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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Easter Eggs You Probably Didn’t See

Spider-Man: Homecoming is full of Easter eggs, planted by Marvel Studios, that range from strategic nods to source material, to throwback references from older movies, to the foreshadowing of important plot points that have yet to come. Did you catch all of the new Spider-Man Easter eggs?

Marvel Studios is famous for leaving clever Easter eggs in all of their films. Comic Book suggested that Spider-Man: Homecoming might have more Easter eggs than any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film also features many familiar elements that were established in other Marvel films like Avengers and Iron Man.

The new Spider-Man film contains multiple references to different Spider-Man comics, movies, and characters.

Damage Control

Damage Control is a cult-classic comic book by Ernie Colon and the late Dwayne McDuffie, who have a humorous take on the Marvel Universe through the eyes of a repair firm that cleaned up the mess after superheroes battled it out.

Tony Stark and Wilson Fisk established Damage Control in the comics, which was one of the few times that Iron Man and Kingpin got along and worked together for the greater good.

In the films, Tony Stark established the government-sanctioned superhero cleanup crew. Both the comic book and film versions of Damage Control are run by Anne Marie Hoag.

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Anne Marie Hoag has a short feature in the opening scenes of Spider-Man: Homecoming, played by Tyne Daly.

Hoag shut down Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) cleanup operation following the Avengers’ Battle of New York.

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Heroes on the school walls

Peter Parker attends the Midtown School of Science and Technology.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter arrives at school and is asked to build a new LEGO Death Star with Ned. The camera briefly pans across a mural in the high school that featured Einstein, Howard Stark, and Erskine.

Howard Stark is the father of Tony Stark, who established S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Erskine was the one to perfect the Super Soldier formula and created Captain America.

Later during the film, Peter Parker is in science class and the classroom is decorated with pictures of great scientific minds, including Bruce Banner.

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A sign at the school also said that it was established in 1962, which is the same year that Amazing Fantasy #15 was released in stores. Amazing Fantasy #15 was Spider-Man’s first appearance.

Familiar classmates, teacher, and principal

Betty Brant was one apparent member of Peter Parker’s class that had a major presence in the comic books. However, the film also included some less obvious classmates, teachers, and even the principal that were from the comics, Variety reported.

Abe, played by Abraham Attah, is one of Peter’s teammates at the academic decathlon and could be Abe Brown a.k.a. the Black Tiger.

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Another classmate, Liz Allan’s friend, Cindy (Tiffany Espensen), might be Cindy Moon a.k.a Silk.

Martin Starr has starred in Marvel films before as a computer lab tech at Culver University in The Incredible Hulk. Starr plays Parker’s teacher in Spider-Man: Homecoming, so he could have easily graduated and become a teacher in New York City.

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Kenneth Choi plays Peter’s principal at Midtown School of Science and Technology. If the name “Principal Morita” rings a bell, that’s because he was the grandson of one of the Howling Commandos from Captain America: The First Avenger.

Jim Morita fought with Captain American in World War II. His photo is on display in Principal Morita’s office when Parker has a meeting with him.

License plates

Spider-Man: Homecoming has a few familiar license plate references in the film. Marvel gives a nod to Miles Morales’ first issue of the comic book series, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1, with the license plate on the criminal’s car that read, “UCS-M01.”

Spider-Man confronts the Vulture later in the film, along with the Shocker and their goons on the ferry. One of the license plates read, “SM2-0563,” which is a reference to The Vulture and the Tinkerer’s comic book debut in Amazing Spider-Man #2, which was released in May of 1963.

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Did you catch any other Easter eggs in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Let us know in the comments section below.

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