Spider-Man: Homecoming triumphantly hit theaters nearly a month ago, officially bringing Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his own solo movie. Upon its release, the film was praised for its original take on the character, specifically how the young hero was portrayed far younger than his predecessors, and was focused on his life in High School. As such, some of the adult aspects of Peter Parker fell by the wayside, such as his iconic job at the Daily Bugle. But it turns out that the writers of Homecoming originally included the Bugle in a unique way- as Peter's personal Youtube channel.
Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein recently spoke to Yahoo about the process of crafting the film's narrative, including the concepts that were cut along the way. One of these was Peter's anonymous Youtube channel, which would show off his sweet moves as Spider-Man. Goldstein revealed:
Peter has sort of a new version of his Daily Bugle, anonymously [posting] these YouTube videos of him doing various stunts as Spider-Man and also saving the day. And filming it with a GoPro camera and just racking up the money that he gets off the number of views that these videos get.
What a cool idea. Considering thatJ. Jonah Jameson will likely not show up in a Spider-Man movie anytime soon, the writers of the franchise have the ability to get creative with some of the iconography of the property.
Unlike the past two silver screen versions of Spider-Man, the MCU's version will take time slower, and will keep Peter as a high school student in Queens. And with Homecoming exploring the life of a modern day high school student, there is plenty of technology and social media involved. So a youtube version of the Daily Bugle seems like a great tie in of those two aspects of the character, while also giving a nod to Peter's career as a photographer from the comics. And considering how tight money is in Aunt May's household, it seems logical that Peter would try to find a way to make some scratch from his superheroics. That way he doesn't have to dumpster dive for spare parts like in Captain America: Civil War.
It should be interesting to see if some of the scrapped ideas from Spider-Man: Homecoming make it into its sequel(s). Spider-Man's second solo film will be the first installment in the MCU's Phase Four, and is the only film from the next series that has been announced. If the same writers are taken on for a sequel, I wouldn't be surprised if Peter's Youtube channel was explored eventually.