Marvel has just revealed its first official trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming and Disney was clever enough to throw in some Easter eggs that LEGO and Star Wars fans (like us) will surely not miss out. Debuting in Jimmy Kimmel Live and is now currently trending over YouTube, Tom Holland’s version of the web crawler is a much welcomed iteration of the quirky but witty superhero that is very close to how he was rendered in the comics. In case you missed it, here’s the official trailer.
This newer version of Spidey is a notable departure from his earlier cinematic version, and Disney was intentional about it. We have our first impressions of this departure when he was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, where the idea of having a humorously nerdy Peter Parker was a sure hit among audiences. Disney made use of this new characterization of Spider-Man when it revealed its first ever Star Wars Easter egg in an MCU film. If you recall in CW’s epic, airport fight scene we saw Spider-Man squaring off with the gargantuan Ant-Man as he hinted on a battle plan that took inspiration from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Those who are familiar with what the web slinger was referring to immediately understand the Easter egg in that scene. Think about those towering AT-AT Walkers and you’ll get the idea.
I guess Disney was feeling a bit playful when it alluded once more to its Star Wars franchise as we saw Peter Parker reminiscing in that particular airport battle scene while he was in his class. However, what perhaps could be THE best of all Easter eggs so far in the film has something to do with both Star Wars and LEGO and it couldn’t be more aptly timed. Somewhere in the 1:24 mark, we see Peter Parker’s friend Ned Leeds (played by Jacob Batalon) holding what appears to be a constructed LEGO Star Wars Death Star and mindlessly dropping and obliterating it into pieces!
Now it is debatable if the actual set used in that scene is based from the earlier set 10188 from 2008, or the newer LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159).
If you’ve also noticed from the images above, you’ll find at the far right side of the frame the tip of the nose of an X-Wing fighter sticking out. It seems to be a replica of Kenner’s X-Wing Fighter released in 1978, and with Rogue One due to hit the big screen next week, Disney sure knows how to pack all their Easter eggs in one basket!
Spider-Man: Homecoming is slated to hit theaters on July 7, 2017 and we’re sure that LEGO has something in store to celebrate the film, similar to that of other MCU films. Stay tuned here at the Brick Show for more updates!