A Lot Of Great Moments Were Cut From Spider-Man: No Way Home
Many fantastic sequences were removed from Spider-Man: No Way Home, according to screenwriter Erik Sommers.
From 2017’s Homecoming to the recently released No Way Home, he and his collaborator Chris McKenna wrote all three chapters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man trilogy.
Tom Holland’s third solo appearance as the web-slinging superhero not only shattered box office records set during the pandemic, but it also had one of the greatest opening weekends of all time, directly behind Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Spider-Men, played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, also appear at an opportune time, as Holland’s Peter is distraught by the loss of his Aunt May. (Marisa Tomei).
No Way Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers described how they were able to juggle all of the film’s multiversal crossovers in a recent interview with Discussing Film.
According to Sommers, the objective was to keep it a Spider-Man movie at heart, which meant that every decision had to be made with Peter Parker’s tale in mind. Unfortunately, this came at the cost of the film losing a lot of fantastic character moments.
It’s unclear whether the scenes Sommers is referring to were removed from the original draft of the script or were filmed and then abandoned.