If you’ve watched Spider-Man: Homecoming, you’ll have probably enjoyed it as much as we did.
It offered a pretty solid introduction for our new Spider-Man, Tom Holland, into the Marvel universe, setting up his relationship with Tony Stark pretty nicely ahead of Infinity War.
Obviously Marvel are the kings of slipping in hidden little snippets to their movies, though the ‘secret’ sequences that take place after the credits finish rolling aren’t quite the ‘secret’ they used to be.
However one insanely eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted something in Spider-Man: Homecoming that none of us would ever have expected.
Reddit username by the name of r/marvelstudios found this possible Batman Easter egg in Spider-Man: HC! pic.twitter.com/N8aV62fsHb
— Ellis Webb Jr. (@ItsyoboiWebb) August 15, 2018
Could it be? Would Marvel actually feature a *shudders* DC character in one of their movies?
I mean, when you think about it, it’s quite clearly Michael Keaton as Vulture but there’s no arguing that the shadowed figure does look A LOT like Batman.
Perhaps the idea that the clip could have been a nod to Batman isn’t so farfetched after all. Tom Holland had previously spoken about the Batman nuggets that were thrown around the set of the film, saying:
“There’s a great scene – it’s not in the movie, it was cut short – where I carry the Vulture out of the flames when he nearly dies and I rescue him.
“I lay him down on the sand and he says, I think the line was ‘Why did you save me?’ And I’m like, ‘Because I’m Spider-Man,’ and then he goes, ‘But I’m Batman!’”
“I will never forget that. He was amazing to work with. Terrifying. That scene we shot in the car was so stressful, was so unbelievably stressful, and we shot it for a whole day and as soon as you’d call ‘cut’ he was like the nicest guy ever and you’d be talking about whatever, but then you’d call ‘action’ and he would sort of become this villain and I’d be like, ‘Okay, cut!’ But it was amazing to work with him.”