Wow, there was a lot to unpack when the final scene of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ faded to black. While the first one is obviously the main driving force for the future of Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the second also could be leading into a huge upcoming plot. Director Jon Watts has opened a bit about why it was included but not precisely what it means so we can really only speculate at part of it here.
Obviously, we’re swinging straight into spoiler territory of not just the after-the-credits scenes but how it ties into the entire film as well. Spoilers are coming, you’ve been warned.
We learned in the final scene from ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ that Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury had actually been the Skrull Talos played by Ben Mendelsohn while Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill was really Sharon Blynn’s Soren who we met in ‘Captain Marvel.’ They were quick to share that this wasn’t a prelude to a “Secret Invasion” as the two not only had to report to the real Fury but were quite worried as to how he would react.
As to what it meant and how it came together, Watts shared that:
“We had talked about including it as a body of the movie, but it made the most sense to be the very last little con in this movie about con men. Just one last little reversal. And we went back and forth as to whether or not we really wanted to do that or not because it’s such a crazy twist that makes you want to watch everything again. Because once you realize that Nick and Maria aren’t Nick and Maria, you can enjoy the movie in a completely different way. Everything they say takes on a different meaning when you realize that they’re not actually who they say they are.”
I’m not going to lie, I do want to watch their interactions again knowing that they are Skrulls. As to Fury spending time in space, it could mean so many things. The long term director of S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t known as a person who enjoys just taking vacations as he always likes to have his eye on everything going on. Mix this in with the fact that the Skrulls appeared to be working for him makes you wonder if he could be building up some sort of space agency.
An instant thought would be S.W.O.R.D. which stands for “Sentient World Observation and Response Department” and is the space-based equivalent, which is meant to focus on extraterrestrial threats and is run similar to S.H.I.E.L.D.
That seems as if it could be the perfect agency for Fury to be trying to set up around Earth.
Did you see the big twist about Nick Fury coming in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’? Will you be checking out the film a second time with this twist in mind? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!