They do this a lot.
sorry for shouting but I CANT BELIEVE I NEVER NOTICED THIS!!! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/t6JMtJBPy6
— NerdSync (@NerdSync) July 25, 2018
I mean, no, in 2011 they had no way of knowing that they really could get Spider-Man for the MCU. For that matter, they weren’t even sure that the MCU would really take off with The Avengers (at the time, the entire concept of the MCU had generated any number of jaundiced reactions). But, you know, just in case: put in that hook. Just in case, man.
Or, of course, it’s a coincidence. But as I recall, the guy who runs the MCU is a Marvel comic book nerd on a level that puts many of us to shame. Is Kevin Feige capable of such a display of persnickety, meta-in-jokes that take years to pay off? …Well, I did say ‘comic book nerd,’ didn’t I? It’s at least plausible, belike.