When Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hit theaters, Spidey fans everywhere were hoping they might finally get the chance to see their three live-action Spider-Men: Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland to finally be seen together again on screen. Holland had even teased the possibility, but it sadly never happened.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was critically praised and won an Academy award for the best-animated picture. Fans were so thrilled with Shameik Moore’s take on Miles Morales a.k.a the Ultimate Spiderman. It turned out we didn’t need the epic crossover. But that hasn’t stopped fans from asking about what could have been…
Post-credit scenes in the Spider-verse
The actual post-credit scene to Into The Spider-Verse introduces us to various Spider-Man characters from the comics, including Miguel O’Hara, popularly known to fans of the comics Spiderman 2099.
After the post-credit scene, fans were pretty sure that the Spider-Verse would not only get a sequel, but that the possibility of adding Tom Holland, Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield to reprise their own part was now completely possible.
Well producer Chris Miller revealed during a Quarantine Watch Party of the film, that the three epic Spider-Man cameos, almost happened as the final tag of the film.
Christopher Miller talks about the most-discussed crossover.
During Comicbook’s Quarantine Watch Party on Twitter, the producer (Miller) of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, admitted that he pitches his bosses at Sony an epic bonus scene at the end of the film featuring: Tom Holland. Maguire and Garfield all meeting in the same location with Spider-Ham.
While they did in fact pitch it to Sony, the studio declined labeling it “too soon”. Could this mean that studio intends to make such a cross-over happen, but that it was too early for the characters to have a crossover here?
Spider-Verse was out in theatres in 2018, putting multiple versions of Spider-Man in the crossover, incluing Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man, Spider-Noir, Spider-Ham and Peni Parker all coming from different dimensions.
Tom Holland specifies the reason behind the delay in a crossover in Spiderverse.
Holland says he would love to make a movie starring along with Maguire and Garfield, but that that decision is not in his hands. He says a movie starring all three characters would be amazing and is what fans have always wanted. But admits its up to Marvel and Sony.
However, the cross-over plan can still turn to reality in the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2. As planned it will hit theaters in late 2022. Maybe Sony will surprise the fans with the live-action Spider-Man crossover. What do you think?