“Nice work, kid.”

Easter eggs can sometimes be a confusing thing. For instance, that Adam Warlock cocoon cameo at the post-credits tag in the first &Guardians of the Galaxy& that got fans arguing that Warlock was officially canon since 2014. It’s the same thing with the Infinity Gauntlet prop seen in the first Thor film. Is it really the other half of Thanos’ gauntlet or is it just some cool prop they decided to plop into the background? However, easter eggs can be a thing of beauty. A decorative context that enriches the diehard fan’s experience. Case in point, there is an old fan theory about how in Iron Man 2, the kid that Iron Man saved in the Stark Expo was Peter Parker. Now,  Tom Holland has sort of confirmed this theory after being asked by the Huffington Post.

“It is Peter Parker,” said Holland.

“It is?” we asked.

“I can confirm that that is Peter Parker,” Holland said.

“No way, for sure?” we asked again.

“I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big, old spoiler, but it’s out there now,” said Holland. “It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.”

Now before you lose your minds at how great of a confirmation this is, you need to know that it isn’t concretely canon YET as a new interview with Tom Holland says that it wasn’t technically confirmed by Feige.

It’s funny, I literally had a conversation with Kevin like 20 minutes before [The Huffington Post] interview and he didn’t confirm it, I took it upon myself just because I thought it would be a good story and it’s exploded.

So it’s less of Feige’s gospel than it is wishful headcanon by Holland himself. Regardless, it’s a cool to think Peter Parker has been canonically present in the MCU since 2010. That moment is so interesting because you can look at it as a defining moment for Peter Parker in his life. It’s an incredible retroactive change that adds more layers to Peter’s journey to Spider-Man. Him being saved by Iron Man in that scene could be what inspires him to be a student of science and technology, inadvertently leading him to the moment where he gets his powers. Again, it’s a fantastic nugget that does the job of enriching the cinematic universe. We’re stoked that they confirmed this.

Maybe they can confirm that the Galaga guy in the Avengers was actually future-dirtbag-Ant-Man Eric O’Grady next.

Source: Huffington Post