Spoiler Alert: First thing first, this article contains some spoilers and you should only read it in case you have already watched the movie or fine with spoilers.
“Marvel has done it again!” I am sure that most of you might agree with this statement for Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie has been in conversation ever since the first trailer dropped.
The speculations of who is going to be in the film, what villains will be there and whatnot, everything has now come to end.
Spider-Man No Way Home Easter Eggs
Marvel has packed this film with numerous easter eggs and references and those are so amazing. From Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire reprising their roles to Spider-Man video game which came out in 2019, Spider-Man: No Way Home takes the game of easter eggs and references to a whole another level.
So without further ado, here is the list of references and easter eggs from Spider-Man: No Way Home that you might’ve missed while watching the movie.
Rogers: The Musical
Spider-Man: No Way Home begins where Spider-Man: Far From Home ended. We see Tom Holland’s Peter Parker terrified and shocked as his identity is no more a secret from the world.
As Peter and MJ swing through Times Square and Broadway, we can see the billboards for Rogers: The Musical, a musical dedicated to the memory of great Steve Rogers.
If you have watched Hawkeye’s episode 1 on Disney+ then you might’ve noticed it there too.
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Damage Control Department
If you’ve read comics, you might know about the Damage Control Department.
This organisation in MCU was founded by Tony Stark and has been active since the events of The Avengers took place.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, they are causing problems for Peter Parker as his identity is no longer a secret.
Official Confirmation on Daredevil
Marvel has finally pressed the confirm button on who the Daredevil aka Matt Murdock of Marvel Cinematic Universe will be, and it’s none other than Charlie Cox.
He appears in No Way Home as Spider-Man’s lawyer. This is also a nod to the comic, Amazing Spider-Man No. 219, in which Matt Murdock was Peter’s lawyer and tried to save him from jail time but couldn’t.
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A Nod to DITKO
All the comic book fans might have noticed the graffiti reading DITKO when MJ and Peter are seen relaxing on the roof of the school. Well, it is a homage to the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, Steve Ditko.
The creator’s style and vivid drawings inspired several villains too including Green Goblin, Electro, Doctor Octopus, and The Lizard. He is known for creating the most impactful and everlasting villains in the Spider-verse.
Cab No. 1228
A Marvel movie is incomplete without a Stan Lee mention, and the creators of Spider-Man: No Way Home kept this in mind.
In the movie, we see a Taxi No. 1228, which is a reference to Stan Lee’s birth date. Remember this date and don’t forget to wish the legend a happy birthday because without him nothing like Marvel would’ve existed.
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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
It’s hard to forget this quote from the original Spider-Man franchise featuring Toby Maguire. And, we know that Uncle Ben was the original person who said this in comics to Peter.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home things are a bit different and we see Aunt May saying this to Peter Parker in her final moments. However, her quote is a bit changed, she says, “With great power there must also come great responsibility.”
Stan Lee used the same mantra to close his first-ever Spider-Man comics so it’s great to see the inclusion of this iconic quote.
Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man Saves MJ
Well, to be honest, Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man may not be liked by a lot, but I loved and adored him. It was amazing that Marvel created an exact scene in No Way Home similar to Amazing Spider-Man 2 where Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man wasn’t able to save Gwen Stacy and she died.
The exact sound effects and almost a recreation is used, however this time, Andrew Garfield is able to save MJ before she hits the ground. It was a bittersweet moment and probably one of my favorites from the film.
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The Infamous Spider-Man Pointing Meme
Yes, you might have seen Spider-Man pointing at a fake one meme a million times.
Finally, Andrew Garfield, Toby Maguire, and Tom Holland recreate this iconic meme when Ned asks Peter to help in putting together a scientific experiment to get rid of villains.
Captain America and the Statue of Liberty
Well, the Statue of Liberty gets a makeover and we can see it in No Way Home. There’s an addition and that’s Captain America’s shield.
However, don’t get excited too much as it is destroyed when all three Spider-Man are fighting to get rid of the villains.
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The Spider-Man PS4 Game
Yes, not just movies and comics, but Spider-Man: No Way Home even references the 2019 PS4 Spider-Man game.
In the end of the film, we see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man web slinging moves resembling that of the Spider-Man in the game. It’s great to witness the Spider-verse being acknowledged all around in the movie.
That’s all, folks! In case, we missed any easter egg or reference, that we must include, let us know. Till then, enjoy the great film in the theatre’s near you.