I got to see Spider-Man: Far From Home last night and it was absolutely incredible. The relationship between Peter and M.J. was handled incredibly well. Jake Gyllenhaal was great as Mysterio and the way Kevin Feige adapted and modernized the villain was brilliant. The soundtrack and comedic duo of Betty Brant and Ned was pitch perfect. There aren’t many negatives from the newest Spidey flick. The first act was a bit slow and not all of the laughs hit, but for the most part the film was widely successful.
Let me digress, I could go on and on about this Amazing (pun intended) film, but I’d like talk about what’s next for Spider-Man 3 and Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Be sure to check out our upcoming review on the film with Suit Up Pod (@SuitUpTPL). We know which films are in development and we know that Marvel will officially announce the MCU Phase 4 slate in August at D23.
Spider-Man: Far From Home dropped a couple of bombshells during the post-credit scenes that I’d first like to discuss. If you haven’t seen the new film, then close this page and go see it now.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is well worth your money and to date one of the MCU’s best. My first part will be a discussion of the post credit scenes and how they impact the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home. My second part, which will be released soon, will deep dive into how Spider-Man: Far From Home impacts Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We are going to talk about spoilers now and you have all been warned. SPOILERS in 3…… 2……. 1…..
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Post Credit Scene #1
We first see Spider-Man swinging with M.J. in his arms across the New York landscape. When they hit the ground, M.J. states “Lets never do that again.” When Spider-Man is getting ready to leave M.J., we see Peter Parker look at a large screen in front of him when the last of Mysterio’s contingency plans are revealed. Mysterio shows us the power of fake news and reveals Peter Parker’s identity to the entire world. Peter Parker grabs his head similar to the way Aunt May did so in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
My first thought of this scene went to the time when Spider-Man unmasked himself to the public during Civil War in the comics. This scene was hinted at during the beginning of Far From Home when Peter is with his Aunt May during a press conference. Peter is nonchalant taking off his mask, and at any moment, I had thought that this could be the moment Peter’s identity is finally revealed. It didn’t, but this wasn’t the only game changer during the first post-credit scene.
Here is a great breakdown of the Civil War comic. Spider-Man reveals himself at the 5:20 minute mark.
While Peter is watching the video by Mysterio, it is revealed that J.K. Simmons will be returning to the role of J. Jonah Jameson of The Daily Bugle. I literally screamed in my seat during this reveal and I couldn’t be more excited. Spider-Man 3 couldn’t get here soon enough.
Now that Spider-Man’s identity has been revealed, we will undoubtedly get a third Spider-Man film that will feature multiple villains. Similar to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, I believe that we’ll be revisiting Peter Parker confronting the themes of “with great power comes great responsibility” very soon. With Peter’s identity exposed, Spidey’s newfound romance with M.J. will be put to the test and our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will have to make some difficult decisions about their relationship.
Even more so, Aunt May, who convinced Peter to unmask himself during the Civil War comic, was targeted by Chameleon. I fully expect M.J. and Aunt May to be put in serious danger moving forward. My gut feeling is that Aunt May’s character is in serious jeopardy in the sequel. As we all know, the MCU’s Spider-Man has yet to introduce Uncle Ben to the big screen. The death of Uncle Ben during previous iterations of Spider-Man and in the comics have so many important elements that are currently missing in Tom Holland’s character. What if Aunt May follows the same route as Uncle Ben in the upcoming Spider-Man 3? It’s not that crazy when you think about it.
“With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility”
Post Credit Scene #2
In the second post-credit scene, it is revealed that Nick Fury and Maria Hill are actually Skrulls during the duration of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Talos, played by Ben Mendolsohn and last seen in Captain Marvel, and his wife telephone the real Nick Fury who is seemingly relaxing on a beach. But wait a minute…. The beach is revealed as an illusion (what’s with all the illusions?!) as we see Nick Fury is on a space station with Skrulls searching for his shoes. This finally gives us our first glimpse of Phase 4.
What is Nick Fury working on? Why is he with the Skrulls? What does this mean for the Phase 4? With S.H.I.E.L.D. in the past, the best answer I can give you is that we will be shortly introduced to Nick Fury’s newest agency S.W.O.R.D. S.W.O.R.D. is a counter terrorist intelligence agency that deals with extra-terrestrial and cosmic threats beyond the planet Earth.
It is very likely that Nick Fury is on a satellite roaming Earth called The Peak. Guess which superheroes have a relationship with this satellite? If you guessed The X-Men, then you guessed correctly. X-Men’s Beast and Captain Marvel have a deep relationship with The Peak in the comics. We know that Captain Marvel 2 is happening and this could be our first taste of the upcoming sequel. Could we also get our first glimpse of the X-Men in Captain Marvel 2?
What is likely to happen in Spider-Man 3?
I think it’s safe to assume that Spider-Man 3 will continue to take place during High School and Peter will have to handle the uprising of the Sinister Six. The Sinister Six is a super-villain team comprised of Doctor Octopus, Scorpion, Kraven the Hunter, Electro, Sandman and Vulture. In the post credit scene of Spider-Man: Homecoming, we see Scorpion asking Michael Keaton’s character for Spider-Man’s identity. With Peter’s identity now public, Peter’s family and friends are all in massive danger.
Sony Pictures has been toying with the concept of a Sinister Six for quite some time. Shockingly, it’s looking very likely that the Sinister Six will make their big screen debut in the MCU. I have no doubt that Harry Osborne and the Green Goblin will be getting their first introduction in the next flick.
But how do we up the ante with Spider-Man 3? Spider-Man: Far From Home greatly dove into Spider-Man’s inexperience as an Avenger. Does Spider-Man have enough experience to handle six villains at once? Drum roll…. Nope. He’s not going to be alone. I predict that Venom will be introduced during the next Spidey flick and team up with Spider-Man to defeat the Sinister Six. That’s right folks! We will finally see Eddie Brock and Peter Parker team up to take down some of Marvel’s greatest rogue villains.