Watching Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel fans probably caught a sly reference to one of the brand's most popular young heroes in the middle of the movie - specifically with the introduction of the character played by Donald Glover. I am, of course, referring to the movie's nod to Miles Morales a.k.a. the other Spider-Man in the comics... but that actually isn't the only Easter Egg related to the younger webslinger. Just take a look at the still below:
What you see above is a still from the end credits of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and as pointed out by a Reddit user, the big mask in the background looks a hell of a lot like the mask worn by Miles Morales in the comics (specifically black with red web lines). It's probably not any kind of hint that we will see Morales in next Spidey movie, but it is a nice little treat for fans to find.
For those unfamiliar with Miles Morales and the costume he wears, you can catch a peek at it below:
Miles Morales was first introduced into Marvel Comics in 2011 - though he was part of what was called the Ultimate Universe at the time - a universe separate from the "normal" one where most heroes came from (also known as Earth-616). At the time, the Ultimate version of Peter Parker sacrificed his life to save Aunt May, and Miles stepped up to replace him as New York's Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man - having also been bitten by a radioactive spider. Since then, Earth-616 and the Ultimate Universe have collided and united, meaning that Peter and Miles co-exist.
As for the nod in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Donald Glover plays Aaron Davis, who is an important character in Miles Morales' life. The movie version of Davis even vaguely references him, noting during an interrogation with Tom Holand's Spider-Man that he has a nephew who lives in the city (which makes him less willing to put crazy powerful weapons on the street). Because of this, we now know that Miles Morales exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though obviously he hasn't appeared just yet.
Of course, we will soon be seeing a big screen version of Miles Morales - just not in live-action form. The character is at the center of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, the animated movie that will be hitting theaters this December. You can watch the amazing trailer for the movie below!
While waiting for that movie, fans can catch the Miles Morales Easter Eggs and many more in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is available on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD. And for the latest updates about the wallcrawler in the MCU, be sure to stay tuned here on CinemaBlend.
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