The new cut has slightly longer versions of some scenes, including the reunion of Peter Parker and Ned Leeds. But it’s after the credits and a brief introduction from director Anthony Russo that the good stuff rolls.
The first thing is also the most emotional: a tribute to Stan Lee. It features behind-the-scenes footage of the Marvel legend filming cameos for MCU films that fans came to look forward to. The tribute finishes with the line “Stan, we love you 3000,” a particularly resonant choice for audiences who’ve just watched Endgame.
Next, there’s an unfinished scene starring Mark Ruffalo as Professor Hulk, the hybrid version of the superhero with Bruce Banner’s brains and the Incredible Hulk’s strength. A half-finished CGI version of the Hulk is shown carrying a satellite dish laden with innocent people away from a burning building.
Our green hero/nerd gets a call and asks “Steve who?” It’s not 100 percent clear who’s on the other end of the line, but it seems excedingly likely that it’s Steve Rogers calling to set up the diner meeting with Professor Hulk that’s seen in Endgame.
The last new bit of footage is a scene from Spider-Man: Far from Home, which opens tomorrow in advance of the holiday weekend. It shows Nick Fury and Maria Hill arriving at a Mexican town destroyed by cycline that, the townspeople swear, had a face.
At that moment, it reappears and Mysterio swoops in to help, warning Fury and Hill “You don’t want any part of this.”