Spider-Man: Far From Home spoilers ahead…
The mid-credits sequence of Spider-Man: Far From Home is arguably one of the most intriguing tags we’ve got in the MCU in a while. The scene sees J. Joham Jameson (played by J.K. Simmons) expose Spider-Man’s identity to the world, courtesy of the thought-to-be-dead Mysterio. Not only that, a clearly doctored video clip broadcasted by the DailyBugle.net paints Spider-Man as a murderous villain. It’s an interesting sequence, one that makes you ponder upon the future of Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In an interview with Fandango, Kevin Feige was asked if the mid-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home will be a major storyline going forward. To which Feige replied:
“Much like the end of Iron Man, saying, okay, the rules have changed. Which now means we’re going to have to do something completely different next time.”
Kevin Feige even compared Peter’s identity reveal to that of Tony Stark’s at the end of Iron Man.
“The how and the when and the specifics can change and evolve, but setting yourself up for something that has never been done before… at the end of Iron Man, it was a hero publicly outing himself so that in the next movies and all subsequent movies, we couldn’t fall back on the secret identity trope which had been part of Iron Man’s story for decades in the comics.
And now people know Peter’s identity. People now think he’s a villain, Mysterio plays one last trick on him and succeeds… [so that] means everything’s different. Where it goes, we’ll see. But it’s exciting that it once again sets us up for a Peter Parker story that has never been done before on film.”
Making Spider-Man‘s identity one of the focuses of the sequel certainly gets this writer all sorts of excited. After all, Peter Parker is still a teenager who has to go to school. So how would that play out? Apart from that, in the comics, Peter’s identity has always been a big deal and the few instances where his identity is revealed has always lead to someone he loves being in danger.