It’s funny that no one really thought Spider-Man: Far From Home would be able to surprise us the way it was able to. But God Damn what a twist ending it was. Some people may argue that the two post-credits scenes of the movie were more memorable than the entire film. But to counter this, we have to see those scenes as a part of the film itself. The twist endings always come at the very end of a film if not in the third act. So yea, there’s no harm in the post-credits scenes being memorable because the entire film was built up to those two little moments!
Spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home exist below.
The second ending reveal was meant to set up the future of the MCU as a whole, but the big twist really came during the mid-credits scene. Peter thought he’d saved the day and will go on to be the friendly neighborhood Sony Man, but he ended up falling in a ditch so deep that he might have to make a deal with the devil to get out of it! Mysterio not only framed Spider-Man for his murder, but he managed to publicly reveal his secret identity. The entire world is gonna be after a 16-year-old kid now!
This twist reveal had people losing their minds completely because not only will the next Spider-Man movie film feature J. Jonah Jameson, but Spidey aka Peter Parker is gonna be a fugitive! His name has been tainted as a mass murderer. This ending worked really well, but it was supposedly going to be very different.
Writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers revealed that their initial plan for the movie’s epic reveal was different. During their discussion with the New York Times, they said that the original ending would not have looked like this:
“McKenna – We were wondering, ‘Are we going as deep as we need to at the end of the movie?’ We played with the idea that Peter is the one who sacrifices his identity out of necessity during the final battle, then it seemed more interesting if Mysterio tricks him into doing it, but any time we wrote a version where he was being revealed to the world in that battle, it felt like it diminished the victory. So before it became a tag, it was really just the end of the movie: Right as he feels he’s stepping up as Spider-Man, he has the rug pulled out from under him again.
Sommers – We were definitely debating, should we just reveal who Spider-Man is, or should we frame him for something and turn him into a pariah? Ultimately, we decided that both was the way to go. It’s such a triumph at the end because he’s got the girl and finally earned a big swing through the city, so we want to knock him down as far as possible.”
Well, whatever the writers decided to do completely worked! But it’d be amazing to know that way back in the days, when the script didn’t even come together and the creatives were just brainstorming ideas, the film would have had a cameo from Falcon as the new Captain America. Kevin Feige and creative executive Eric Carroll told ComicBook.com:
“Eric Carroll – We briefly talked about bringing in Falcon as Captain America at the end, like maybe once Peter’s arced, and he’s sort of like leading the team, like maybe he calls in a favor. But we also thought it was really important to the arc of this movie that there not be other Avengers available to Nick Fury or Peter, so he’d have to step up and do it himself.
Kevin Feige – Ultimately, Spider-Man: Far From Home is Spider-Man’s journey, whether any other heroes appear in it or not. It’s all about Peter stepping up. And Peter getting out of the shadow, not just of Tony but of the Avengers in general. Because by the way, he’s Spider-Man. He doesn’t need to be in the shadow of the Avengers. So other than Maria, and Nick, and Happy, and the emotional presence of Tony… You hear, he asks about Thor. He asks about Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel.”
It’s good that Marvel didn’t shoe horn a cameo from an Avenger because people are already arguing that this film was an Avengers epilogue. Seeing an Avenger would have had people not caring about Spider-Man at all!
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