Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t had a chance to check out the film.
The superhero movie delivers when it comes to fan service, but there was a subtle Marvel Comics reference that may have fallen under the radar of casual Spidey fans’ senses.
In Homecoming, viewers first meet Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) when he tries to buy black market weapons from two henchmen of Adrian Toomes/Vulture (Michael Keaton).
Spider-Man — who’d hidden from sight to observe the criminals showing off their product — eventually emerges and begins to fight with the men, leading to an elaborate chase scene.
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Later in the movie, Spider-Man has another encounter with Aaron, where our hero corners the habitual offender in a parking garage and tries to intimidate him with a distorted voice that sounds a lot like Batman’s.
The scene is actually really important, not only because Aaron gives Spider-Man details about what Vulture plans to do next — he’s apparently had a change of heart about the villain’s high-powered, illegal weapons — but also because…