‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: MCU Fans Are Disappointed in the Final Scene

Before Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man stole the show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man was, by far, the most popular Marvel superhero. In fact, Spider-Man is so popular that he’s one of the few superheroes who has alternate versions of himself, such as the one played by Miles Morales, who are popular too.

So, when after another disappointing Spider-Man movie, Sony decided to work with Marvel to bring Spider-Man to the MCU, fans were excited at the idea of more good Spider-Man movies.

This idea proved true, as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home were both good and successful movies. With that said, some MCU fans are disappointed with one scene in Homecoming.

That disappointing scene in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

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Technically, there are two disappointing scenes in Homecoming, but one of them is funny while the other one is disappointing on a deeper level.

The first disappointing scene, of course, is the final post-credits scene where Captain America gives a PSA about patience. This joke was hilarious for many fans, but also disappointing at the same time. 

The other disappointing scene, however, kind of ruined a character for many fans. This was the last scene of the movie, right before the credits started rolling. This was the scene where Aunt May walks in on Peter while he’s putting on his Spider-Man suit.

The movie cuts to credits and, while this moment was a funny moment to end on, it’s actually pretty disappointing in the long run.

Why Aunt May shouldn’t have found out

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As a fan on Reddit said, this moment ruined her character. To be precise, it’s not that this moment destroyed her character or anything, but rather it’s what Marvel did with her character afterward that actually ruined her character.

As that fan said, up until that point, Aunt May was portrayed as someone who was very protective of Peter in both Captain America: Civil War and in Homecoming

But after she finds out that he’s Spider-Man, her character changes completely. In ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ she doesn’t seem as protective anymore, and instead, she’s become a sort of joke character who just makes jokes and flirts with Tony Stark’s employee. What’s worse is that there doesn’t seem to be any hint of that protective aspect of her character. 

Plus, as that fan said, since ‘Far From Home’ takes place after Avengers: Infinity War, she’s well aware of the fact that she, Peter, and half of the universe literally died thanks to Thanos. Yet, despite knowing that, she doesn’t seem to really care or acknowledge it. 

What Marvel could have done instead

As always, another reason why this scene was disappointing was because of the possibilities of what Marvel could’ve done instead. As one fan on Reddit said, “I feel like May knowing that Peter is Spider-Man could create some great emotional and heartfelt scenes but they haven’t done much with it as of now.” 

Other fans had other ideas of how Marvel could’ve approached the situation, but many fans agreed that Aunt May knowing about Peter’s secret identity and not really doing anything about it was a bad choice. In fact, one fan even went as far as to say that, thanks to this misstep by Marvel, the Aunt May in the Marvel movies “is easily the worst version of Aunt May there’s ever been.”

That said, not all fans feel the same way, and some fans think that Aunt May’s personality change happened because she realized that Peter, as Spider-Man, can take care of himself.

Still, other fans think that she should’ve at least said or did something about it, but in the movies, she basically doesn’t.