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Spider-Man: Homecoming Producer Wants Movie To Reference Defenders

Marvel's Netflix stars frequently make references to their big screen counterparts. But will the street level heroes finally be getting a shout-out in theaters? According to Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Eric Caroll, while there won't be a reference (to his knowledge) in the upcoming movie, he does want to see some easter eggs in future Spider-Man movies.

"I think that's something we all think would be really fun and it's definitely a card I would love to see played, if not sooner rather than later," he told Screen Rant on the set of the film.

Spider-Man would be the most likely of Marvel's big screen heroes to interact with the Defenders, the group currently made up of Matt Murdock, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Danny Rand which will join up for its own Netflix series later this year. The character is in New York City (although he is in Queens, which Caroll jokes is "so far" compared to Matt and Jessica in Hell's Kitchen, Luke in Harlem, and Danny on the upper east side), and, because he's still not a full-on member of the Avengers, he comes the closest to fitting in with the small-time heroes of Netflix. Plus, Peter is still a high schooler, and it would be pretty easy to have him sit in on some gossip between classmates talking about the vigilantes being seen around the city.

Unfortunately, Caroll doesn't think any references made the cut in Homecoming, but with a sequel pretty much inevitable at this point, hopefully we'll see the Defenders get their first big screen call-out soon. In the meantime, see why Spider-Man: Homecoming will actually be better than you think.