Marvel Finally Comes Clean About One Mistake From Tom Holland’s First Spider-Man Movie

Marvel has acknowledged an error in Tom Holland's debut Spider-Man film, causing fan discussions about this cinematic oversight.

Marvel Finally Comes Clean About One Mistake From Tom Holland's First Spider-Man Movie


  • A striking error surfaces from Spider-Man: Homecoming, centering on the character, Prowler, portrayed by Donald Glover.
  • Marvel Studios' The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline has revealed an age-related inconsistency regarding Glover's character.
  • The discrepancy became evident when Miss Minutes highlighted a scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming where Peter Parker instructs AI Karen to perform a facial recognition scan on Glover's character.
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Marvel enthusiasts have deeply indulged in the expansive cinematic universe, eagerly tracking their beloved heroes and villains. Yet, even the most carefully constructed franchises may stumble. In Tom Holland’s debut as Spider-Man in Homecoming, a striking error surfaces, centering on the character Prowler, portrayed by the skilled Donald Glover.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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Marvel has now revealed the age disparity in Prowler’s portrayal, inciting fervent dialogues and fan conspiracy.


An Age Oversight Regarding Donald Glover’s Prowler Character Has Surfaced

In the intricate web of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a curious revelation has surfaced. The revelation sheds light on the portrayal of Prowler by Donald Glover in Tom Holland’s inaugural Spider-Man movie, Homecoming.

Donald Glover
Donald Glover in Spiderman: Homecoming

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Recently disclosed in Marvel Studios’ The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline pertains to an age-related inconsistency regarding Glover’s character.


The discrepancy became evident when Miss Minutes highlighted a scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Peter Parker instructs Karen, the AI, to perform a facial recognition scan on Glover’s character.

At this moment, Karen identifies Aaron Davis as age 33 but simultaneously displays a birthdate indicating he’s age 32. According to the The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline,

“Well, hello! Peter Parker asks Karen A.I. to run a facial recognition scan on the buyer he saw under the bridge during Liz’s party. Karen identifies Aaron Davis, age 33 -but calls up a file that says his birth date is April 19th, 1984 -which would make him only 32. Mmm-hmm, with data entry, y’all can never tell which input was right.”

It’s a head-scratching detail that keeps fans speculating about the intricacies of the Marvel Universe. This intriguing discovery serves as a reminder that, even within the most meticulously crafted franchises, slip-ups can occur.


It’s proof of the challenges of maintaining continuity and precision in a sprawling cinematic universe. Interestingly, Glover made a live-action cameo in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, sparking curiosity about his future role in the MCU.

What Lies Ahead For Donald Glover In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Donald Glover as Aaron Davis
Donald Glover portrayed Aaron Davis

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Marvel enthusiasts eagerly await the MCU’s future, pondering the 40-year-old role.


Glover recently appeared in Across the Spider-Verse, and fans speculate about his return, possibly in Spider-Man 4. He could reprise his role, entangled in a plot involving Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin.

This presents an opportunity to lay the groundwork for introducing Miles Morales into the MCU. Aaron Davis’s involvement in Holland’s next adventure might provide a post-credits scene hinting at Miles’ arrival.

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are eager to showcase Glover’s character further, given the effort invested in creating a physical suit for his cameo. The MCU could uniquely explore Prowler, transforming him into a heroic figure fighting alongside Spider-Man.


Spider-Man: Homecoming is now available on Disney+, while Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse can be streamed on Netflix.

The MCU’s future remains intriguing, with Glover’s role as a tantalizing puzzle piece.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.