Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Tobey Maguire in Across the Spider-Verse? This was the rumor that almost broke the internet. After all, seeing the three stars again, in an animated form, right after watching them team up in Spider-Man: No Way Home would have sent fans into a frenzy.
Across the Spider-Verse undoubtedly features some of the best Spidermen in the entire multiverse. While fans were excited to see Miles Morales, Spider- Gwen, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man India, and more in the film, it can’t be denied that Spidey fans are still a little upset. But the makers have still squeezed in an Easter Egg of Garfield and more.
Does Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man Appear In Across The Spider-Verse?
Just days before the release of Across the Spider-Verse, Sony Pictures released a poster with Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Tobey Maguire. It highlighted the main three cinematic Spidermen. Fans thought it was a hint of what was to come in the animated film. But that didn’t happen.
Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, or even Tom Holland didn’t appear in the sequel to Into the Spider-Verse. But there are Easter Eggs or rather old footage which show Garfield and Maguire’s spider heroes. Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker can be seen talking with Gwen Stacy’s father just as he dies. The footage used is from The Amazing Spider-Man.
This isn’t the only scene where he appears. There’s another one where Tobey Maguire and Garfield’s Peter Parker are seen mourning their respective Uncle Bens. So even though technically both the Spideys appear in the film, it isn’t through new footage or even new voice work. But what about the Spidey who rounds out the trio?
Is Tom Holland’s Spider-Man In Across The Spider-Verse?
Tom Holland, just like Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, didn’t appear in Across the Spider-Verse. His hero isn’t even shown with the help of old footage and neither did Holland do any voice work for the film. However, there are some slight Easter Eggs that hint at his presence in the multiverse.
In one scene, when Miles Morales is trying to get out of the Spider-Verse hub, he dodges multiple Spider-People as well as villains. In that hallway, a chilling voice calls out “Hello Peter.” Fans of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy or even viewers of Spider-Man: No Way Home will know who that voice belongs to.
It’s Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock’s most recognized line. But this isn’t the only reference to Holland’s Spider-Man. Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O’Hara) says at one point, “Don’t even get me started on Doctor Strange and that little nerd back on Earth-199999.” This is another clear reference to the events of No Way Home.
So even though viewers didn’t get to see Tom Holland, he was referenced through Doc Ock and Doctor Strange in the animated film. With Beyond the Spider-Verse coming next year, will the trio of live-action Spider heroes finally be seen in the film? Fans certainly hope so.
Across the Spider-Verse is currently in theaters.