Mild spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming follow. The film hits theaters worldwide this weekend.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters worldwide this weekend as Peter Parker gets his first standalone entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, he will be doing so without a kiss.
According to Homecoming's Liz Allen actress Laura Harrier, several kissing scenes between her character and Tom Holland's Peter Parker were removed from the film despite the two characters developing a bit of a romantic relationship throughout the film. She revealed as much during an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com.
"We did a lot of different kissing scenes and none of them are in the movie now," Harrier said. "I don't know. It's an interesting choice. We didn't know what they were going to choose, because we had all these different options of Spider-Man kisses and then there's none."
As it turns out, the kissing scenes were not the only parts of Spider-Man: Homecoming which didn't make the theatrical cut of the joint production from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. A couple of sequences seen in the trailers (in addition to a kissing scene which can be seen in several TV spots) were left on the cutting room floor.
"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," Homecoming director Jon Watts told ScreenCrush. "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."
"And then shot of [Spider-Man and Iron Man] together in Queens, that was never in the movie," the director added.
These clips were created strictly for marketing purposes. "I think what happened was in the very first trailer they wanted a shot of Spider-Man and Iron Man flying together," Watts said. "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."
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You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings 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.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.