Post-credits scenes have long been a staple of Marvel films, designed to offer fans an additional thrill, tease future films, or include a cameo from, say, an obscure comic book character.
With April’s Avengers: Endgame, which lacked extra post-credits sequences, this trend appeared to come to a startling halt. This allowed the movie’s events to stand on their own, allowing the viewer to focus on those moments rather than the next big thing. With the re-release of the film on June 28, incomplete, deleted footage was added as a makeshift post-credits sequence.
After a few months have gone after the release of Endgame, it looks Spider-Man: Far From Home may re-ignite Marvel Studios’ teaser engines.
Spider-Man: Far From Home contains two post-credits scenes: one that comes mid-credits and hints at Peter Parker’s future, and another that appears after all credits have rolled and connected the film to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Here are the events that occur in each of the film’s credit scenes.
1- In the mid-credits sequence of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker’s future and J. Jonah Jameson will have an effect
Peter takes his new girlfriend MJ swinging through New York City towards the conclusion of the film, something she is utterly unprepared for. During the post-credits scene, he leaves her off at Midtown Manhattan/Herald Square.
After dropping her off, J. Jonah Jameson (the former Daily Bugle editor, performed in a cameo by the character’s longtime actor J.K. Simmons) emerges on a large monitor/billboard announcing breaking news: Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is actually your urban monster.
Jameson then plays footage from Spider-final Man’s fight against Mysterio (a.k.a. ex-Stark Industries ex-scientist Quentin Beck) at the conclusion of the film, footage that was taken and edited by Beck’s team to make it appear as though Spider-Man was responsible for the drone attack on London and Mysterio’s death.
Jameson continues by stating that he is aware of the true identity of Spider-Man. He discloses that it is Peter Parker, a local high school student, and concludes his program with a photo of Peter. The sequence ends with a cut to Peter and MJ, who are both in complete disbelief.
Scene Means: The scene seems to suggest that the upcoming Spider-Man film would feature Peter Parker dealing with the aftermath of having his true identity known and being portrayed as a villain. Jameson will be Parker’s enemy, portraying all of Parker’s activities as malicious. It also appears to hint that the remaining members of Beck’s squad may appear in future chapters.
What we don’t see in the scenario is what will have the most impact on Spidey’s future: the answer to the question of what sort of supervillain will emerge as a result of the neighborhood turning against Spider-Man.
2- Nick Fury and Maria Hill were, in fact, Skrulls
Maria Hill and Nick Fury are driving and telling someone about the recent events — Peter Parker gaining EDITH, Mysterio obtaining EDITH, Mysterio nearly destroying London, and Peter overcoming Mysterio — when something surprising occurs.
Maria admits that she is a Skrull, and Nick Fury also transforms into a Skrull. Talos and his wife, Soren, are the Skrulls that Carol Danvers assisted in Captain Marvel.
Then it is revealed that they are actually conveying the news to Nick Fury, who seems to be aboard a Skrull spaceship having a “simulated” vacation (using hologram technology). Then, Fury concludes his vacation and proclaims that it is time to return to work.
Scene Means: Maria Hill and Nick Fury are not as stupid as they initially appeared. In Far From Home, they make questionable choices, such as trusting Mysterio, putting Peter’s students in danger, and keeping out contact with the other Avengers for no discernible reason. Given that they are both Skrulls, you may attribute their seeming incompetence to their lack of familiarity with SHIELD duties.
The image also appears to allude to a concept associated with the Skrulls in the comic books: you never know who could be a Skrull. If Skrulls are capable of impersonating Hill and Fury, we do not know who else may be a Skrull. And moreover, what would prevent a Skrull from imitating a significant hero?
Fury’s trip raises concerns about how the Skrulls have prospered since Captain Marvel helped them find a new home and how closely humans and Skrulls are linked. Also, with Nick Fury’s “holiday” coming to an end, it appears like the Avengers, or some version of them, will soon be ready to return to action… which will have to wait for a future film.