WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, in theaters now.
At the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, fans finally got to see the title character swinging through New York. Though an iconic Spider-Man scene, the sequence came as a bit of a surprise. After all, not only did the film took place almost entirely overseas, this was the first time the Marvel Cinematic Universe's wall-crawler actually got to cut loose in the iconic setting.
From his debut in Captain America: Civil War to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War, all the way to Endgame and Far From Home, we'd seen Spidey in action in Europe, space and even Brooklyn -- but never Manhattan.
As it turns out, this was actually a carefully planned moment. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Spider-Man: Far From Home producer Amy Pascal explained exactly why it took five MCU appearances for Peter Parker to swing through New York.
"That was the design," she said. "That, finally, at the end when you see him -- because we had rules about never having him swing in New York, from Homecoming in the beginning, when Kevin and I first started talking about doing this together. Finally, we felt we've earned the right to see him swing around New York City. And boy, doesn't that look awesome?"
Directed by 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.