieWire.
The last little reveal also included Fury onboard a Skrull ship, meaning he's been off-world the entire film.
"After I saw ‘Captain Marvel’ and saw Fury’s origin story in that film, it just made sense," Watts continued, "it felt like the right thing to do. It was on theme as a con, but it was also on theme as like, everyone needs a vacation!"
While the joke of Nick Fury having a vacation sounds good -- him being out in space also opens the MCU up for some very big projects. We already know there's an 'Eternals' movie in the works.
It also opens Fury up to appear in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3' which may or may not include the newest Guardian, Thor.
It'll be an interesting wait to see what direction the Marvel Universe heads next!
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