Spider-Man: Homecoming is hands-down the best Spider-Man film, which is not surprising as the Webslinger is now in the very capable hands of Marvel Studios. And of course, like all comic book movies, there is no shortage of Easter eggs in Spider-Man: Homecoming. And the references are not just to the source material, but to the larger MCU, and there are even a couple references to the previous Spidey movies.
Now that your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has been added to the MCU, they've got some catching up to do in terms of fully integrating him. While it might seem a little heavy-handed at the outset, Homecoming quickly figures out how to balance a solo Spider-Man film while still flawlessly connecting his story to the larger universe. And it is flawless.
Take a look at the most noteworthy Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter eggs. Oh, and, just so you know, Stan Lee isn't in here. Because that one's a bit on the nose.
Miles Morales's UnclePhoto: Marvel Studios
A few years back, Donald Glover campaigned pretty passionately to play Miles Morales, a new Spider-Man as of 2011. Well, Donald came close. He got the role of Aaron Davis, Miles Morales's uncle. He even references having a nephew in the movie. Does that mean we'll see Miles at some point in the MCU?!
Another interesting tidbit about Aaron Davis is that in the books, he's a villain who goes by the name of the Prowler. That's why Aaron's interest is piqued when he's buying illegal weapons and some advanced climbing equipment is on the menu.Is this cool?
MegingjörðPhoto: Marvel Comics
Megawhoosawhat?! Megingjörð. You know, Thor's magic belt. Happy Hogan is transporting some high-value items via cargo plane in Homecoming, and double checks to see if "Meg-- Meg-- Thor's magic belt" is on board. This belt has the power to double Thor's strength. So it's kind of a big deal.Is this cool?
Karen, Peter's J.A.R.V.I.S.Photo: Marvel Studios
Once Ned disables the "Training Wheels Protocol" from Peter's suit, he discovers that it has an AI just like Tony's Iron Man suits. Pete hilariously dubs his AI Karen, who is voiced by Jennifer Connelly. Why is this interesting? Because in real life she's married to Paul Bettany, who of course voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. and now plays the Vision.Is this cool?
The ScorpionPhoto: Marvel Comics
One of Toomes's nefarious associates is Mac Gargan, or the Scorpion, as is apparent by the scorpion tattoo on his neck. What's particularly notable about him is that, along with the Vulture, he is a member of (one iteration of) the Sinister Six, and given that he mentions friends who are interested in taking down Spidey as well, he could very well be alluding to other future supervillains. A Sinister Six movie has been in Sony's sights for years, and we may finally have the foundation for one.Is this cool?