Marisa Tomei reveals cut Spider-Man: Homecoming scene she was ‘disappointed’ to lose

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Jul 12, 2017

Fans and critics agree that Spider-Man: Homecoming is one of the best Spidey films ever made, but co-star Marisa Tomei still has one minor quibble about the finished product.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Tomei revealed a scene between her Aunt May and Tom Holland’s Peter Parker that would have dug a bit deeper into the themes of secrecy between the two, and made a bit clearer that Peter gets his altruism from May. Tomei detailed a scene that originally featured May saving a child, then keeping it from Peter, that certainly would’ve made for an interesting exchange.

Check it out below:

“There were also things in the original [script], which I signed up for, which weren’t there when we shot it. 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.

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.”

There’s no doubt that would’ve been a great moment between Peter and May, and director Jon Watts explained that early cuts of the script were essentially an “exploratory pass,” with later drafts focusing on “the best character moments and the set pieces and boiling it down to be the most precise thing possible.” Despite the potential, it seems May’s hero’s moment didn’t make the cut.

What do you think? Should it have been there?

(Via The Huffington Post)