Donald Glover as Aaron Davis

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ set up a lot of threads to be picked up in a sequel, but very few of those starting points had any bearing in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.  For starters, the first movie set up the possible introduction of The Scorpion as the main villain of the sequel, and the return of The Vulture, who had the rare knowledge that Spider-Man was secretly Peter Parker.  Neither of those villains popped up in ‘Far From Home’.  And another character that did not appear was Aaron Davis, who made a cameo in the first film, portrayed by Donald Glover.


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According to screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, there were plans for another cameo, but it didn’t work in the overall film.:

McKenna: We definitely considered that. We definitely thought, “How great it would be to bring back Aaron Davis again.” Other considerations come in. 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.


Sommers: 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.

Aaron Davis’ very existence opens up a world of possibilities, as in the comics and in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, he is the villain The Prowler and the uncle of Miles Morales.  The presence of Glover’s Davis implies that Miles is part of the film universe as well.  He even referenced having a nephew in ‘Homecoming’.

While ‘Far From Home’ was set mainly in Europe, by the end, Peter was back in Queens.  If he remains there in the third movie, it’s possible that we could once again see Aaron Davis, The Scorpion, The Vulture, and possibly even be introduced to a live-action version of Miles Morales.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter