*Spoilers below for Spider-Man: Homecoming*
Before the credits started rolling on Homecoming, Peter finds his suit from Tony Stark on his bed and puts it on without closing his door. As a result, Aunt May comes to the doorway and sees him in the suit, finding out his secret in a similar fashion to how Ned did. This is something brand new we’re seeing for Spider-Man, because in both of the previous on-screen incarnations of the character, Aunt May has never known about Peter’s life of web-slinging. In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Kevin Feige and Marisa Tomei talked about how this will make for a very different dynamic between May and Peter going forward.
KF: “J. Michael Straczynski did an issue when he was doing his run of Spidey many years ago where she discovered the secret. I think it was in the laundry or something, and they had a sit-down scene. And probably going back to Spider-Man 2, I would sort of carry that issue around and go, ‘We should do this someday, we should do this someday.’ And it was great luck that it hadn’t been done yet. That was always part of the plan.
And very much like our instinct to say, ‘Let’s have Tony Stark say “I’m Iron Man” at the end. Well, what does that mean for the next movie? I don’t know, but it will force us to do something unique. We did not want to do the secret identity thing at that point in the MCU. And now, same thing. The dynamic now is forced to be something fresh and something unique going forward.”
MT: “By the time [the script] got to me, that scene was already in place. And it was a set up for whatever is to come. It takes a big burden off of the character, too. You don’t have to do the same thing over and over again, so he and I can have a different kind of relationship going forward, also. … That will come in the next installation, if I’m lucky and it happens. But I think it will. I hope. I think that will free up having the same kind of, ‘I wonder what he’s doing? He looks suspicious!’ [Laughs] There are only so many ways I can skin that cat.”
It’s interesting that Feige talks about the dynamic being “forced” to be changed. They hadn’t planned ahead of that scene for the future of May and Peter, but its inclusion in the film forces them to go forward with something never-before seen. How exactly they’ll do this remains to be seen, but be sure to stay tuned for updates on all things Spidey!
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Source: Heroic Hollywood