Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s latest trailer featured a major reference to Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire’s respective live-action web slingers.
Spider-Verse 2 is set to introduce a plethora of new and returning web-heads on the big screen, but the question remains if notable Spider-Men who appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home will be given the spotlight in the animated film.
Sony Pictures has been teasing the inclusion of Holland, Garfield, and Maguire in the Spider-Verse movies, especially after the studio unveiled a parody poster featuring the trio alongside Miles Morales and the rest of his Spider gang.
Spider-Verse 2 Unveils MCU Connection
Sony Pictures officially released the new international trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
The two-minute trailer showcased stunning action sequences, a major Easter egg tied to the MCU’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, and an incredible opening montage featuring Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men.
At the beginning of the trailer, snippets of footage from the live-action portrayals of Spider-Man were included.
The trailer began with a voiceover from Maguire’s Peter Parker from Spider-Man 2, with the Marvel hero telling Otto Octavius that doing what’s right sometimes requires us to give up what we want the most:
“Sometimes to do what’s right, we have to give up the thing that we want the most.”
It was then followed by Garfield’s Spider-Man reflecting on the enemies that he makes as New York’s friendly neighborhood hero:
“Every day, I wake up knowing that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make.”
The last exciting Easter egg was revealed when Tom Holland’s Spider-Man could be heard saying that it is his time to prove himself, which is a line taken from 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming:
“This is my chance to prove myself.”
Meanwhile, at the 0:57 mark of the trailer, Miles Morales asks Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099) about potentially joining the “Spider-team.”
However, O’Hara turned him down while referencing the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, acknowledging the existence of Doctor Strange and the “little nerd” on Earth – 1999999.:
Miles: “What’s a guy gotta do to join this Spider-team?
Miguel: “You can never be part of this. And don’t even me get started on Doctor Strange and the little nerd back on Earth 199999.”
Watch the international trailer below:
Will Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield & Tom Holland Show Up in Spider-Verse 2?
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s new reference to the live-action Spider-Men may hint that an appearance from them could finally happen in the upcoming sequel.
While seeing them would be exciting from an audience standpoint, a cameo from the three main Spider-Men could be too soon.
Moreover, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, which is the third film in the franchise, would be the most appropriate project for Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire to appear in since it’s the trilogy’s capper.
Interestingly, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producer Chris Miller confirmed an early plan to include cameos from Holland, Garfield, and Maguire in an “ambitious tag” from the first movie, but it didn’t happen.
It’s possible that the trio could still appear in Across the Spider-Verse, but it could end up happening in its post-credits scene to set up the events of Beyond the Spider-Verse.
Doing this would allow Miller to achieve his initial plan to bring back the main trio of web-slingers while also teasing what’s next for the Spider-Verse franchise.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to premiere in theaters on June 2.