4 surprises we learned from the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer
From an Einstein cameo to a "Star Wars" reference, here are the little secrets we spotted in the new trailer.
The first official trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" has dropped and, as our ever-growing list of rumors has hinted all along, is shaping up to be one of the best films of 2017.
Helmed by director Jon Watts and produced by Israeli-American Avi Arad and American Amy Pascal, this latest incarnation of the web slinger is promising to not only ramp up the action, but also tickle the funny bone. Actor Tom Holland, who briefly goes shirtless in the trailer to show off his physical transformation for Spidey, increasingly looks ever-part the role. The mentorship offered by Tony Stark, played by actor Robert Downey Jr., continues to offer comedy gold, while Michael Keaton's "Vulture" villain looks like a formidable big bad.
Check out the trailer below and then scroll down to see some of the hidden "easter egg" moments you may have missed.
1. Peter's 'Gallery of Scientists' in the classroom includes one surprise addition
One of the many "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" moments comes when Peter's teacher inquires whether or not he's paying attention. Just behind her, a gallery of the world's greatest scientific minds stretches above the chalkboard. In addition to such historic greats like German-born American physicist Albert Einstein and French chemist Marie Curie, the far right of the collage also includes a picture of the fictional American physicist Bruce Banner.
In the Marvel comics, Banner makes his early mark on the world with a number of breakthroughs in the study of gamma radiation. This same research would one day accidentally transform him into the powerful green-skinned humanoid known as "The Hulk."
2. Tony Stark's father has a wall cameo as well
Einstein's influence on pop culture continues in this scene with Peter moving through the halls of his high school. The famous physicist's white hair and bushy eyebrows can clearly be made out on the right side of this shot. Sharing the scene on the left hand-side is none other than Howard Stark, the famous father of Tony Stark (aka, Iron Man).
The elder Stark was widely considered a genius, participating not only in the Manhattan project that helped to create the atomic bomb, but also inventing a number of groundbreaking technologies. While his appearance in the Marvel films is generally reserved for cameos or flashback moments, he did share the small screen during the short-lived television series "Agent Carter."
3. 'Star Wars' references galore
Is Peter Parker a bonafide "Star Wars" geek? Judging by the items scattered around his room, the answer is a resounding yes.
Not only do we see his best friend Ned, played by actor Jacob Batalon, drop and destroy a beautiful LEGO Death Star, but there's also the nose of an X-Wing, as well as action figures, present in the background.
So yeah, much like the rest of the world, Spider-Man is just as a eager to see "Rogue One" and the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VIII" as the rest of us.
4. A familiar t-shirt
As one Twitter user keenly observed, Peter Parker is wearing the exact same shirt as Pepper Potts from "Iron Man 3." The hilarious shirt is clearly a favorite in the Marvel universe.
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