Marvel dropped not one, but two trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming last night and all-in-all, it looks like a fun, youthful take on the classic superhero. Of course, a Marvel trailer release wouldn’t be complete without a look at some of the Easter eggs hidden away in two minutes of movie footage, so that’s what we’re doing now!
Overall, there aren’t that many good Easter eggs in either trailer, but the ones that are there are pretty great. Here’s a few of the ones you may not have caught:
Early in the trailer when Peter is crawling on his bedroom ceiling in his Spider-Man suit, we get a good look at some of the objects in his room and two in particular stand out. The first is a New York Mets flag sporting Mike Plazza’s name, which confirms once-and-for-all that Parker is a Mets fan because of course he is. The other item worth taking note of is the AT-AT model sitting on a shelf, a clever nod to Peter’s Empire Strikes Back-themed moment in Captain America: Civil War. Jeez, the set designers in the MCU really have their work cut out for them in trying to keep a handle on the whole shared movie universe thing.
Spidey’s Science Shirt
In the trailer, we see Peter wearing a T-shirt with a science joke on it; nothing out of the ordinary, right? Peter Parker’s kind of a nerd, so of course he would wear a T-shirt with a science gag on it. However, as pointed out by Twitter user @LetsRabbit [via ScreenRant], this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe wear that shirt. In Iron Man 3, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) can be spotted wearing the same T-Shirt to bed. While it’s possible that Peter is actually wearing Pepper’s shirt — maybe he needs to borrow one after spending the night at Avengers HQ? — it’s more likely that this is just a nerdy connection the filmmakers threw in.
The Shocker’s Gang
The Shocker is featured much more prominently in the international trailer than the U.S. one, but there’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot in both trailers of a couple members of the minor Spider-Man villain’s gang testing out some weapon tech. The guy on the right is actually dressed similarly to the Shocker, which is a bit odd considering Bokeem Woodbine is confirmed to be playing the character, but you may recognize the man on his left as being Donald Glover, who actually came close to playing Spider-Man in the Amazing Spider-Man films before Andrew Garfield was cast. Glover’s character is still shrouded in secrecy and this brief shot really doesn’t confirm anything other that he is linked in some way to the Shocker’s gang. Interesting …
It’s Bruce Banner!
The below shot of Peter Parker’s classroom actually has two different Easter eggs in it. The first is Flash Thompson, Peter’s high school tormentor who can be seen giving Peter a serious dose of side-eye on the right. However, the real standout is the series of photos of historically important scientists hanging at the front of the classroom. On the far right, that’s none other than Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk; a cool touch that shows how significant Banner is within the larger Marvel universe. Hopefully, if Banner ever finds his way back to Earth, he and Peter can have a moment to geek out together, science style.
Well, that’s about it. You probably don’t need us to point out obvious things like Mr. Spidey goes to Washington (although that’s certainly an interesting development; what is he doing there?). Oh and as cool as it is to see Robert Downey Jr. get such a sizable role here, we really hope Chris Evans shows up for a Steve Rogers cameo at some point, if only so we can see Peter hit it off with his fellow Queens native when the two aren’t fighting each other.