As most of you know, Spider-Man: Homecoming ends with Peter Parker refusing Tony Stark’s offer to join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and become one of The Avengers.
Now it seems it initially ended quite differently.
According to writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, it would have ended identically to the comic Civil War #2, with Peter unmasking and revealing his identity to the world.
While speaking to Yahoo! Movies, they revealed the following:
“That scene with the press behind the door, that started off as a more clear opportunity for Peter to say to the world, ‘I Peter Parker, am Spider-Man,'” Goldstein explained. “And he decides not to do it and walks away. It’s still that, but it had been set up that if he could just tell the world who he is, he would get all his problems solved and be loved by everyone.”
Daley adds: “What he realizes is that there is a virtue in being a secret identity and how he kind of has the advantage in many ways over his other superhero buddies.”
It certainly would have been an interesting concept, and given us much more insight to Peter’s character. But the route they went makes just as much sense as well, and will certainly pave way for plenty of great Spider-Man stories in the future.
In addition to a different ending, the character also nearly had a much different look as well.
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
The film is currently playing in theaters everywhere.