In the Amazing Spider-Man No. 1, Spider-Man fights in opposition to his first supervillain, the appearance-altering Chameleon. Initially, the Chameleon had no tremendous-powers but used elaborate costumery and masks to alter his appearance into anyone he came into contact with, including Spider-Man. This isn’t the primary time Spider-Man was recruited to help S.H.I.E.L.D. In Ultimate Spider-Man No. 24, Nick Fury reveals himself to Peter, after spying on him by way of a faux classroom at his college, and tells him that when he turns eighteen he’ll be compelled to work for S.H.I.E.L.D. or treated like a risk to security. The threat isn’t so express right here, as Spidey has already fought for the Avengers, but it is clear that S.H.I.E.L.D. will do just about anything to Peter’s personal life, with little respect for his opinions, so as to recruit him. If you look carefully behind Peter you will see a small poster promoting a battle with Crusher Hogan, a character new to filmgoing audiences.
Happy further highlighted that parallel when he placed on AC/DC’s “Back in Black” – the opening song to Iron Man. It’s a meta-reference more than something, but there’s something poignant about Happy watching this new hero work like he did along with his deceased friend/boss.
These vary from blink-and-you’ll-miss-it references to a long time-old comics, to nods back to older Spider-Man movies, to fun working gags from throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe (like Tony Stark’s love of acronyms). Arguably essentially the most memorable and … Read More