The latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming was released today and excited fans have already begun dissecting the latest preview for clues and Easter eggs. Eagle-eyed Twitter user mjsamps spotted one Easter egg that was later confirmed by director Jon Watts to be a nod to the first comic book appearance of the film’s antagonist, The Vulture.
The Easter egg appears during the ferry sequence where a licence plate reading SM2-0563 appears on one of the vehicles featured in the background. Fans may recognize those numbers as a reference to The Vultures first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #2, which was published on May, 1963.
You can spot the Easter egg and read Jon Watts’ confirmation in the posts below!
— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) March 28, 2017
— Jon Watts (@jnwtts) March 28, 2017
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.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.