Comic book projects will inevitably have a myriad of Easter eggs laid throughout their runtimes. No matter how big or small, dedicated fans will notice them immediately. Several were spotted in the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home and even merchandise has hidden Easter eggs on them.
It was recently revealed that the "Black & Gold Suit" that Spider-Man will wear in No Way Home had been updated, removing the clashing red forearms.
However, this gave fans an excuse to re-examine the costume again and discover an interesting set of numbers on it.
"Civil War" Comic Book Issue Easter Egg
Fans on Reddit noticed an Easter egg embedded in the "Black & Gold Suit" that will debut in Spider-Man: No Way Home. A set of numbers, 77-543, can be seen several times on Peter Parker's new suit:
Usually, hidden numbers like these in superhero properties tend to correspond to comic book issues, which seems to be the case here.
Specifically, it references 1999's Amazing Spider-Man issue #534, which showed the aftermath of Peter Parker revealing his secret identity to the world during the Civil War comic book event.
Additionally, it focused on Spider-Man's fight with Captain America, who was on the opposite side of the conflict.
Repercussions of Spider-Man's Secret Identity Reveal
The issue could be referenced for two key reasons: the public's reaction to Spider-Man's secret identity and Parker fighting a fellow superhero. In the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans saw crowds of protesters with signs condemning Peter Parker for his role as Spider-Man.
In this issue, something similar can be seen with one protester shouting "Peter! You suck!" at Spider-Man as he goes by on a convoy. However, the most crucial thing in this issue is that Spider-Man fights Captain America due to both of them being diametrically opposed on issues related to the Superhuman Registration Act during this comic book event.
In the trailer, fans saw Doctor Strange and Spider-Man seemingly fighting one another for an indiscernible reason. Fans will find out for sure why they're fighting when they see Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters on December 17, 2021.