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The Spider-Man: Far From Home scene you didn't get to see

When you're Spider-Man, you find ways to liven up even the most mundane tasks.

In advance of the digital and Blu-ray release of the smash hit Spider-Man: Far From Home, Sony Pictures has released a deleted scene in which Peter Parker (Tom Holland) checks an item off his list of errands — picking up his passport — in hilarious fashion. The brief scene was part of a larger montage that didn't make it into the flick, according to director Jon Watts.

As the clip opens, we get a brief look at Parker's list, on which "Pick up passport" is item #3. They're a bit blurry and out of focus, but if we squint hard enough, we can also make out items #2 ("Sell toys, including Lobot") and #4 ("Take down Manfredi mob"), which we'll explain in a bit more detail shortly.

Parker, looking a bit pressed for time, goes sprinting into the post office — but not only is the line interminably long, the window for passport pickup is closed. No problem; Parker begins nonchalantly fiddling with his smartphone, using it to deploy his Stark suit's spider-drone, which emerges from his backpack.

The mechanical critter scurries under the closed window and hits a switch which immediately changes the LED sign over the window from "closed" to "open"; Parker then simply sidles up to the window, flashes a boyish grin, and says, "Hey! Uh, Peter Parker, here to pick up a passport, please?" The clerk, who is literally in the middle of chewing a bite of her sandwich, looks none too pleased.

It's a cute little scene, and in an interview with io9 back in June, Watts explained that the entire montage of Parker taking care of his to-do list — which included the scene featured in the trailer, but absent from the movie, of Spidey taking out a room full of mobsters in a restaurant — had to be trimmed from the film for pacing reasons.

"[The restaurant scene] was in the movie for a while," Watts explained. "It's part of a montage where Peter is running a bunch of errands that he has to do before he flies to Europe. And the joke was, his errands were he had to buy a dual headphone adapter… he had to get one of those European travel plugs, he sold some of his action figures… [picked] up his passport, and he had to take down this extremely dangerous crime family. That's Spider-Man's to-do list."

It's a bummer that the entire sequence, which sounds amazing, had to be axed — but fortunately, Watts offered his assurance that it'll all see the light of day on the flick's home release. "[The montage] just ended up not being necessary to the flow of the movie. But it is a fun little sequence, and that whole sequence will be one of the extra features when the movie comes out on Blu-ray," the director said.

Watts' remarks explain item #4 on Parker's list, but Star Wars fans may have picked up on an interesting detail with regard to #2. You may recall that, as seen in Captain America: Civil War, Parker is a pretty big fan of that "really old movie" The Empire Strikes Back. Lobot was a very minor character in that film, an ex-employee of the Galactic Empire and right-hand man of sorts to Lando Calrissian whose backstory and adventures were eventually fleshed out in extended canon materials.

Of course, no Star Wars character is too minor to get their own action figure, and Parker's Lobot figure is apparently one of his prized possessions (he even had to make a special point of writing "including Lobot" on his list, presumably to keep himself from "accidentally" forgetting). But, aside from the obvious quirk factor, why Lobot?

Well, there's an answer to that. It turns out that Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has a soft spot in his heart for the character, and in an interview, Holland remembered that Parker's attachment to his Lobot action figure was a mandate from on high. 

"There was a scene that was cut from the film where Peter Parker went and sold all his toys to get the money in order to buy MJ a present," Holland explained, "and one of the toys, it was Kevin Feige, he said, 'I need this toy to be in there.' I forget what it's called, but it's a really niche Star Wars character and then I end up not selling that toy." (via Uproxx)

Feige later confirmed that the toy in question was indeed Lobot, but at this point, you may be wondering how such an odd detail could have slipped Holland's mind. Heck, he embodies his character to as great a degree as any Marvel actor ever has; if Peter Parker is a huge Star Wars geek, then Holland must be too, right?

Not so much. "People hate it when I say this," the actor said, "but I'm just really not a Star Wars fan."

Well, Spidey's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be in peril, thanks to the recent breakdown in negotiations between Marvel and Sony — but it's nice to know that Parker's love of all things Star Wars is a trait ported over directly from the architect of that universe, and we can't wait to check out the deleted scene in which the young web-slinger simply can't bear to part with his Lobot. 

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be available on digital platforms on September 17, and Blu-ray on October 1.