This movie news article may contain spoilers for Sony’s Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse if this rumoured report ends up being true, be warned before reading if the movie has yet to be released, or if you have yet to watch it.
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reportedly be mentioned during the events of Sony’s Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse movie according to a new report. Holland has been widely speculated by online Spider-Man fans to be featured in the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, however, no confirmation has come from the cast and crew of the movie on whether or not the MCU actor will be showing face.
Despite the huge success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which implemented a live-action Spider-Verse that connected both the Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man and Sony’s past Spider-Men franchises together, nothing Spider-Verse-related has yet to evolve from within the MCU since the ultimate team-up.
New Across The Spider-Verse Details
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will reportedly be mentioned in Sony’s Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse movie, making the animated Miles Morales canon to the MCU.
In a new report from the well-known industry scooper Daniel Richtman, it seems that Tom Holland may just be getting some sort of reference in Across The Spider-Verse, seemingly confirming that Sony’s animated Miles Morales exists somewhere in the MCU multiverse, which is how Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s MCU debut was also explained.
According to the report, “Holland AND Doctor Strange are mentioned” in Sony’s Across The Spider-Verse movie but will not feature any official appearances from either Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, or Tobey Maguire. It is stated in the report that the damage caused to the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home is discussed in Across The Spider-Verse, with details from the report stating “In the movie it has mention something bad happened to the multiverse due to a ‘certain event’”.
It is also detailed in this new report that Holland and Cumberbatch’s MCU characters both get a little mention in the movie: “they mention that ‘the mess that Doctor Strange & that nerdy kid caused’”. The information included in the report continues to add that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is indeed the “nerdy kid”, and is specifically referred to as this due to nobody fully remembering who he is due to Doctor Strange’s memory spell in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
What Does This Mean?
Firstly, this should just be considered a rumour as no official confirmation or announcement has been made from the cast and crew of Across The Spider-Verse, however, it’s safe to assume that the two studios will continue to blend their Spider-Man universes together, even if it comes in the form of references and small mentions.
Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were made canon to exist within the many universes surrounding the main Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, it hasn’t been made official as to whether Sony’s animated Spider-Verse movies also exist somewhere within the same multiversal franchise. It was also made canon that animated universes do exist alongside the live-action universes that surround the MCU, as Cumberbatch’s Strange travels through an animated universe very briefly during the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
So, if this new report ends up being true, that would mean Sony’s Across The Spider-Verse universe will officially be made canon to exist in the same multiverse as Holland’s Spider-Man, which has been widely speculated already.
We theorised not long ago that Sony and Marvel Studios may eventually put the animated Miles Morales into a live-action universe, which would also reveal the actor chosen to play the live-action version of the web-slinger. Holland’s possible mention in Across The Spider-Verse could be the first step to working toward such an event, however, only time will tell and fans will just have to wait until the sequel is available to watch worldwide.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is set to release in theatres on June 2, 2023.