WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, in theaters now.
Spider-Man: Far From Home's mid-credits scene is one that promises to completely upend Peter Parker's life. And Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige believes this disruption of the status quo will significantly impact Spider-Man's cinematic presence moving forward.
In Far From Home's mid-credits sequence, a doctored video of Mysterio's death is shared by The Daily Bugle. In the video, Quentin Beck paints Spider-Man as the villain of the piece, before revealing his secret identity to the masses.
In an interview with Fandango, Feige was asked if this turn of events would lead to a significant storyline in Spidey's future on-screen outings, to which he replied, "I think so."
Feige went on to compare Spider-Man being publicly outed at the end of Far From Home to Tony Stark publicity outing himself as Iron Man all the way back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first film. "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.'"
"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," Feige continued. "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," the producer teased. "But it's exciting that it once again sets us up for a Peter Parker story that has never been done before on film."
In other words, it doesn't look like Far From Home's mid-credits twist is going to be "One More Day"-ed away anytime soon. In turn, it seems Marvel will look to reinvent the Spidey formula for future films in much the same way they did for Iron Man a decade ago.
Director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal and is in theaters now.