Co-screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers had a lot on their plate to successfully deliver a sequel to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and the reaction to ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ shows that they were able to raise the bar even higher! Not only did the pair have to deal with the fallout from ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ but they also had to set up Peter Parker‘s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The mid-credit scene from the film did just that in a surprising twist that no one saw coming.
However, it looks like the two almost shared the big reveal in a vastly different way.
There are, of course, spoilers below.
According to McKenna, the timing of the reveal of Parker’s true identity to the world was almost given away during the film itself:
“We were wondering, “Are we going as deep as we need to at the end of the movie?” We played with the idea that Peter is the one who sacrifices his identity out of necessity during the final battle, then it seemed more interesting if Mysterio tricks him into doing it, but any time we wrote a version where he was being revealed to the world in that battle, it felt like it diminished the victory. So before it became a tag, it was really just the end of the movie: Right as he feels he’s stepping up as Spider-Man, he has the rug pulled out from under him again.”
Sommers went on to share exactly what made them realize how and when to have it happen:
“We were definitely debating, should we just reveal who Spider-Man is, or should we frame him for something and turn him into a pariah? Ultimately, we decided that both was the way to go. It’s such a triumph at the end because he’s got the girl and finally earned a big swing through the city, so we want to knock him down as far as possible.”
The good old “Parker Luck” seems to be in full effect here, and the only downside to how this played out is that we’re going to be waiting quite some time to see how Spider-Man either gets out of this situation or is able to overcome it.
Would you have preferred the Peter Parker is Spider-Man reveal to happen in the final battle of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ or were you thrilled that it occurred in the mid-credit scene? How do you think this will affect Parker in the MCU going forward? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: The New York Times