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Let’s Spin a Web of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Secrets

You know Spider-Man, and you’ve probably seen his big return to the Marvel Cinematic UniverseSpider-Man: Homecoming. But did you know the movie is littered with references to older films? Director Jon Watts was particularly inspired by John Hughes movies of the 1980s; the chase through the suburbs was a direct homage to a similar scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. That’s just one of the web-slinging facts featured in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

There are some cool Spidey Easter eggs in Homecoming too. In the Staten Island Ferry scene, a car has the license plate “SM2 0563.” That refers to Amazing Spider-Man #2, which came out in May of 1963, and featured the first appearance of the film’s villain, the Vulture. Aunt May’s car has a fun license plate too: “AMF-1562.” That’s a reference to Amazing Fantasy #15 from 1962, the first appearance of Spider-Man (and Aunt May). There are MCU Easter eggs too; the voice of Spidey’s personal JARVIS-style computer assistant is portrayed by Jennifer Connelly, the real-life wife of Paul Bettany, who plays the voice of … JARVIS.

You Think You Know Movies? is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star WarsThe Avengers and Spider-Man, but this time we’re crawling up the walls we’ve got so many cool Spidey facts to share. Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know in the comments what movies we should cover next!

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