WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, in theaters now.
As with any Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Spider-Man: Far From Home hides plenty of Easter eggs. Most of them are nods to the films that came before, or else the comic book source material. However, director Jon Watts' sequel also drops a clever reference to the popular Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 video game.
Released in September 2018, the game was an instant fan favorite and a critical hit, becoming one of the fastest-selling titles of the year. Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising that the new Spider-Man tips its hat to the game, in a clever, and subtle, manner.
At the end of Far From Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) takes out his new black-and-red suit out for a swing across New York City. Peter zips across buildings with ease, and, as he does so, he finds time to take a selfie in mid-air while he flashes a "peace" sign.
While the scene feels like modern spin on a classic Spider-Man moment, gamers will recognize that it's also a callback to the PS4 video game. After all, in Marvel's Spider-Man, players had the option to use the popular "Photo Mode" to take shots of the wall-crawler within the world of the game. While this mode could be used to captures images of the cityscape, with or without Spider-Man, another option enabled users to take a selfie, with the wall-crawler offering a few different poses, including one in which he flashes the "peace" sign. It became a bit of a signature move, with the pose used in the video game's marketing as well as by players.
By having Peter take a picture of himself as he's zipping across New York City, Spider-Man: Far From Home depicts the character in top form. The scene, however brief, not only shows us that the superhero is now perfectly in his element, but he is also taking great joy in it. And, on top of it all, it also serves as a fun Easter egg to one of the most popular superhero video games of the past year.
Now in theaters, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.