Almost a year after Spider-Man: Homecoming hit theaters, one fan has found another Miles Morales easter egg in the movie. Marking the first standalone film featuring Tom Holland's version of the friendly neighborhood superhero, following a brief but effective introduction in Captain America: Civil War, the project is also the first collaborating effort between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment after inking a historic deal that would allow the character to join the MCU.
Director Jon Watts' contribution to the MCU already has a known Miles Morales nod with the introduction of Donald Glover's Aaron Davis, Miles' uncle who eventually assumes the identity of villain Prowler in the comic books. However, apparently, this isn't the only reference to the Brian Michael Bendis' creation in Homecoming.
Reddit user 1800DESOLATE spotted a Miles Morales nod during Spider-Man: Homecoming's credits sequence. The specific frame for Watts' directorial credit features Spider-Man's iconic mask in the background. But as it turns out, zooming out the screen's perspective reveals Miles Morales' black and red mask layered behind Peter Parker's. Check it out below:
The easter egg may just be a fun nod to Miles, but with the introduction of Aaron in the film, fans are confident that a set-up for Miles Morales will happen in the future, especially if he's able to take over Tom Holland's Spider-Man. After all, Marvel Studios has been known for subtly planting plot seeds in their films with the promise of a narrative pay-off down the line. While it's uncertain how Miles' potential MCU appearance will affect Peter's place in the shared universe, some fans are arguing that it could be very well possible that the two iterations of the web-slinging superhero can co-exist in the franchise.
If Marvel Studios decides to tackle both Peter and Miles' iterations of Spider-Man at the same time, they would be the second studio to do that on the big screen. Sony Pictures' forthcoming animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to bring different incarnations of the character - including Peter and Miles - onto the silver screen. The Phil Lord and Chris Miller-produced project, however, won't have any connections to the other Spider-Man movies.
However it pans out, things will likely clear up once people learn more about Aaron Davis' future in the MCU. It's safe to say that considering MCU's casting of such a well-known actor like Glover to play Miles' uncle, Kevin Feige has a specific plan for that character. The reported casting of Jake Gyllenhaal as the main antagonist, Mysterio, for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 could be an indication of a version of the Sinister Six with Aaron's Prowler, alongside Michael Keaton's Adrian Toomes aka Vulture (who is expected to return in the sequel) and Michael Mando's Mac Gargan aka Scorpion.
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