During a new interview to talk about the film, the writers of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” revealed that a post-credits twist was originally planned to occur much earlier.

The co-writers of “Far From Home,” Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, spoke about the film with the New York Times, talking about the twists and turns that Spider-Man’s trip to Europe entailed. One of the biggest was Spider-Man’s identity being revealed to the world, and the writers originally planned for it to happen before the credits rolled.


During the credits of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” moviegoers were treated with the first appearance of J. Jonah Jameson in the MCU, once again played by J.K. Simmons. Jameson appears with a video sent by Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, making it appear as if Spider-Man killed the master of illusions and revealing his identity to the world.

And for any unfamiliar, Simmons played the loud-mouthed, Spider-Man hating editor of the Daily Bugle in Sam Raimi’s original “Spider-Man” trilogy.

“We played with the idea that Peter is the one who sacrifices his identity out of necessity during the final battle,” McKenna said. “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.”

The writers ultimately decided against it, sliding in as a mid-credits stinger to go along with the reveal of Nick Fury and Maria Hill actually being Talos and Soren from "Captain Marvel." With both reveals serving as the book-end to Phase Three of the MCU, it sets up an interesting future for the cinematic universe.