Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is filled with Easter Eggs, including a fun recap in the beginning that shows some of the biggest moments from the Tobey Maguire era. But there are other, much less obvious Easter Eggs in the movie, too, one of which was pointed out by director Edgar Wright.
Known for directing Baby Driver and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, there’s a moment in Into the Spider-Verse in which Spider-Man is seen traversing through Times Square. If you look closely, a very peculiar billboard can be seen.
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The billboard says From Dusk Till Shaun, which is an obvious callout to Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, a movie that essentially helped launch Wright’s career (along with Simon Pegg). It’s also a fun nod to Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk till Dawn, which came out back in 1996.
Rodney Rothman, who co-directed Into the Spider-Verse, explained that the film takes place in a universe like ours but isn’t ours.
“We asked some favorite filmmakers, musicians and authors and others to tell us what they would make in an alternate universe,” Rothman said. “We put those things in Miles’ universe. Many things.”
It will take many more viewings to catch all of the nods in Into the Spider-Verse, but this is certainly among the coolest.