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Why The Iron Spider Scene Was Cut From Far From Home

After more than a decade, most of the major characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have undergone at least a handful of costume changes. From Captain America's (Chris Evans) original outfit — which, let's face it, was nothing more than a modern Halloween costume — to his modern Cap uniform, Iron Man's (Robert Downey Jr.) many suits — often more than one in a single film — there are plenty of different suits that have flown across the big screen in the MCU.

But for as many outfits as the characters donned during the films, there are some that didn't make it to the final cut. The most recent confirmed omission is from Marvel's latest release, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Trailers for the film seemed to indicate fans would be getting to see the Iron Spider in the film again, with Peter Parker pulling on the suit Tony Stark first offered him in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and which made another appearance when the spectacular teen went to space during the somewhat traumatizing events of Avengers: Infinity War

The clip showed a completely upended restaurant scene in which the superhero had clearly just been very busy at his night job, tying up what appeared to be a faction of mobsters in New York City with his rather useful webs, leaving the scene as he told the cops who had clearly arrived after the fact that he was headed off for vacation.

When Marvel fans turned up to see Far From Home on the big screen, though, there was no Iron Spider in sight. What happened?

Peter Parker's cheeky to-do list

Unfortunately for fans of the Iron Spider suit and its many handy (pun intended) advantages, the entire scene ended up being cut from the film, and the Iron Spider suit didn't crop up anywhere else in the final theatrical cut either (to be fair, Spidey didn't much time in the film Stateside and it might have been a little difficult to pack those mechanical arms into his suitcase). According to Gizmodo, director John Watts explained that the decision was made fairly late in post production, and was ultimately made because they felt it "just ended up not being necessary to the flow of the movie."

The scene wasn't revealed in its entirety in the trailer, but Watts explained to the publication what the rest of it entailed. Peter cheekily tells the police he can't be the next Iron Man because he's "too busy doing [their] jobs." He jokingly adds that he was kidding on his way out the door, but only because he's going on vacation. Peter being the chatterbox he is, there's naturally much more to the scene than the sassy sneak peek in the trailer revealed.

"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 so that he would have enough money... pick up his passport, and he had to take down this extremely dangerous crime family. That's Spider-Man's to-do list," Watts explained of the remainder of the deleted scene.

Fans will still be able to watch the full scene, but there's a catch

While Watts states the scene was "in the movie for a while," we're quite familiar with Marvel's well-documented deception when it comes to their trailers these days, and it's going to take a little more than his assurances to convince us. Think Hulk charging with his Avengers teammates in the Avengers: Infinity War trailers and the Avengers: Endgame trailers lying to fans about Thor's unexpected appearance in the film, among many other details omitted or changed in the final cuts of the films.

Even though the scene didn't make it to the final cut of the film, fans will still get a chance to see Spidey in his fancy iron suit if they're willing to pay for Spider-Man: Far From Home on disc.

"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," Watts said of the piece.

There's actually even more that ties in with that specific cut scene, with Holland confirming in an interview with Uproxx that among the action figures Peter was considering selling for some extra money was a Lobot action figure from Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. Although he wanted the extra money to be able to buy MJ (Zendaya) a present, Peter decided he simply couldn't part with that particular action figure. The entire scene was the brainchild of Marvel boss Kevin Feige, according to Holland.

Peter mulling over whether or not to sell his Lobot action figure is another scene that fans can enjoy on the Blu-ray disc.