The trailers for Spider-Man Homecoming have been generous in giving fans Easter eggs and among those is a handful of cameos from Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the form of educational videos. It turns out Marvel has filmed a lot of them, many of which won’t be featured in the film but will likely be included as bonus features on the Blu-ray instead.
Speaking to Cinema Blend, director Jon Watts opened up about where the idea for the PSAs came from.
“I really don’t remember whose idea is what, at this point. But I just remember having the President’s Fitness Challenge when I was in elementary school and middle school,” he told the outlet. “I was like, ‘How do we incorporate Captain America into high school? You would have the Captain America Fitness Challenge.”
Apparently, Watts and the team came up with so many ideas and had Chris Evans film it all. Of course, they’ll only be choosing one or two for the actual film, but those that won’t make the cut do not necessarily have to be hidden from the world. The director teased they will “probably be on the Blu-ray someday.”
Captain America Cameos
This isn’t the first time Evans has pulled off cameos in a movie which have major impacts on audiences. He also made an appearance in Thor: The Dark World when Loki impersonated the character.
However, his appearance in Spider-Man Homecoming isn’t just for the sake of making a cameo. More importantly, it establishes the fact that this new take on the web-slinging hero is finally a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which the Avengers characters call home for average moviegoers.
Spider-Man Homecoming pits the titular character against The Vulture, a villain using stolen alien tech obtained after the Battle of New York to create high-tech weaponry. The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
It swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. Check out the trailer below: