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Live-action Spider-verse ‘a possibility’ says Amy Pascal as Tom Holland reveals connections to the MCU

June 26th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, I’m not going to lie, after Batman ’89, Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse is likely the best comic book movie ever made, but when it ended, I couldn’t help but feel there’s a massive, massive universe of possibilities to be explored.

And it seems that I’m far form on my own on this.

Now, with Sony seemingly pushing for their new Spider-man universe which kicked off with Venom to join the MCU (if they want to keep using Spider-man as Tom Holland has now fulfilled his contract as far as Marvel are concerned) and with even Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige admitting it’s up to Sony of Venom and Spider-man meet on screen, it looks like  live-action Into the Spider-verse is actually, dare I say it, possible!

Amy Pascal, Spider-Man: Far From Home producer, on discussing the movie and the possibility of Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield (my favourite live-action Spidey) and Toby Maguire meeting on screen, had this to say: “Everything is possible. It would be very interesting.

“In this sense, the multiverse is a winning idea, because it opens up endless possibilities,” She adds that a team up would be one such possibility.

Oh, and she also confirmed that a sequel to Into The Spider-verse is already in the works: “We are definitely hard at work on the sequel,” she said. (Yes!)

Now, this is all very interesting, but just to add to the speculation, Tom Holland has shared two interesting Spider-man related tidbits.

“At one point I was supposed to be in it,” Holland says about Into The Spider-verse.

“There was going to be another Peter Parker… There was like a scene in a train station or something, and it was going to be like an Easter egg. I was going to walk through the background and say like ‘Hey, kid’ or something. Never happened. Heartbroken.”

Wait, Holland’s Parker was set to be in the movie? That would surely be another connection to the MCU.

And then he also had this to say about Miles Morales, the main character in Into The Spider-verse, voiced by actor Shameik Moore: “He’s really, really good in it.

“But I’m just excited to introduce Miles into our own universe one day. I think that’s going to be really good.”

Wait, what? Does Holland know something we don’t?

In Spider-man: Homecoming, we meet Donald Glover (who was part of the inspiration for Miles originally in the comics) as Aaron Davis who is the villainous Prowler in the comics as well as Miles’ uncle and in the movie Glover actually mentions his nephew who we all assumed in, in fact, Miles, the OTHER Spider-Man.

At the time, director Jon Watts said: “I mean, I always wanted Donald [Glover] to be in this movie. That was one of my first ideas, just because I knew… I remember all the excitement surrounding him being Spider-Man, you know? And I was like, ‘If he’s going to be in this movie, who could he be?’ So, we’re not saying anything specifically, but Aaron Davis having a nephew in New York City… I wouldn’t say it’s a definite hint, but I think it definitely opens that door.”

Anyway, on the appearance of Miles in the MCU, Holland went on: “That would be something that I would be very up for doing, it’s something that I would really, really hope to happen.

“I think Miles Morales is a great character, I think it would be fantastic to have an actor of color playing that superhero on screen and I just think it’s going to be something very cool and something very exciting for this universe.”

Mark my words, I would be shocked if the MCU and Sony movies didn’t join up in some way – perhaps the introduction of the idea of a multiverse (here) in the Spider-man: Far From Home trailer will make it happen?

Who knows? Well, someone does… it’s just not us at this stage.

Perhaps with SDCC just around the corner?

Sources: Fandomwire, Joe and

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….