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Spoilers: Jon Watts on Spider-Man: Homecoming's post-credit sequence

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If you haven't seen SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING yet, consider the following to contain major spoilers. Seriously, take a step back and head to your nearest theater to grab a ticket for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Or whatever you want, I'm not your mother. At long last, Marvel has been able to give us their version of the web-slinger for the first time on the big-screen, and, based on the rather glowing reviews which the film has received, it seems that they've succeeded. As is customary with a Marvel flick, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING comes with a couple of post-credit sequences, which director Jon Watts recently discussed with Entertainment Weekly. In case you've got the attention span of a goldfish, much like myself, remember - thar be spoilers down below.

As expected, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) faces off with Adrian Toomes aka the Vulture (Michael Keaton) in the epic finale of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. The battle comes to an end when Spidey saves Vulture's life and leaves him webbed up and waiting for the authorities to take him in. Toomes is then sent off to prison and it's there that the first of two post-credit sequences pick up. While walking through a cellblock, a former associate, Mac Gargan aka Scorpion (Michael Mando), approaches Toomes to question him on the identity of Spider-Man. Despite knowing the true identity of our hero, Toomes denies it and walks off. According to Jon Watts, this small kindness was Toomes' way of saying thank you to the man who saved his life.

That’s what is cool — he gets a moment of redemption and he gets to protect Peter, even though Peter would never know. It’s his way of saying thank you. It was a really interesting thing in the development of the story. You couldn’t just rely on the tropes of the villain being a murderer and killing a bunch of people. He had to be redeemable in some capacity in the end and that he believes everything he said, especially about his family. So it was a really fine walk to create a villain that still has that moment of redemption in the end.

Jon Watts said Michael Keaton never liked refering to Toomes as a villain, adding that he had a good time adding to the complexity of the character. "Those scenes with [Toomes] and Peter in the house, where he’s driving Peter to the dance — that right there is the reason for doing the movie," says Watts. "That, more than anything else, is what I was looking forward to, and I got to have a lot of fun shooting that stuff." Although that may seem like the end of Adrian Toomes' story, Watts teases that the character "definitely could come back."

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is now playing in theaters, so check out reviews from our own Chris Bumbray and Eric Walkuski and be sure to let us know what YOU thought of the film!

Source: EW

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