Spider-Man: Homecoming has been received with largely positive reviews and Marisa Tomei’s portrayal of a younger Aunt May has been just one of the many praised aspects of the film. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Tomei discussed a heroic scene involving Aunt May that was cut from the script.
Tomei described the scene and how it would have given audiences better insight into May and Peter’s relationship:
“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.”
Tomei expressed her disappointment over the scene being cut from the script:
“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.”
Director Jon Watts discussed why changes were made to the earlier version of the script:
“An initial pass at a script is more of an exploratory pass, and you start locking in on what the themes are and you start locking in on the best character moments and the set pieces and boiling it down to be the most precise thing possible.”
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Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
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Source: Huffington Post