Attempting to trace a trail of dangerous weapons, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) interrogates a man named Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Peter’s computer system, Karen, says Aaron’s full name out loud, confirming the identity of an important character from “Spider-Man” comic books. Aaron’s comic counterpart is an uncle to Miles Morales — another Spider-Man and the protagonist of the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Aaron’s appearance in the MCU is a huge deal, as it suddenly opens the floodgates for Peter and Miles’ stories to collide, maybe even in the same universe. Still, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” stops short of scattering these breadcrumbs any further … or does it?
In the version of the scene that appears in the completed film, Aaron tells Peter, “I don’t want those weapons in this neighborhood. I got a nephew who lives here.” This virtually confirms Miles’ existence in the MCU, but without saying anything else, Aaron’s words still aren’t a 100-percent guarantee.
However, one deleted scene tells a different story. Aaron, still stuck in a parking garage after Peter webbed his hands to his car, makes a phone call. “Yeah, sorry, Miles,” Aaron says into the phone. “I’m not gonna make it. Yeah, I’m just stuck.” Whoa! Even if Miles’ confirmed namedrop isn’t canon, it’s awesome to see the idea was considered — and it gives hope that the MCU may properly introduce Miles in the future.