7. “TASM143” License Plate
Shorty before Peter and MJ share their first kiss on the bridge after his battle with Mysterio and the enormous cyclone illusion, an overturned car can be seen with a license plate that reads “TASM143.” Although we can’t be certain, we’re pretty sure this is a reference to The Amazing Spider-Man No. 143, published in April 1975.
In that particular issue, Peter and MJ kiss for the first time, a romantic moment Marvel Comics had been building up to for years. After the kiss, Parker travels to Paris and takes on the villain known as Cyclone, a disgraced N.A.T.O engineer with the ability to summon high-velocity winds using his special mechanical suit. The story was written by Gerry Conway and illustrated by Ross Andru.
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6. Who Is Brad Davis?
Australian actor Remi Hii, best known for playing Jingoism in Netflix’s Marco Polo and Alistair Cheng in Crazy Rich Asians, plays Brad Davis in Far From Home, one of Peter’s fellow classmates and potential rival to MJ’s love. In the comics, Davis makes his first and only appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man No. 188, a story that features MJ going on a cruise with Davis – star quarterback at Empire State University – while she and Parker are on break.
Although Davis’ existence in the comics was shortlived, something tells us director Jon Watts has more villainous plans for Hii’s character in future installments.
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5. Was That A Nova Reference?
While browsing the in-flight entertainment for something to watch during the flight to Europe, Peter scrolls past movies titled The Snap and Finding Wakanda before landing on a Nova movie, which caught out attention because Nova has been long rumored for the MCU’s Phase 4 plans. Given the success and connection to Captain Marvel, it makes a lot of sense, especially with many of the former Avengers unable to answer the call.
In the somewhat popular Ultimate Spider-Man series (2012-2017), Spider-Man is offered a chance to lead a team of up-and-coming Avengers that consists of Nova, White Tiger, Iron Fist, and Power Man. Although we doubt Marvel Studios is using the show as a reference, watching Nova and Spidey banter and compete for leadership is entertaining and might provide a glimpse into the future of the Avengers.
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