‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Writer Reveals the Marvel Film Originally Included a Scene of Iron Man at the White House

To prepare for the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home, many fans rewatched the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man series, Spider-Man: Homecoming. And of the movie’s writers, Jonathan Goldstein, joined the fans and answered questions about the film on Twitter. Goldstein revealed many Spider-Man: Homecoming behind-the-scenes secrets, including one about Iron Man and the White House.

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' star Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man, wears red-tinted glasses, a dark blue suit, and a red and blue tie.
Robert Downey Jr. | Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Iron Man mentored Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

The beginning of Spider-Man: Homecoming directly followed the big fight scene between Team Iron Man and Team Captain America in Captain America: Civil War. Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., had recruited Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, to be on his team. From that day on, Tony was someone that Peter could look up to.

Throughout the MCU’s first Spider-Man film, Peter constantly tried to prove his worth as a superhero. He wanted to show Tony that he could handle being an Avenger. However, Tony often ignored his texts and calls. But he managed to show up for Peter when he needed him the most.

After a couple of tough trials, Iron Man invited Peter to join the Avengers at their compound in upstate New York at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. However, the teen turned him down. Peter learned that he just wanted to be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ writer teases scrapped scene including Iron Man

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, one scene shows Tony partying in India. He sends one of his Iron Men to help Peter when he gets in a little over his head. And, from India, Tony tells Peter to stay out of trouble and stop pursuing Vulture.

During the Spider-Man: Homecoming watch party on Twitter, one user asked writer Jonathan Goldstein, “Did you guys have a deeper meaning that never was shared for Tony being in India?”

Goldstein replied, “We originally had him at the White House, I think.”

We cannot imagine what Iron Man would be doing at the White House during Spider-Man: Homecoming. But we’re sure that it wouldn’t be a pleasant visit. Tony is not known for making nice with government officials.

Tom Holland is replacing Robert Downey Jr. in the MCU, according to Joe Russo

GQ published a cover story on Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland where they talked with the actor and some of the people close to him, including MCU director Joe Russo. Russo co-directed Holland’s first MCU film, Captain America: Civil War, and directed him in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

He told GQ, “Tom is stepping into the role that Robert Downey [Jr.] once occupied for Marvel, which is the favorite character, and in a lot of ways the soul of the Marvel universe.”

As fans recall, Iron Man died at the end of Avengers: Endgame. And in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter grieved his death. He was also tormented by many people asking him about who would be the next Iron Man. So, it feels right that Holland steps into Downey Jr.’s shoes behind the scenes.

Tom Holland’s next MCU film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, premieres exclusively in theaters on Dec. 17.

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