MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME WILL BE DISCUSSED
Spider-Man: Far From Home had one of the most shocking post-credit sequences in MCU history, forever changing the status quo of Peter Parker. Not only did Mysterio frame him for murder but he outed his identity to the world, so now everyone knows that Spider-Man is just some teenager from Queens.
Turns out that there was another ending planned that also had Peter’s identity being outed to the world but it would have been done by himself. Likely done as a way to mirror the original Civil War comics, Peter would have outed himself to the world, though writers Chris Mckenna and Eric Sommers said he would only do this due to a situation that was out of his control. In the end, they felt that Mysterio framing him would be more interesting, which was right.
"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."
Fans feel that the writers did the right thing (or should we say the write thing?) since Peter being framed and outed by one of his villains is classic Spider-Man. Still, the fact that this is the first time we’ll be seeing it on film has huge implications, especially since the people he loves could get hurt.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now showing in theaters.