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We all know that the contents of a teenage boy's bedroom can be far more terrifying than anything found in a super villain's lair. Fortunately for us, Peter Parker wasn't caught in any sticky situations during the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Instead, our brief look at the Webhead's bedroom provided a revealing glimpse into the mind-set of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Eagle-eyed fans may have already spotted the Mike Piazza flag, which pays homage to Peter's well documented love of the Mets baseball team — but a far geekier easter egg can be spotted down on the bottom right of the frame.

Spider-Man: Homecoming [Credit: Marvel Studios]
Spider-Man: Homecoming [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Spotted it yet? Yes, Parker is just as nerdy as us, revealing his love of the ultimate sci-fi franchise with a model of the AT-AT Walker from Star Wars. That's not all though. A few seconds later, Ned Leeds drops a Lego Death Star model, and in the following scene, Tom Holland tries hard to distract audiences from the R2 unit and X-Wing pilot figures on the shelf behind by whacking out his abs.

While this attention to detail is certainly commendable, the AT-AT Walker in particular is actually far more than just a cute nod to Star Wars and Parker's teenage dorkery. If you clear the cobwebs and cast your mind back to the airport battle in Captain America: Civil War, it turns out that the toy model was actually pivotal in taking down Giant-Man.

Captain America: Civil War [Credit: Marvel Studios]
Captain America: Civil War [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Just as it looked like Team Iron Man would be overpowered by a surprise attack from an over-sized Ant-Man, Spidey took the hero down by swinging around his legs & tying them up, in a scene which strongly paralleled a certain sci-fi classic...

Spider-Man: "Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back?"

War Machine: "Jesus, Tony, how old is this guy?"

Iron Man: "I don't know, I didn't carbon date him. He's on the young side."

At the time, this particular reference worked as both fanboy service and a cheeky nod to Disney's other big franchise, but now that the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been released, the airport scene takes on a whole new meaning.

Captain America: Civil War [Credit: Marvel Studios]
Captain America: Civil War [Credit: Marvel Studios]

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By subtly revealing that Peter Parker helped save the day in Civil War through his childhood love of Star Wars, director Jon Watts has created yet another link that threads Homecoming into the MCU without feeling either forced or unnecessary. If there's already this much attention to detail in the trailer, we can't even begin to fathom how many more easter eggs will appear in the final release.


Did you spot that AT-AT walker easter egg in the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer?


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