It’s one of the most annoying things about movies sometimes. When I see a trailer, I usually expect all or at least 99 percent of the footage in those trailers to be in the movie. However, increasingly often, it seems like movie studios are content to leave a good number of those those shots on the cutting room floor. Perhaps most famously and most recently was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which featured almost none of the actual shots in the trailer, as the movie was basically remade during reshoots.
Marvel Studios is also guilty of this quite a bit, though they have more of a tendency to use different takes of the same shots from their trailer. This is definitely the case for a good number of shots in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, but there were also a couple of shots in the trailer that never made it to the finished film.
Speaking with ScreenCrush, director Jon Watts discussed a couple shots that weren't in the flick. The first was one where Vulture landed in a hotel atrium.
“The hotel atrium shot was originally created for Comic-Con, for like a sizzle reel before we had really shot anything; we had shot like two weeks of footage or something. That was never meant to be in the movie. But I did use that angle for Vulture’s reveal at the beginning of the movie; Vulture’s hovering, swooping towards the camera like that. I used that shot, it’s just no longer in an Atlanta hotel atrium.”
The second shot Watts mentioned was the iconic one from the first trailer, where Iron Man and Spider-Man are flying through New York City together.
“I think what happened was in the very first trailer they wanted a shot of Spider-Man and Iron Man flying together. And they were going to use something from the Staten Island Ferry [scene], but it just didn’t look that great — the background plate, because the Staten Island terminal is a very simple building. It almost looks like an unrendered 3D object. So I think I was like 'Let’s just put them in Queens. Let’s use that as a backdrop.' Because we couldn’t just create a whole new shot, so let’s just use one of these shots of the subway; put them in there.”
“I feel a little weird that there’s a shot in the trailer that’s not in the movie at all, but it’s a cool shot. It’s funny, I forgot that we did that.”
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