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The Spider-Man: Homecoming Scene Marisa Tomei Wishes Hadn't Been Cut

Marissa Tomei Spider-Man: Homecoming

Over the course of a film's production, scripts end up going through changes all the time. Sometimes this means minor tweaks to dialogue, sometimes it means changes to entire scenes. Marissa Tomei says the original script for Spider-Man: Homecoming included an early scene that would have showed and interesting side to Aunt May. As it turns out, Peter Parker isn't the only one in the family willing to try and help people.The scene would have depicted May aiding a young girl in need of help. According to Tomei...

There was something going on in the neighborhood, and there was a little girl in distress, and I saved her, and Peter saw me save her, so you kind of saw that he got part of his ethics from her.

Apparently, the scene was originally part of Spider-Man: Homecoming and would have taken place fairly early in the film. However, the scene was written out of the script and some point and thus this wasn't a "deleted scene" that was filmed and cut, but rather it was never filmed.

It's actually a great idea for a scene. Since Spider-Man: Homecoming doesn't give us the traditional inspiration for Peter Parker to become a superhero, the death of his Uncle Ben, we never see the reason that he feels obligated to help people. This scene would have shown that it wasn't simply guilt that pushed Peter to do good, but that his family had always raised him to try and help when they could.

According to The Huffington Post, Peter Parker would have witnessed Aunt May helping the girl while he was out and about as Spider-Man. Which would have led to an even more interesting scene where both characters know what happened, but neither is talking about it. May apparently doesn't want to worry Peter with what she's been through, and Peter can't admit he saw the whole thing.

Then I come home, and I don't even tell him that that's what happened, and, of course, there's all this stuff that he's not telling me. So he's like, 'How was your day?' And I'm like, 'It was fine,' but really I was shaking inside because of this whole crisis that had happened in the city. I'm kind of fibbing to him, and he's fibbing to me, and we're living in this house together, and it was a very interesting setup. I was quite disappointed that wasn't in there.

To be honest, I'm a little disappointed it wasn't in there too, as this scene sounds great. It would have been nice to give Aunt May a little more to do in Spider-Man: Homecoming, as the character has never been given much time to shine in previous film outings. Perhaps in future movies, we'll get to see more, as we know Spider-Man will be hanging out in the MCU for at least the next several years.

Dirk Libbey

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