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‘Across the Spider-Verse’ producers hint at potential MCU crossover

They know what they’re doing to us by teasing this idea.

words by: Alee Kwong
Mar 6, 2022

Spider-Man fans have been waiting for the chance to see Sony’s Miles Morales and MCU’s Peter Parker together in a live-action film. With the upcoming release of the new Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), excitement and expectations are only getting higher as we wait for the opportunity for a crossover to inch closer.

 

On Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were asked their thoughts about intertwining the Spider-Verse into the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Spider-Man: No Way Home. Miller ambiguously responded “The Multiverse is big and wide. And all things grow… Why would you think a Multiverse, in which many things are possible, that [those things are] not related?” Lord, in turn, joked, “Everything’s possible except for this one thing that everyone wants.”

 

— SPOILERS FOR SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME AHEAD —

 

 

This isn’t the first time the producer duo have teased the possibility of the MCU’s existence in the Sonyverse. Lord and Miller both alluded to this by telling Entertainment Weekly“Everyone is part of the Spider-Verse,” however they admitted it was unlikely.

 

The success of Spider-Man: No Way Home had a lot to do with Sony characters, such as Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, and a short post-credit appearance by Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock/Venom. These cameos—along with the active workings of the multiverse in both the Sonyverse, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe—have created numerous opportunities in the future for crossovers. Even MCU’s Spider-Man, Tom Holland, wants to see this happen.

 

When speaking with SYFY WireTom Holland addressed the Across the Spider-Verse team directly by saying, “Guys, call us. Put us in your movie, we want to be in it.”

 

Although this could have easily been in jest, he did add that he was approached by Sony producer Amy Pascal about his involvement in the Spider-Verse but then kind of left him hanging when he replied yes. “Amy actually asked me on the set of this movie and no one has come back to me,” Holland continues with enthusiasm stating, “I wanna be in them.”

 

While we wait for this potential crossover, how about more Spider-Man: Freshman Year news?

 

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