Spider-Man: Far From Home is the latest film in the
Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to follow on from
Avengers: Endgame, and that brings with it a great responsibility to set up the next phase of the Marvel world.
Classic Marvel fashion suggests that should be done through mid- or post-credit stings, but after Endgame dropped the extra teaser, does Spider-Man bring it back? We’ve seen the film already, so we’re here to let you know when you’re free to give your bladder a rest and vacate the screening room.
We’ll explain without any spoilers at all first for those of you who don’t want to know what to expect, before breaking down exactly what happens – and what it means – afterwards. You should also
read our review if you want spoiler-free thoughts on how good the movie is.
Does Spider-Man have a post-credit scene?
You guessed it – yup. There are two this time around – one mid-credit sting and one right at the end of the credits, so if you want to catch every second we’re afraid you will have to wait the whole way.
One quick note too: usually the format is that the mid-credit scene is for plot and the post-credit sting is more of a joke, but without giving anything specific away, both of these scenes actually set up plot beats for future films – so you really will want to stick around.
Right, so that’s what happens – here’s what it all means. Spoilers follow from here on out.
What do the post-credit scenes mean?
The first of the two scenes is arguably the most exciting for Spidey fans. It picks up right after the end of the movie, with Spider-Man and MJ swinging through New York, before a breaking news video begins.
This is Mysterio’s posthumous revenge: a doctored video not only accusing Spider-Man of triggering the drone attack in London but revealing his secret identity. No doubt this will be a massive deal in the inevitable Spider-Man 3, which could even see Peter Parker essentially on the run as a wanted criminal.
Much more importantly, the mid-credit sting also introduced J. Jonah Jameson to the MCU, played by none other than JK freaking Simmons. This has been a fan request ever since he played the part to perfection in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy, and we can only hope that there are plans to bring him back in a bigger role next time around – perhaps through the classic comic arc in which he helped create Spidey villain Scorpion, himself teased in Homecoming’s mid-credit sting.
Then there’s the post-credit scene, which is a little harder to parse. First there’s the reveal that the Maria Hill and Nick Fury we’ve seen all movie aren’t human after all – they’re some of the Skrulls we saw in Captain Marvel, including Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos – one more illusion after a film full of them.
That’s not all though – they’re in touch with the real Nick Fury who’s apparently on board a Skrull ship, though Talos tells him to come back to Earth soon. What we don’t know is why Fury is off with the Skrulls at all, or how long he’s been gone for. Since the events of Captain Marvel? Since Endgame? Some other time in between?
We’re not yet sure – and we’re not even sure which movie is likely to give us a clear answer, since there’s no new Avengers movie set on Marvel’s schedule yet. Captain Marvel 2 might be the likeliest bet, but we’ll see.