Warning: this article contains a major spoiler from the final scene of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has opened up on that shocking final scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming which left audiences busting into laughter as Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) discovered her Nephew Peter (Tom Holland) was the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
With Homecoming, Marvel and Sony’s goal was to deliver a fresh take on the web-crawler and not retread the familiar ground seen previous iterations in the past. Rather than to have Peter keep his secret identity from Aunt May going forward, Marvel decided to let the cat out of the bag at the end of Homecoming. In the film’s final seconds, just after Peter’s received his Stark Industries suit back, the young hero looks out his window at Queens, excited to return to looking out for the little guy just as the camera pans around to reveal Aunt May in the doorway and cuts to the end credits just as she reacts.
In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, the Marvel Studios president commented on why they chose to change-up the dynamic between Peter and May moving forward:
“J. Michael Straczynski did an issue when he was doing his run of Spidey many years ago where she discovered the secret. I think it was in the laundry or something, and they had a sit-down scene. And probably going back to Spider-Man 2, I would sort of carry that issue around and go, ‘We should do this someday, we should do this someday.’ And it was great luck that it hadn’t been done yet. That was always part of the plan.
And very much like our instinct to say, ‘Let’s have Tony Stark say “I’m Iron Man” at the end. Well, what does that mean for the next movie? I don’t know, but it will force us to do something unique. We did not want to do the secret identity thing at that point in the MCU. And now, same thing. The dynamic now is forced to be something fresh and something unique going forward.”
The site also spoke with Tomei about the scene and she reiterated the same sentiment that the reveal would allow for a fresh and take on the dynamic between May and Peter:
“By the time [the script] got to me, that scene was already in place. And it was a set up for whatever is to come. It takes a big burden off of the character, too. You don’t have to do the same thing over and over again, so he and I can have a different kind of relationship going forward, also. … That will come in the next installation, if I’m lucky and it happens. But I think it will. I hope. I think that will free up having the same kind of, ‘I wonder what he’s doing? He looks suspicious!’ [Laughs] There are only so many ways I can skin that cat.”
The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is now playing. You can check out our review for the film here.
6 Spider-Man Characters Who Should Make A Movie Appearance
So far there have been 5 Spider-Man films with the sixth one, Spider-Man:Homecoming being released today. With this amount of films we have seen a variety of characters make it to the big screen. They have been both good and evil characters and they have all brought their unique abilities and traits to aid in and get in the way of Peter Parker.
While we have seen several characters, there are still many more that have yet to be seen hit the big screen in a live-action movie. Spider-Man’s character list, including his villains, is one of the best in all of comics and it’s surprising that some of these characters have yet to make a film appearance.
Here are 6 Spider-Man characters who should make a movie appearance. Click Next to take a look.