New footage from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming could be suggesting an interesting nod to the comics, as well as a potential tease at one of its villains, The Tinkerer.
A Twitter user posted a video showing Spidey drive a convertible. The convertible looks to be an Audi. Marvel has been known to partner with Audi for many of their films. As CosmicBookNews notes, in Captain America: Civil War, a 2017 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe, a 2017 Audi SQ7, a 2017 A4 and a 2016 A7 Sportback were used during various sequences, such as the chase between Cap, Bucky, and the Black Panther. Check out the video below:
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Reddit users have suggested that this could be Tony Stark’s car that Peter is borrowing. Thanks to the footage we got from Comic-Con, we now know that Peter Parker is a 15 year old sophomore in high school. So more than likely, Peter may be breaking the rules just a bit, as he doesn’t even have his license yet!
Most interesting is the connection between the ‘Spider-Mobile’ and The Tinkerer. In the comics, Spider-Man was approached by an advertising firm to promote an eco-friendly car. The Human Torch helped him build it and when Spidey took it for a quick drive around the block, he ended up fighting some of Hammerhead’s thugs. Soon after, this lead to a confrontation with the Tinkerer, who will be one of the villains in the film, along with the confirmed Vulture and rumored Shocker.
Obviously the film won’t follow this story exactly, even back when this story debuted, it was quite cheesy, as all great classic comics are. And of course, The Human Torch sadly cannot appear due to rights’ issues with Fox. But, Marvel Studios is known to put their own twists on classic elements from the comics, such as changing Jarvis from a personal butler to an AI. They’re also often throwing in cool nods to the hardcore fans, so it is possible that this could be the case here. Regardless, it’s quite hilarious seeing Spidey speed around the city in a sweet car, and we can’t wait to see the scene in context. What do you guys think? Could this be a subtle nod to the famous (or infamous) ‘Spider-Mobile’? Will it have any connection to The Tinkerer? Let us know what you think!