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You Probably Missed The Most Exciting Easter Egg In "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

Spoilers ahead for those who haven't had a chance to check out the film.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland as the iconic web-slinger, made its highly anticipated debut over the weekend.

The film, which hasn't even been out for a full week, has already brought in more than $257 million worldwide.

In Homecoming, viewers first meet Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) when he tries to buy black market weapons from two henchmen of Adrian Toomes/Vulture (Michael Keaton).

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Spider-Man — who'd hidden from sight to observe the criminals showing off their product — eventually emerges and begins to fight with the men, leading to an elaborate chase scene.

Later in the movie, Spider-Man has another encounter with Aaron, where our hero corners the habitual offender in a parking garage and tries to intimidate him with a distorted voice that sounds a lot like Batman's.

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The scene is actually really important, not only because Aaron gives Spider-Man details about what Vulture plans to do next — he's apparently had a change of heart about the villain's high-powered, illegal weapons — but also because...

Though it's unclear what the Homecoming mention means for the future of Miles Morales in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's definitely cool that Glover was the one to seemingly introduce the character, especially given his history with Marvel.

Glover was part of a social media campaign in 2010, fueled by fans, to get him to play the next Spider-Man, but the role went to Andrew Garfield. Glover also voiced Miles Morales in the animated Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man.

So...unfortunately, Glover didn't become the next Spider-Man, but his small role in Homecoming could be a jumping-off point for the MCU to be even more inclusive when it comes to PoC superheroes.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Sony and Marvel about Miles Morales' potential inclusion in the MCU.

Michael Blackmon is an entertainment writer with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Michael Blackmon at michael.blackmon@buzzfeed.com.

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