A lot has happened since “Spider-Man: Far From Home” first hit theaters back at the beginning of July: Marvel Studios unveiled its schedule for the next two years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at Comic-Con, and then a few weeks later we learned that Spider-Man probably won’t a part of that future. And now, into that strange situation, comes the extended cut of “Far From Home,” released into more than 3,000 theaters in North America.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home,” despite the apparent drama between Disney and Sony, is still part of the MCU, and it’s not a lost cause to try to look to it to glean further details about what Marvel has planned for the future even if Peter Parker (Tom Holland) won’t actually be around for it. That slate remains mysterious — all we’ve really got is a few years of movie and TV show titles and no idea what it all adds up to.
So the question remains: does “Spider-Man: Far From Home” feature one of those staples of MCU films, those mid- and post-credits scenes that tease future movies?
The answer is YES, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” does contain two extra scenes, one that comes midway through the credits and another at the very end of the credits. And, yeah, we do get a bit of a glimpse of what’s next for the MCU, but it’s so cryptic that it’s tough to guess what it means just yet.
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Yes, we are saying there are spoilers ahead for the mid- and post-credits scenes in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
You have been warned.
The mid-credits scene starts as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and MJ (Zendaya) are finishing up their swing around New York together, and end up in downtown Manhattan. The two are about to go their separate ways when a huge nearby screen lights up with a news break from the Daily Bugle, which looks like it’s transitioned into an InfoWars-style video site in the MCU. And then we see J Jonah Jameson, played by none other than JK Simmons, reprising his role from the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” flicks.
Jameson, declaring as usual that Spidey is a menace who was the true cause of the whole Elementals thing, plays video from Mysterio’s last moments, manipulated to make it look like Spidey murdered Mysterio in cold blood. Then Jameson plays another video, shot seconds before the other one, in which Mysterio himself unmasks Spidey, revealing that it’s young Peter Parker behind the mask.
That’s crazy, but it doesn’t quite match the madness of the bonus scene at the end of the credits — which is the one that gives us a look ahead.
In the post-credit scene, we learn that Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) were not actually Nick Fury and Maria Hill in “Far From Home” — instead, they were the shapeshifter Talos (Ben Mendolsohn) and his wife, fellow Skrull shapeshifter Soren in disguise. After reverting to their normal green alien form, Talos makes a call to Fury to fill him in on how everything ended up going with Mysterio. Fury, it turns out, was actually out on a spaceship somewhere with a bunch of Skrulls, doing who-knows-what.
We don’t know what this scene means yet, but it’s probably safe to guess it, at minimum, has something to do with “Captain Marvel 2,” since the first movie is the one that introduced the Skrulls to the MCU. Anything further than that, who knows. But we discuss further what this scene might mean right here.