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Tom Holland reveals he has been approached about appearing in Spider-verse sequel

January 18th, 2022 by Marc Comments

With Spider-man being the hero on everyone’s tongue at the minute, with No Way Home still doing big business and the awesome trailer for Spider-man: Across the Spidererse hitting recently, below, and now we have some cool news that may actually bring the two together.

In the animated Spider-verse movies [which are better than the live-action ones, come at me] Spider-man, Miles Morales, played by Shameik Moore, finds himself crossing the multiverse and meeting many different versions of Spider-man and the many incarnations of the character.

With the introduction of the Multiverse in the MCU and the coming together of Andrew Garfield, Toby Maguire and Tom Holland’s Spider-men, it’s not hard to imagine that we’re on the brink of a live-action Spider-verse too.

And it seems that we’re not the only ones thinking that.

During the press tour for No Way Home, stars Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-man), Zendaya (MJ Watson) and Jacob Batalon, who plays Ned, made it clear that they love the Spider-verse movies and are open to appearing in one of the upcoming sequels.

However, Holland has revealed that he and Spider-man producer Amy Pascall have already had a [brief] conversation.

Amy actually asked me on the set of this movie [No Way Home] and no one has come back to me.

“I wanna be in them… I love those movies.”

This isn’t the first time Holland has had a brush with appearing in the Spider-verse; speaking in June 2019, the star revealed that he was almost in the first movie.

“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.”

We have heard rumours in the past that Garfield and Maguire were almost set for the Spider-verse in a cameo capacity too, so we have a feeling that the live-action and animated Spider-man universes may be set to smash into each other very soon.

In a recent interview, co-writer/producer Chris Miller revealed that, as we can see in the trailer above, in the Spider-verse sequel, every dimension will be a completely different animation style; Miller said: “The idea that we’d be going to different dimensions really opened up an opportunity artistically to have each world have its own art style, and to be able to push the folks at ImageWorks to develop a way to have each dimension feel like it was drawn by a different artist’s hand.”

This has me wondering – and not for the first time – if at some point in Across the Spider-verse, part one or two, we might see Miles come into the live-action universe of the MCU, introducing Miles into the MCU  – albeit as a variant – and also letting Holland’s Spider-man know that there are many, many different versions of Spider-man in the Multiverse, including Miles… remember when Electro, Jamie Foxx, told Garfield’s spider-man he thought he was black? Probably not a throwaway line…

Anyways, what do you all think? I would love to see these Spider-universes collide onscreen, would you? Let me know your thoughts.

Spider-Man: No Way Home opens in theaters on Dec. 17, 2021. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) premieres on Oct. 7, 2022.

Source: SyFy

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….