In honor of the Spider-Man: Far From Home release, Sony creates a real website for The Daily Bugle featuring more J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons). In the shocking Spider-Man: Far From Home post-credits scenes, Simmons appeared as a new version of Daily Bugle journalist Jameson, after playing the newspaper editor in all three of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies in the early 00s. Appearing as a web-based political pundit getting mainstream attention for his report on the identity of Spider-Man - in a plot orchestrated by Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the event of his death - Jameson outed Peter Parker as Spider-Man.
This Spider-Man credits scene set the stage for a third solo movie starring Tom Holland's Peter Parker, one in which his secret identity as the wall-crawler is known to the world. However, since the release of Far From Home, Sony and Marvel split over Spider-Man, making it unclear what exactly the third movie in this franchise will entail without any MCU connections. While that remains to be seen, Sony is currently focused on promoting the home release of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
In a new promotional stunt for the Spider-Man: Far From Home Digital, DVD and Blu-ray release, Sony created a working website for The Daily Bugle.net, featuring Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson blasting Spider-Man, while touting Mysterio as a real hero. See a new clip for the website below.
In addition to the video, the website also features short pieces on Night Monkey, the persona Peter Parker adopts while in Europe so his classmates don't suspect him of being Spider-Man; Morris Bench aka. Hydro-Man, though in Far From Home he's one of the four Elementals; the mob war featured in one Spider-Man: Far From Home deleted scene that was added to the extended cut; and the failed Area 51 raid. Between these stories and the testimonials of Blip survivors as part of The Daily Bugle's Blip Blog, there are a number of Easter eggs located around the website for fans to find.
Although these Easter eggs arguably don't reveal anything major about the movie, aside from confirming the Spider-Man: Far From Home extended cut is canon, it's a fun promotional site for the film's home release. Still, it also calls attention to the post-credits scene that sets up a Far From Home sequel that, as of now, won't be in the MCU. It remains to be seen how Sony continues the story of Holland's Peter Parker after the Spider-Man: Far From Home post-credits scene without the help of Marvel Studios and the MCU. If they manage to pull it off, though, fans will have reason to be even more excited for the future of the webslinger after Spider-Man: Far From Home and its sequel.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available on Digital and arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 1.