Spider-Man: No Way Home Fan Discovers Hidden Iron Man Easter Egg

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available for fans to watch from the comfort of home following its record-breaking run in theaters. Now boasting the sixth-highest grossing movie in history, the MCU threequel took the web-slinger on a journey unlike any other as he completed his solo trilogy. Separating himself from Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man, Peter Parker found himself facing the MCU's Multiverse for the first time.

Now that the movie is available to watch digitally, fans are looking out for the dozens of Easter eggs hidden on the periphery of the wild action filling all 148 minutes of screen time. From Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum calling back to Thor: Ragnarok to the Stan Lee lookalike seen in the movie's final moments, Marvel and Sony held nothing back with the Easter egg hunt.

Thanks to Spider-Man's ties to Tony Stark, the movie included nods to OG Avenger Iron Man, memorably seen in the magazine calling Peter Parker "Iron Boy."

Now, upon closer inspection, fans found another Iron Man Easter egg while watching footage of J.K. Simmons' J. Jonah Jameson.

No Way Home's Nod to 2008's Iron Man

Reddit user u/l_l_l-illiam/ unveiled numerous Easter eggs from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: No Way Home. This included one that ties back to the MCU's first movie from 2008, Iron Man.

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J.K. Simmons' J. Jonah Jameson is seen broadcasting his Daily Bugle report from his home studio, which has a number of old newspaper clippings plastered all over his wall.

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One of those newspapers has the headline "Tony Stark is Iron Man" with a picture of the original Iron Man suit on the front page. This ties back to 2008's Iron Man when Tony Stark revealed himself to be the titular hero in the movie's closing scene.

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JJJ's History from Iron Man to Spider-Man

J. Jonah Jameson is best known for his personal vendetta against Spider-Man, which comes through regularly in movies, video games, and comics alike. However, with this Easter egg now out in the open, it's clear that the MCU's Jameson is out to get more than just the webhead in his crusades.

In the MCU's timeline, Tony Stark first became Iron Man more than a decade before Jameson first appeared on screen in Spider-Man: Far From Home's mid-credits scene. While Tony wasn't the first superhero in the world, as Nick Fury noted in his iconic first MCU scene, Jameson's negative feelings toward superheroes go past his ramblings against Spider-Man.

Simmons revealed that he's contracted for multiple appearances after No Way Home, although there is no way to tell if any will come outside of solo Spider-Man movies. Fans are hoping that he gets to return to other MCU franchises to express another round of rage against Avengers of all levels, especially with how much passion Simmons brings to the role.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available for digital purchase.

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Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.