We take stock of all the “new” Spider-Man: No Way Home – The More Fun Stuff Version, the long version of the movie Marvel by Jon Watts.
Too happy to prolong the success of Spider-Man: No Way HomeMarvel theatrically released the extended version of the film “The More Fun Stuff Version” which, as its name suggests, only has new jokes, initially cut during editing and therefore of little interest, to offer to the public. Large Screen therefore took its courage in both hands to take stock of the additional ten minutes scattered in the feature film.
One of the main changes of this new version is its introduction, in which Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire participate in a zoom meeting and thank fans for their support and reception of the film (now that their presence is no longer a secret). The sequence ends with Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire telling Andrew Garfield that they love him. If that’s honestly not cute.
New shots and dialogues have also been added before the final battle against the group of villains, the three superheroes discussing their web throwing – in particular the operation of those of Peter de Maguire – and their career. Andrew Garfield’s Spidey says he wishes he had done some things differently and Maguire’s says he wishes he had a second chance. Andrew Garfield then offers to retrieve their phone number after the fight to stay in touch.
“We’re all in this together”
The Damage Control interrogation scene at the start of the film has also been lengthened. Agent Cleary (Arian Moayed) asks Peter to explain the events of Homecoming, specifically the ferry and Washington Monument incident, to which Peter replies that Spider-Man never meant to cause any damage. The passage of Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) was also a little longer, the latter complaining about her conditions of detention.
By extension, Matt Murduck (Charlie Cox) also has one more scene. Happy (Jon Favreau) hired him as a lawyer after Damage Control asked him if he had anything to do with the Stark Industries theft. During his interrogation, Happy is distracted by a notification from his phone that tells him that the bad guys, May and Peter are in his apartment. Matt then asks him to stop sweating so much, revealing another of his super senses.
Just before that, the public is treated to a new shot where Peter, Aunt May, Electro, Doctor Octopus, Norman Osborn and the Sandman are in an elevator. The excitement has come to a climax.
While waiting for the Disney + series, we are satisfied with the crumbs
PETER PARKER UNMASKED
Another addition is the cameo of Harry Holland, Tom Holland’s little brother. He thus plays a thief whom Spider-Man catches up with at the beginning of the film, which attracts passers-by who begin to debate his age, the merits of his actions and even think he is in cahoots with the thief. The valve is mainly based on its meta aspect, Tom Holland swearing not to know his brother (which he disputes) before being sprayed with green paint by another passerby.
The extended version also added a few short scenes and lines of dialogue as Peter goes back to school. There is in particular a harassment scene that takes place during his gym class. Coach Wilson (Hannibal Buress), who hates Spider-Man, and other students push him to climb a wall in the gymnasium, which he ends up doing before being mocked and insulted.
The More Fun Stuff Version also gives J. Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons) new short lines, such as when he asks an electrician to testify on his show about the damage caused by Spider-Man during his fight against Electro and the Sandman during which he had to rip out the power lines. The electrician describes the enemies of the superhero, but Jameson does not believe him and asks him if he has been drinking.
He still hasn’t digested the cancellation of Batgirl
The longest, but not the most important, additions concern the report by Betty Brant (Angourie Rice)who interviews students like Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori) and Ned (Jacob Batalon), but also teachers, like Mr. Harrington, Coach Wilson and Mr. Dell to whom she asks questions about what they think of Mysterio’s plots“. She also asks Peter what he would say to the spider that bit him if he could talk to her. Peter replies that he would thank her for giving him these powers. All without any drugs.
The real star of this new version
Finally, the last big change takes place during the post-credits scene. Instead of showing the trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessthe scene is a montage by Betty Brant of photos and videos taken during their high school years. It traces the events of Homecoming (with a look at the character of Liz played by Laura Harrier) and far from home, but Peter is not visible anywhere, everyone having forgotten his existence. This is perhaps the most significant and least funny addition of any new version, as it intensifies the bittersweet and nostalgic note on which the story concluded. We can therefore say that The More Fun Stuff Version saved the best for last, even if you have to endure the more than 2h30 of film before.