Marvel's Spider-Man: Every Daredevil Easter Egg & Reference

There are several references to Daredevil in Marvel's Spider-Man, including various landmarks in Hell's Kitchen and a few Easter eggs to find or collect. Although the references may just be paying homage to a fellow superhero, it's also possible that Daredevil could appear in future titles, including Marvel's Spider-Man 2. However, at this time, there has been no official indication that Daredevil will make an appearance.

Spider-Man has worked alongside Daredevil on multiple occasions at different points in the comics, and it would be interesting to see how a new hero could be incorporated into the story in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. The video game series isn't the only form of media teasing a possible team-up, as Matt Murdock recently interacted with Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. With the existence of various team-ups in the comics and the recent MCU tease, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 including Daredevil seems like the next logical step in bringing these heroes closer or setting up a more prominent role for the Man Without Fear in future Marvel projects.

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There are six major references to Daredevil and Matt Murdock's world in general, and most of them are landmarks. However, there's also a backpack collectible that confirms Spider-Man has already met Matt Murdock. The Daredevil backpack item is the only one that directly references Spider-Man meeting another superhero, although it's clear he's unaware of Matt Murdock's alter ego. It may just be that Insomniac wanted to create an authentic and immersive world, but there's always a chance that Daredevil could appear in Marvel's Spider-Man 2 or other future projects.

As the story progresses in Marvel's Spider-Man, there are new Daily Bugle headlines to collect from the red bins on the sidewalks, and Ben Urich's name can be seen on many of the covers in the byline. Urich appears in both Spider-Man and Daredevil comics, but he's more prominent in the latter. In some storylines, Urich found out Daredevil's secret identity, but he refused to reveal it. Instead, he worked alongside Daredevil to take down Kingpin. Urich also tried to expose Norman Osborn as the Green Goblin. Ultimately, Osborn discredited him, but Urich still fought to take him down.

Urich has a passive role in the game as a writer for the Daily Bugle. Although he doesn't have any prominent role in fighting villains in Marvel's Spider-Man, his name can be seen beneath some of the major headlines and in promotional material for the game. Urich's subtle involvement may continue in the sequel with more headlines. However, since MJ works for the Daily Bugle, there's a chance that Urich can make an actual appearance in the future. Including Ben Urich in Marvel's Spider-Man 2 could create a bridge between Spider-Man and Daredevil.

The easiest Daredevil Easter egg to find is the Nelson and Murdock business card that can be collected from one of the backpacks. When viewing the card on the collectibles screen, Peter Parker states he got the card from a blind man in case Spider-Man needed a lawyer. Peter then comments on the fact that it's odd a blind man knew he was Spider-Man. Although the card is just part of the worldbuilding backpacks in Marvel's Spider-Man, it establishes a connection between Spider-Man and Matt Murdock. Not only is Daredevil aware of Spider-Man's activities, but he's also actively seeking him out and offering some form of assistance.

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A lot of the Daredevil references are landmarks, but the backpack item establishes a connection that has the potential to lead to a team-up. There are other characters that didn't appear in the first title, like Curt Connors, but they are referenced in backpack collectibles. Connors actually appears in the post-credits scene for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, so there's a chance that other characters referenced, like Daredevil, can also make appearances later on. If he's not included in the sequel, Daredevil should have the next Insomniac spin-off game after Wolverine.

One of the landmarks to scan in Hell's Kitchen is Josie's Bar, an establishment frequently shown or referenced in Daredevil stories. Josie's Bar appears in a lot of Daredevil comics, and it's also depicted as the go-to hang-out spot for Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, and Karen Page in the Daredevil television series. There are no windows to see inside, but it's an interesting notion to consider that at any given moment, Matt Murdock and his companions may be inside Josie's Bar while Spider-Man passes by.

The law offices of Nelson and Murdock can be found in Marvel's Spider-Man near the landmark for Josie's Bar. The doors are windowless and there's a red notice pinned to the front, presumably indicating plans for eviction. However, the notice is missing from the landmark in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The updated office also has doors with windows and decorative lights strung up.

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The slight changes to the building in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales could be indicative of the law firm's success, which could lead to a bigger role in the city's affairs for the next game. The offices of Nelson & Murdock have struggled in the comics before, and it wouldn't be unusual for them to have experienced a similar bout of misfortune in Insomniac's universe. However, with Miles Morales implying better times ahead for the firm, it could be that Daredevil will have one less thing to worry about.

Clinton Mission Shelter is one of the lesser-known Daredevil references, but it's actually the building where Matt Murdock's mother works as a Nun. In one storyline, Daredevil brought an orphan to the Clinton Mission Shelter that some believed to be the Antichrist. Bullseye eventually took the child and delivered her to Mysterio, another missing character from the Marvel's Spider-Man series. While this landmark is unlikely to have any influence or part in the next story, the inclusion of yet another Daredevil reference helps to build a world around the superhero that could potentially make an appearance in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Fogwell's Gym is another landmark that references Daredevil's origins. Jack Murdock, Daredevil's father, trained at Fogwell's Gym before he was murdered for refusing to take a dive during a boxing match. After being abandoned, Fogwell's Gym eventually became a training place for Daredevil. Ben Urich also visited Fogwell's Gym during his investigation of Jack Murdock's death. Like Clinton Mission Shelter, Fogwell's Gym is a minor reference that's easy to miss, but it adds more substance to Daredevil as a character in the Marvel's Spider-Man universe.

There are references to other heroes in Marvel's Spider-Man, but Daredevil certainly has the most Easter eggs to find. Other heroes, like Black Panther and Dr. Strange, have associated landmarks to find, but they only have one reference each. Daredevil's multiple mentions and landmarks make it easier to believe the Hell's Kitchen hero could appear in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. At this time, there's no indication that fans will see Daredevil in the next Insomniac game, but there's still a chance Matt Murdock can appear in some capacity.

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