Spider-Man: Homecoming was the most pleasant surprise of 2017, with director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland working to bring a true adaptation of both Peter Parker and Spider-Man to the big screen. Not only is it one of the best Spider-Man movies ever made, it’s one of the best films in the MCU, characterized by its reliance on humor, well-crafted action set pieces, and a true understanding of its titular character. However, one of the most memorable moments in the entire movie comes courtesy of Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May in the film’s final moments.
The scene is a hilarious send-off for the film, wherein May finds out about Peter’s alter ego in a wholly unceremonious moment, screaming “What the fu-!” right as the film cuts to its end credits. Recently, a Reddit user who goes by the name Leo_TheLurker pointed out that, in a 2008 trade paperback—Spider-Man: One More Day—there’s a quote from MCU producer Kevin Feige, where he talks about wanting to put that moment on the big screen, promising that it would happen. Nearly ten years later, Feige made good on his promise, and it resulted in one of the movie’s most memorable moments.
Check out the full quote right here:
Having Peter reveal his superhero identity to those closest to him is probably the right move for Marvel. Sam Raimi’s trilogy had Peter trying and failing to keep his identity a secret at all costs, often with major consequences. Ironically, most of those consequences involve Aunt May, who can’t seem to stay out of harm’s way when Peter dons the mask. Having Peter’s friends and family in the MCU know about Spider-Man will ultimately protect them in the long run, and will hopefully make for some interesting interactions between Peter’s family and the rest of the Avengers in future installments.
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