As one of the best superhero movies to come out in the last many years, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is winning awards and paving the way for a new style of animation. At its core, it is a traditional coming of age superhero movie that places
Ahem…I apologize. Spider-Men (and women) vs Kingpin.
The battles are breathtaking and the story is memorable. If you haven’t watched it, you’re definitely missing out. It’s so good that I took my three-year-old to see it.
Aside from setting the standard in blockbuster movie telling and making, comic book movies have become known for leaving clues and secrets behind for fans to find. These clues, affectionately dubbed Easter Eggs, have kept viewers watching and
Like the hunt that children go on during Easter, viewers continually return to find scenes and comic book references that haven’t been found before. In fact, rumors still float of unfound Easter Eggs years after a movie’s release.
Case in point, the Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse Easter Egg that was just found.
Months after it’s theatrical release, Twitter user @DrWheetos has unearthed an Easter Egg. During the epic battle at the end of the movie, he noticed a young Matt Murdock. The scene is extremely quick and if you’re not paying attention, you’ll certainly miss it. But it’s there.
Of course, Matt Murdock is Daredevil and it’s Daredevil that is regarded as the arch-enemy to Kingpin, not Spider-Man. The two have battled for decades inside the pages of comic books. In fact, their battles have often translated into some of the most highly praised and regarded comics in history. Both the Death of Elektra and Born Again stories come to mind. Daredevil and Kingpin have also come to blows in both small and big screen adaptations, most recent of which saw Vincent D’Onofrio give the performance of a lifetime. The Easter Egg is a nice nod to the history of the villain without hurting the movie.
Well done Sony. Well done.