The Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing to expand in a variety of interesting ways, including the upcoming superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. While the new film is Marvel’s first martial arts inspired movie and somewhat further-removed from some of its bigger comic book properties, one fan did notice a neat Easter egg. Specifically, he noticed a connection between Spider-Man: Homecoming while watching the newly released Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings trailer.
The Easter egg has to do with an unnamed character from Spider-Man: Homecoming that was played by actor Zach Cherry. Fans may remember Zach Cherry for his small role in Spider-Man: Homecoming where he yells at the superhero to “do a flip!” and cheering in glee when Spider-Man does just that. Now, as pointed out by one particular Marvel fan on Reddit via The Direct, Zach Cherry’s Spider-Man: Homecoming character can be spotted in the Shang-Chi trailer. This time he’s sitting on a San Francisco bus during a fight scene focusing on the titular character played by Simu Liu.
With this in mind, however, it’s still unknown whether or not Zach Cherry is intended to be the same unnamed character from Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s very much possible that he simply ended up as a random extra in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Nevertheless, it isn’t that difficult to imagine that he could be the same character. After all, why not? At this point, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled to the brim with superheroes. It’d be hard not to run into more than one no matter where you live in the world.
Nevertheless, we’ll just have to wait and see if Zach Cherry will have anything else to do in the upcoming film. But rest assured, star Simu Liu certainly will have much more action to offer fans. Especially considering this will be one massive martial arts movie.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be available to see in theaters later this year on September 3, 2021.