“Spider-Man: Far from Home” screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers have been going online recently and tackling fan theories for a planned third installment of the series. In the process, they talked about what ideas they had for this first sequel which didn’t make it in.
The main one? Donald Glover reprising his role of Aaron Davis from the first film “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the pair say they realised his appearance wouldn’t have been the right fit for the story:
McKenna: “We went down that road a little bit, then the movie really spent such little time in Queens and gets to Europe pretty quickly. Some ideas you just have to give up.”
“That’s really what it came down to. We loved that character and we wanted to do it, but we just wanted to get out of New York and get on the trip as soon as possible. There were several things we would have loved to do in New York before he left, but we just didn’t have time.”
In the comics, Davis is the uncle of future Spider-Man Miles Morales. Mahershala Ali voiced the role in last year’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”.
“Spider-Man: Far from Home” is set to rule the box-office again this weekend, the film on track for a $45 million sophomore outing. That is more than the combined totals of the second through fourth place films “Toy Story 4” ($21M), “Crawl” ($11M) and “Stuber” ($8M). It will also top the $44 million second weekend of 2017’s ‘Homecoming’ should the estimates hold.