As you're probably all aware, it was confirmed fairly recently that the web-slinging wall-crawler that is Spider-Man will be making his way into the MCU after a deal was struck between Sony and Marvel to return him to where he belongs. We've been through the stage of "OMG," through the phase of "I want this to...,", and of course not forgetting the selection of articles with the words "CONFIRMED!" in their title followed by nothing but rumors. So here I sit, after the initial wave of excitement has passed, a little good for nothing in terms of Spider-Man-related articles.
Cue, my friends, Marvel's original Netflix series, Daredevil.
For those who don't know already, Daredevil is so far a huge success and looks set to remain that way. Combining the laid-back charm of a blind lawyer and amazingly well choreographed fight scenes, this extension of the MCU has done Marvel nothing but proud. Way to go, Mr. Murdock.
Given that [Marvel](channel:932254) are big on their 'Easter eggs' (see "every Marvel film ever") it's no surprise that this Netflix original is filled to the brim with them. We've had references to [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409), hints at other heroes' activities, and even a very vague cameo from Stan "the Man" Lee. It is currently in the process of being accepted by the Internet blogging community that we are bleeding the series dry in terms of content, so I'm kind of jumping at the scraps of information left.
Lucky for me, I have found (I'm probably not the only one) a pretty darn big scrap within what's left to blog about. At the minute, I'm feeling a similar sort of feeling to the one I feel when I dig my hand down the back of the sofa and find ten bucks. So yeah, I'm pretty happy with this piece of info.
Warning: Mild spoilers for Netflix's Daredevil series below.
If we allow ourselves to skip forward to Episode 10 in the increasingly popular show, we see Foggy and Matt's relationship put to the test as Foggy discovers Matt is "the Devil of Hell's Kitchen." As the guys who edited this show know that we're all a big group of 'fangirls,' we were given a series of flashbacks from Foggy and Matt's friendship over the years to hit us hard in the feels.
However, amidst those flashbacks came a very Miles Morales-related Easter egg. Specifically, during this scene, in which Nelson & Murdock quit their jobs at a bigger firm to start up their own practice:
In this scene, Murdock's partner walks in exclaiming "I just bumped into Morales..."
Okay, so small as this tidbit of information might be, it does all check out:
First off, why specifically use a name that would have implications if Marvel didn't want to make any? It wouldn't add up for the people over in the studios to totally overlook such a huge hint in the future, and forget that the Morales family were ever mentioned.
Secondly, the Morales family also reside in New York City, like [Daredevil](movie:47230). I think there have even been comic arcs where they have specifically worked together to stop, uh, bad guys.
Thirdly, Miles Morales' parents are both lawyers, so it's no surprise our protagonists would be in the same building as the web-slinger's parents. I mean, same city, same jobs, exact name usage... it's all a little too much to let slip.
But what do you guys think? Personally, I'm looking at this as confirmation. it wasn't just tossed around in some interview, it has actually already been broadcast - meaning the name Morales exists cinematically in the same city and same workplace as in the comics. If you have any of your own ideas, take the poll, or leave you thoughts in the comments! See ya soon!