The Marvel Movies are known to be very good at hiding multiple comic book references within their movies. They have done it so beautifully so many times that we could not be more proud to call ourselves Marvel fans. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has Easter eggs that might number in hundreds given the fact that it has had around two dozen movies with more in the pipeline. But did you know that even before the MCU began with Iron Man in 2008, Marvel had already gifted Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 movie with multiple Easter Eggs the realities of which we are only getting to know more than a decade later! Presenting – Amazing (& almost invisible) Easter-Egg in Spider-Man 3 finally found after 13 years!!
In 2007, Sam Raimi gave a fitting end to the renowned Spider-Man trilogy with Spider-Man 3, the last movie starring Tobey Maguire as the titular character. This has gone on to prove that even before the Marvel Cinematic Universe made it a thing, comic book references and Easter Eggs had already become a recurring pop culture phenomenon in the superhero genre.
Spider-Man 3 is widely considered to be the weakest link in the Spider-Man trilogy. It had very little substance and too much usage and reliance over CGI, and as a result, the plot was paper-thin and the character development of Peter Parker, which Sam Raimi had done a splendid job with up until Spider-Man 2, took a major stab in the back. But in terms of piquing the fans’ curiosity, Spider-Man 3 still holds the topmost rank. The fact that Sam Raimi managed to hide a comic book Easter Egg within the movie for a period of more than a decade proves it beyond doubt.
In Spider-Man 3, a particular scene shows Peter Parker’s right hand showcasing a rather peculiar looking scar. See for yourself.
If you see it, you know what we mean. The scar is none other than the radioactive Spider bite that gave Peter Parker all his powers. It is what made Spider-Man. The scar is basically a shout out at the very first Spider-Man movie. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy holds a special place in our hearts and the fact that even after so many years there are little details like these that still surprise us means that our respect for Sam Raimi has gone a little higher today.
This is exactly why Directors should be given creative freedom to end what they had begun. Christopher Nolan and Sam Raimi gave the world its two greatest superhero trilogies – the Dark Knight trilogy and the Spider-Man trilogy respectively. If only Zack Snyder would have been given the same amount of leg space, things could have been so much different. Meanwhile, several rumors of a supposed Spider-Man 3 movie for the MCU featuring Tom Holland have surfaced online. Can Tom Holland’s latest venture as the wall-crawling superhero top the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy?
The Last Solo Marvel movie to be released under the Disney banner is Spider-Man: Far From Home. The movie was released on the 28th of June, 2019. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Peter Parker’s relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up in his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. The world is in danger as four massive elemental creatures — each representing Earth, air, water and fire — emerge from a hole torn in the universe. Parker soon finds himself donning the Spider-Man suit to help Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio stop the evil entities from wreaking havoc across the continent.
Avengers: Endgame released on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been released and it states:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”