News on Homecoming Deleted Shots, Spidey Sense and IMAX Intro
With Spider-Man: Homecoming mere hours away from debuting in theaters, we have several new bits of news on the film, including details of Homecoming deleted scenes that were in the trailers, info about Spidey sense, and a special new Spider-Man IMAX intro you can check out below!
First up, director Jon Watts spoke to ScreenCrush about two shots that were in the trailers but never made it into the movie, including the iconic shot of Spidey and Iron Man.
“The shot of [Spider-Man and Iron Man] together in Queens, that was never in the movie,” Watts revealed. “I think what happened was in the very first trailer they wanted a shot of Spider-Man and Iron Man flying together. And they were going to use something from the Staten Island Ferry scene, but it just didn’t look that great — the background plate, because the Staten Island terminal is a very simple building. It almost looks like an unrendered 3D object. So I think I was like ‘Let’s just put them in Queens. Let’s use that as a backdrop.’ Because we couldn’t just create a whole new shot, so ‘let’s just use one of these shots of the subway; put them in there.’ I feel a little weird that there’s a shot in the trailer that’s not in the movie at all, but it’s a cool shot. It’s funny, I forgot that we did that.”
As for the hotel atrium shot of The Vulture shown in several trailers, it was actually shot at a real hotel atrium (the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta), but the Vulture pose was repurposed into a different background.
“The hotel atrium shot was originally created for Comic-Con, for like a sizzle reel before we had really shot anything; we had shot like two weeks of footage or something,” Watts explains. “That was never meant to be in the movie. But I did use that angle for Vulture’s reveal at the beginning of the movie; Vulture’s hovering, swooping towards the camera like that. I used that shot, it’s just no longer in an Atlanta hotel atrium.”
Producer Kevin Feige also answered a question from IGN about whether all the new tech in Spider-Man’s suit negates the need for Spidey sense.
“No, I think he has it,” Feige says. “And I think he has it with or without that suit. I think how we explore it in a cinematic sense will change. I mean, that was sort of a big showy part of previous versions and we thought that we’d make it more of an internal, sort of second nature thing for him. But there are ways coming up that will slowly hint at that and also just make it part of his, you know, his natural abilities. But we don’t know that if it will be — I think we’ll explore it further down the line, but [it’s] definitely him not the suit.”
A young Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover and Tyne Daly.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming was written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, Jon Watts & Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, and executive produced by Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, and Stan Lee.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters on July 7. A sequel is already scheduled for July 5, 2019 and Tom Holland recently confirmed a third film is also in the works!