Instead of Iron Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming could've featured Nick Fury

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Jun 29, 2017, 4:05 PM EDT

Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark is a key part of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but Tom Holland’s young Peter Parker could’ve been hanging out with a very different major player from the MCU.

In a chat with io9, director Jon Watts reveals that some of his early pitching concepts and “mood reels” revolved around a mentorship relationship between Nick Fury and Peter Parker. Which would’ve been positively mind-blowing, right? Looking back to the comics and cartoons, there’s certainly a history of a connection between Fury and Spider-Man, so it’s not the craziest idea.

Watts said in the early days, he “[didn’t] know what the situation would be,” and when it came to Fury and Parker, he figured “that would be a person he’d want to get in trouble with.” Of course, in the wake of Captain America: Civil War, it makes more sense for Stark to serve as Parker’s mentor — but now we really want to see the movie Watts was pitching on the first pass.

Early buzz for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been phenomenal, with most reviewers calling it the best Spidey movie since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 — which is certainly not faint praise.

With a sequel already in the works, who knows? Maybe we’ll finally get that Parker/Fury team-up?

Spider-Man: Homecoming opens July 7.


(Via io9)