How the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Post-Credits Scene Brings Back a Familiar Face

/Film | 7/2/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Spider-Man: Far From Home takes the webslinger out of his familiar New York haunts and takes him to the far-off shores of Europe. But once he’s back swinging through the skyscrapers of New York, the film reintroduces us to all the familiar faces in Peter Parker’s life — including one face that’s new to Tom Holland‘s Peter, but very recognizable to us.

In the post-credits scene, a jaw-dropping cameo raises all sorts of questions about the fabric of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how the Spider-Man series plays into it. Or it’s just too perfect a piece of casting to pass up.

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Major spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home follow.

Yes, you saw that right: that is J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The actor, who originated the big-screen role of the blustering newspaper editor with a vendetta against Spider-Man in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, reprised his role as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: Far From Home. In the post-credits scene, Simmons appears on a giant digital billboard in New York City to relay the news of Spider-Man’s indiscretions as “revealed” by Mysterio. The billboard plays a news bulletin that sees Jameson screaming at the camera in an InfoWars-inspired video, revealing that Spider-Man’s true identity is Peter Parker. It’s a shocking moment, made all the more amazing by Simmons’ return to a role that you’d think would have been recast in this reboot.

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This is the first time that Marvel has brought back an actor who played a character they originated in another iteration of the series. Does this mean that the multiverse exists and Sam Raimi’s J. Jonah Jameson has somehow traveled to this one to start a far-right conspiracy website? Probably not. This may just be a case — like Judi Dench reprising...
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