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    Posted on Jul 13, 2017

    19 Easter Eggs You Missed The First Time You Saw "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

    Did you catch all the connections to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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    1. The truth behind Donald Glover's character.

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    Glover plays a character named Aaron Davis. In the comics, Davis is a thief who uses a high-tech costume to steal things as a villain-turned-hero called Prowler. There's a small nod to it in the movie when Davis becomes interested when Toomes' crew talks about their "climbing equipment," which is similar to what his character uses.

    2. The reference to his nephew is even more important.


    Davis also refers to his nephew, who lives in the same neighborhood. In the comics, his nephew is Mile Morales, who eventually assumes the identity of Spider-Man.

    3. The chase scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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    The scene in which Spider-Man chases some thieves through a neighborhood is a tribute to the cult classic: Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In fact, at one point during the pursuit someone can be seen watching the movie.

    4. Karen's voice.

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    Spider-Man's costume comes with its own artificial intelligence called Karen, which is voiced by Jennifer Connelly. In real life, the actress is married to Paul Bettany, who plays the voices of J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision.

    5. The school director is connected with Captain America.


    Actor Kenneth Choi played Jim Morita, part of the Howling Commandos, in Captain America: The First Avenger. In Spider-Man he plays Principal Morita, who is actually a descendant of his former character. He even has pictures of his relative in the office.

    6. The scene with the beams.


    This scene is a tribute to one of the most iconic covers from the Amazing Spider-Man comics. Just like in the movie, Spider-Man feels defeated as he is caught up by the beams, but he's able to escape thanks to his strength and determination.

    7. The robbery scene was also in the comics.


    More precisely in Ultimate Spider-Man #42.

    8. Tony Stark's engagement ring.


    At the end of the movie, Happy Hogan says he has been carrying Pepper's engagement ring since 2008. It's a reference to the first Iron Man movie, which came out in 2008.

    9. MJ and Mary Jane.

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    At the end of the movie, Michelle (played by Zendaya) says that she prefers to be called MJ. This may be a reference to Mary Jane Watson from the comics, who is Peter Parker's love interest throughout most of the comic's history. Producer Kevin Feige has clarified that Michelle is NOT Mary Jane, but this little easter egg might be setting up a future dynamic with Peter.

    10. The school for super smart people.

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    The school Peter attends is for promising young people who, as you can see in the movie, stand out from the crowd. For this reason, the school is full of monuments and memorials to the greatest minds in the Marvel Universe. At some point you can see a picture of Bruce Banner in the background, and Tony Stark's father, Howard, can be seen in a mural.

    11. The Schocker costume.


    Two different characters play the super-villain Shocker in this film, and even though neither of them dons his iconic costume from the comics, there are some similarities, including the quilted yellow sleeves. In the movie, it's explained that the sleeves insulate the wearer, preventing electrical shock, but it's likely a sly nod to the comic book outfit.

    12. Another classic Spider-Man villain appears hiding in plain sight.

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    The creator of Toomes' costume looks like any other normal dude, but in reality he is a super-villain from the Spider-Man comics. Phineas Mason is also known as Tinkerer, and he has created several different weapons and accessories used to attack the arachnid hero in the comics.

    13. Scorpion's appearance


    One of Spider-Man's iconic nemeses, Scorpion, appears in the film, most notably in the post-credits scene.

    14. References to Star Wars.

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    Peter Parker has already referenced the Star Wars movie in Captain America: Civil War, but in Homecoming you can make out several toys and action figures from the franchise in his bedroom. (Not to mention the Death Star he wants to build with Ned.)

    15. The Damage Control team also exists in the comics.


    Their job is to clean up all the destruction caused by heroes and villains in the Marvel universe. ABC actually has a comedy TV series in development based on the team.

    16. Betty Brant, Peter's constant companion.


    In the movie, Betty appears as the editor of the school's newspaper, but in the comics, she works with the adult Peter Parker at the Daily Bugle. In fact, they even dated at one point.

    17. Toomes' materials.


    Toomes and his crew use salvaged materials to create their weapons and armor, as mentioned in the movie. But if you're really paying attention, you'll notice scraps from the Chitauri invasion in The Avengers, scraps from the crashed Triskelion in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Crossbone's gauntlets, which he lost in Captain America: Civil War, and scraps from Ultron's attack in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    18. Thor's belt.


    Among the artifacts being transported from the former Avengers Tower, Happy Hogan mentions "Thor's magic belt," which is actually Megingjörð, a belt Thor uses to increase his strength, both in the comics and in Norse mythology.

    19. And the prototype of Captain America's shield.


    A new prototype of Captain America's shield is also among the things that are being transported from the tower. In the comics, Captain America briefly experiments with a new shield made out of energy instead of a traditional metal shield.

    Now go see the movie again and make sure that you pay attention to all the references.


    This post was translated from Spanish.

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