This post contains massive spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home and its mid-credit scene. If you haven’t seen the film, or been spoiled by some jerk on the internet, turn away now and come back later. Go see this film, though… today… NOW! Sooooooo gooooood, at least to me.
So, after Mysterio reveals himself to be a bad guy, feeling betrayed by Tony Stark, the Web-Head beats him in a spider-sense (Peter-tingle) filled fight in London. Ta-da! Day saved, right? Our hero returns home with a new sense of individualism and purpose. Roll the credits! But wait, there’s more! We are treated to the MCU’s first New York City swing-along with Spidey. He even swings through the former Avengers Tower, which is under reconstruction. He picks up his new girlfriend, Zendaya’s MJ, and takes her along for the ride. In the end, she decides that swinging through the city isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Then we get hit with the cameo to end all cameos, J. Jonah Jameson being played by none other than J.K. Simmons.
JJJ reports on a video released by Mysterio that is selectively edited to make it seem as if Spider-Man was responsible for the drone attack on London. The big thing is that Mysterio reveals Spidey’s identity as Peter Parker. Whoa, right?
So what does that mean for the future of Spider-Man in the MCU? Well, no one knows for sure because we haven’t had confirmation of an extension of Sony and Marvel’s original five-film contract. This obviously sets up the classic animosity between JJJ and Spidey as well as having Spider-Man being wanted by the police. However, unlike the comics cops being after a masked Spider-Man, the authorities know who he is now. This could also set up the Sinister 6 as Vulture (Michael Keaton from Spider-Man: Homecoming) is still alive in prison, where one Mac Gargon (the Scorpion) wants revenge on Spidey for getting him put away and scarring his face. We also don’t know if Mysterio is truly dead. So there’s half of the team of baddies. Add in a PS4 style Doctor Octopus, and two more and we’ve got ourselves a movie! So will we be getting Spider-Man: On The Run From Home in the future?
This mid-credits scene set up another “great” opportunity… for Sony to take Spidey on the run to San Francisco and have him meet up with Venom. No, this isn’t some crazy idea. We’ve had plenty of reports on Sony wanting to get Spidey and Venom together in a movie as well as Kevin Feige saying that idea is in Sony’s hands. On an episode of LRMornings I discussed three possibilities for such a film: one where Sony takes Tom Holland from Marvel and puts him in their universe, one where they share Tom Holland, and one where they just hire their own Spider-Man actor. The only one I like is where they get their own Spider-Man. I really don’t want the MCU character’s anywhere near Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters (SUMC is the real name by the way).
Scary stuff right? It would be terrible if Sony doesn’t renew their contract with Marvel, especially after such a great collaboration with them. Far From Home was fun and gave us some of the best on-screen Spidey ever seen.
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