Spider-Man: Homecoming Had a Captain America: The First Avenger Easter Egg
Spider-Man: Homecoming was a great entry for the wall-crawler in the MCU, and the great thing about the film was that it did not waste any time upon showing people what they already know. Spider-Man came with a pre murdered Uncle Ben and Spidey was already bitten by a Radioactive Spider and he had a great adventure with the Avengers just before the film. Also, Iron Man and Captain America had short roles in the film which were liked by the fans.
While Tony acted as a mentor to young Peter Parker, Cap only had a cameo through a few tape recordings that he may have presumably done after the events of the first Avengers. Marvel even tricked the audiences using Captain America at the end to teach us the importance of being very patient in our lives! But if you thought, that was the only thing related to Captain America in the entire film, then you totally thought wrong!
The movie actually hid an Easter Egg from the first Captain America movie in plain sight and it completely went unnoticed by the fans. Right towards the end, the final battle of the film between Vulture and Spidey takes place at Coney Islands beside the infamous Roller Coaster. Well, that wasn’t the only reference to the old “Cyclone” Roller Coaster as Captain America: The First Avenger also saw Bucky and Cap talking about their adventurous ride on the Cyclone. A fan on Reddit noticed this reference, and he spotted the very thin line of connection between The First Avenger and Homecoming. Have a look:
Spider-Man’s fight with Vulture ends with him on the same roller coaster that made Cap throw up. from marvelstudios
It is great to see that a Roller Coaster has actually been in New York for more than 80 years. It was built back in 1927, so naturally, Steve and Bucky going over there does feel plausible. Other than that, there was yet another connection of this movie with the first Captain America film as it actually had common actor was played different roles in both these films.
Actor Kenneth Choi who played the Principal of Peter Parker’s school played a companion of Cap in the Second World War who went by the name of Jim Morita. That was another shenanigan that Marvel pulled off casting the same actor for multiple roles. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Strange also played Dormammu in the MCU. There are other actors who have also played multiple roles in 2 different projects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Homecoming was actually the best Spider-Man movie ever. It was above the clichés of the previous Spider-Men. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker was actually a believable character than the other two Spider-Men we have seen on the big screen.
Both Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield were old to play teenagers, and this time Marvel actually brought in an actor who totally fit into the whole teenager persona and also had a great physique and skill to play the character. He actually did quite a lot of his stunts on his own. Also, the advancements of the suit that Tony gave Peter were remarkable to see.
This movie was pretty inspiring, especially for the young generation that the film was targeted at. It was a massive critical success and at the Box Office it brought in a total of $890 Million. Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Here’s the official Synopsis of the film.
“A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.”