It’s been nearly five years since the release of Into the Spider-Verse, and it seemed that excitement for the sequel would never die down. With the film having been released this past weekend, fans were finally given what they’ve been waiting for.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, hence the name gives a look at the most famous and infamous spider-people from countless different universes in a Spider-mash-up that fans of the character could only dream of in the past.
Across the Spider-Verse doesn’t just stop there though, it also makes some huge implications for what’s next in the Sony-Verse, as well as for the MCU, which I’ll be going over today.
In case that wasn’t warning enough, I will be going over spoilers.
Spoilers Warning For Across The Spider-Verse
As Miguel explains it, the Web of Life and Destiny runs on a cannon. Although the lives of the spider-folks aren’t pre-determined, there are events that must happen in all of their lives to keep the multiverse in check. This means that although their stories may differ, all of the Spider-Men, including the live-action ones, yes Tom Holland too, must go through a series of events in order to keep the Spider-Verse stable. This begins to make Miguel the Dr. Strange of the Sony-Verse in the sense he believes it is his responsibility to keep the multiverse from collapsing, whatever it takes.
While explaining this to Miles the two walk through a corridor where the Spider-Society had captured villains from all different universes as they awaited to send them home. As Lyla is showing off the villains, she cuts to one that is particularly special.
That was Donald Glover in a Prowler costume. On a normal day, I would jump out of my seat to see Glover in a film of this magnitude as I think he is a fantastic actor, but it was for another reason that I was excited. Not only did this cameo pay a nod to him being the original inspiration for Miles Morales, but it’s also a nod to the fact that he was “supposed to be Spider-Man” like the other universe’s Miles but ended up the Prowler instead, something you’ll understand by the end of the film for sure.
But this cameo also makes a massive implication on the MCU. If the live-action version of Prowler truly is portrayed as Donald Glover then there is a good chance that could have been our MCU’s prowler, who had been sucked through a portal like the other villains, or at least a hint that the Aaron Davis that we saw in Homecoming was truly, in fact Miles Morales’ uncle. With the recent news that a live-action Miles Morales film is in early development, I don’t think it’s too far-fetched.
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