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Spider-Man: Far From Home Director Jon Watts Addresses Major Plot Twist (SPOILERS)

July 7, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Author’s Note: This article contains major plot spoilers for the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. If you haven’t seen the film yet, you’ve been warned. recently spoke to Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts, who addressed the major plot twist at the end. A post-credits scene reveals that the Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) who had been interacting with Peter Parker through most of the film were in fact Skrulls. The one disguised as Fury was actually Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) from Captain Marvel. Meanwhile, the real Nick Fury was taking a break aboard a giant space station. Its whereabouts are unknown.

Talos is attempting to call Fury to fill him on what’s been happening and try to get an update on his status and the whereabouts of the Avengers. The real Fury ignores Talos’ phone call. Fury appeared to be working with and in command of other Skrulls onboard a spaceship, telling them to get “back to work.” Below are some highlights of Watts addressing the post-credit stinger:

Watts on the plot twist: “First of all, to clarify the timeline, that’s real Nick Fury at Tony’s funeral at the end of [Avengers: Endgame]. So it’s not like he’s been a Skrull forever or like, it’s not like he’s been a Skrull since Captain Marvel.We were going to have him eat diagonal toast cut diagonally. You know that one? That would’ve given it away.”

Watts on how the idea was used to explain how Mysterio was able to trick Nick Fury: “There’s such a history of Nick Fury and the Skrulls, especially now that people have seen Captain Marvel and they’ve seen what is happening with those stories in the MCU. But to me it was always just this fundamental question of how could [Mysterio] actually fool Nick Fury? Because Nick Fury’s super power is being suspicious, you know?”

Watts on why they decided to use the plot twist: “It always sort of bothered me even though we knew that that’s what we wanted the story to be, that Nick Fury could get duped even though he’s been gone for five years and he’s on his back foot. I wanted to come up with one last little reveal that could explain that unanswered question. And when you’re making a con man movie, it just feels like the right thing to do to have one last little twist that makes you look at everything slightly differently.”

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