The internet is obsessed with the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer that came out yesterday. It revealed quite a lot of details about the upcoming films, but thankfully, we did not get anything from Avengers: Endgame. While the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer has us asking many questions, there were actually quite a lot of Easter Eggs to spot as well.
Right in the beginning of the trailer, we got two Easter Eggs which tell us some things that people may have been wondering for a long time. More often than not, these MCU movies find a way to tell us in which year the protagonists that we are following were born, or what their actual birth date is. Well, Spider-Man: Far From Home does that in a pretty funny way as we get a look at Peter Parker’s Passport in the MCU.
The funny thing about this passport may be the photo that it uses where Tom Holland looks all fuzzy and shocked. This could actually be one of Tom Holland’s original photo and not be taken specifically for the purpose of use in Spider-Man: Far From Home. But the big detail that we take from the passport is the date of birth. Now we officially know that we can with Pete on August 10.
Now while you may think that this is just a mere Birthdate for the films, but it is never this simple with Marvel movies. There are Easter Eggs hidden within Easter Eggs, and August 10 is actually the publication date of Amazing Fantasy #15 and #SpiderMan’s official comic book anniversary.
Another key detail we get to know from the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer is the confirmation that Uncle Ben exists in the MCU. Spider-Man: Homecoming only teased that Pete has lost his Uncle since Aunt May was living alone. The story came with a pre-murdered Uncle Ben, and still managed to mark a pretty good origin for Spider-Man. Uncle Ben wasn’t even name-dropped in the previous film. The previous two attempts of Sony at Spider-Man may have overused Uncle Ben, which is why Marvel wants to stay as far as they can from him.
But it is good that we do get to see a little Easter Egg teasing his involvement in the MCU. Right as Peter was packing his bag to leave for Europe, the camera focuses on the suitcase that Pete closes. There we find “BFP” written. This had me call it out loud, “Ben Freakin’ Parker!” Only I didn’t use freakin’.
While it is a cool little Easter Egg, we never really knew that Uncle Ben also had a middle name. But it is apparent that he would be named after American founding father Benjamin Franklin, so the full name of Uncle Ben would be Benjamin “Ben” Franklin Parker.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be a refreshing film after the insane events of Avengers 4. Here’s what Kevin Feige said about the film earlier this year:
“Much like Ant-Man, there are things that people know about that movie, which is a great deal of the movie: the villain of the movie, the storyline of the film, that we’re shooting in Europe and that Peter Parker goes on continuing that [Captain America: Civil War] was a big giant super hero class movie. The fall out of that in Homecoming was John Hughes and him going to his high school. So that’s what’s fun to us about the Spider-Man movies. And again going from Infinity War to Ant-Man and the Wasp, the tonal shift. So, there’s a lot of fun stuff. How it connects, where it connects, when it takes place, very similar to Ant-Man and the Wasp in that we’re not gonna say right now.
Here’s the official Synopsis of Spider-Man: Far From Home:
“Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”