Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts confirms that some major scenes from the trailers have been cut from the final film. The next Spider-Man film is designed as a sort of epilogue to Avengers: Endgame, bringing an end to Marvel's Phase 3. It sees Peter Parker and his school friends head out on a field trip across Europe - one that is swiftly interrupted by Nick Fury, super-spy.
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailers set up the school trip pretty well by establishing Peter's excitement at going on vacation. They included shots of Peter visiting Mr. Delmar's Deli, his picking up his passport (in a delightful tongue-twister moment that surely required some reshoots) and even Spider-Man taking down a group of crooks before bantering with the police.
Surprisingly, director Jon Watts has confirmed that none of these scenes are actually in the movie. In an interview with ComicBookMovie, he explained:
"Yeah, both of those are actually part of the same montage which is 'Peter's To-Do List.' It's all the things he has to do before he goes on the trip, which are going to Delmar's to get a dual headphone adaptor and one of those European travel plugs, he has to go to a pawn shop to sell his Star Wars toys to get money for the trip, he has to pick up his passport, and he has to take down this giant crime syndicate. That's just the to-do list for someone like him but that will be its own little short film that we're going to put on the Blu-ray. There are some good deleted scenes."
It's disappointing to see these scenes wind up on the editing room floor; they looked quite entertaining, were clearly filled with character moments, and also featured some innovative uses of webbing that have never been seen on the big screen before. For all that's the case, though, in thematic terms the cuts make sense. This Spider-Man film is all about taking Peter Parker out of his natural environment, which means a lengthy sequence back in New York just wouldn't quite fit thematically.
What is particularly interesting, though, is Watts' comment that these deleted scenes will be stitched together into "its own little short film" that will be included on the Blu-ray. That sounds remarkably similar to the old Marvel one-shot program, which ran from 2011 through to 2014, and saw Marvel release short films exclusive to the home release. The one-shots were tremendously popular, even setting up spin-off TV shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, but they've been discontinued for five years now. There have long been rumblings that Marvel wanted to bring them back, though, with Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito indicating even Disney keeps asking for them. Back in 2017, the loose-lipped Tom Holland himself said he thought they were relaunching the program, then realized he was probably dropping spoilers again and quipped that Kevin Feige was probably going to be furious. Given his comment, it would be quite appropriate if Spider-Man: Far From Home were the first film since 2014 to have a one-shot video accompanying its home release, even if it is simply created from deleted scenes.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019