Captain America: Civil War is currently releasing worldwide, and that means some lucky viewers who happen to live in countries like the UK have already seen it. Yes, that includes yours truly, and I'm delighted to tell you that the film's great! What's more, it's filled with clever little details, and here's a small one that I think may have slipped past most viewers.
Warning: VERY Minor Spoilers!
Marvel went to a lot of trouble to bring Spider-Man into the MCU, and it's clear they're going to make the most of Tom Holland's newest version of the web-slinger! Spider-Man is tremendous fun in Captain America: Civil War — frankly, a lot of the time he steals the show.
This début will be followed up by a solo Spider-Man movie, with the title recently announced as Spider-Man: Homecoming.
So What's The Easter Egg?
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we learn that the Winter Soldier's brainwashing is still a very real problem. Part of this is a brainwashing technique used by Hydra, which allowed them to take control of the Winter Soldier if a series of trigger words were repeated. The words were random, had to be said in the right order, and also had to be spoken in Russian.
Well, most of the words were random. One of them, amusingly enough, was "homecoming." Conveniently enough, of course, that's the title of the forthcoming Spider-Man movie!
I admit that for a moment I pondered the possibility that Captain America: Civil War sets something up for the plot of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but personally I think it's just a cool little Easter Egg. If I'm wrong, and it's a major plot point, then I guess there'll be Easter Egg on my face!
Of course, where there's one Easter Egg to be found, more will surely follow! As you watch the film, be sure to let me know any surprises you find below in the comments!