Spider-Man: Homecoming brought the beloved comic-book wall-crawler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but did so by building off of his appearance in Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: Civil War. When audiences bought a ticket to Jon Watts' Homecoming, they got a prologue that followed young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) to Berlin, showing a clever behind-the-scenes home video take on the kid's first trip... well, anywhere. With the movie now out on Digital, we checked out an extended cut of Peter's "home movie," and learned that Spidey was far more active in Berlin than we believed.
The Digital copy of Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming includes a "Director's Cut" of the organically shot "A Film By Peter Parker," where Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) brings Peter (Tom Holland) to Germany so he can fight on behalf of Team Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). It's more footage of the kid on the private jet, and in Berlin. But following the events at the airport, when Happy tells an exuberant Peter that they have "thin walls," the amped up superhero is too wired to sleep... so he goes out.
In the meaty extended footage, we get hilarious images of Peter Parker partying with Germans at a rooftop rave. He's wearing his Spider-Man suit, dancing with strangers and taking pretty girls for web swings around the city. Girls are kissing Peter (with his mask on). Guys are celebrating with him as he jumps up and down. It's a fun and energetic rave sequence.
We smash cut to the following morning, where Peter is getting breakfast in the hotel. Happy walks in and asks him:
When Peter tries to play it cool, Happy shows him a newspaper with the headline "Sticky Boy Saves Chancellor." Peter is amazed, asking Happy, "That was the Chancellor?!" There's a photo of Spider-Man carrying a man up the side of a building, which Peter thinks is awesome. Happy looks... not so happy.
It's a very fun extended cut of what already was a clever way of revisiting Captain America: Civil War. I wish they let Jon Watts keep this extended cut of the Berlin trip in the movie. Instead, here's the amount of footage that Marvel let him show us:
Spider-Man: Homecoming is available to download now on Digital. It will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on October 17. Check out our Upcoming Marvel Movies guide after you have revisited this film to see when and where Tom Holland and Spidey will turn up next.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.