Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a smashing success for Marvel, generating over $370 million and walking away with two prestigious awards in early 2019. Despite its myriad successes, a certain cameo fell through the cracks–Spider-Man actor Tom Holland was “supposed to be in” Into The Spider-Verse.
Holland (Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home) revealed to Joe.co.uk that he was slated to make an appearance alongside Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), Peter B. Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson), and the various other Spideys. “At one point I was supposed to be in it,” Holland said. “There was going to be another Peter Parker… There was like a scene in a train station or something, and it was going to be like an Easter egg.”
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Holland was meant to cameo in the excellent Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – here’s what would have been in his cut scene… pic.twitter.com/R6nUx6XeNT
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Though “heartbroken,” Holland has his sight set on future prospects of the two Spideys meeting. “But I’m just excited to introduce Miles into our own universe, one day,” he said. “I think that’s going to be really cool.” With news that producer Amy Pascal (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Venom) and her team are “definitely hard at work on the sequel,” the two may meet after all. We did learn the sequel will contain “more surprises.”
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Man recently made its way to Netflix. In our review, we said, “It manages to blow right past the dangers of sinking into after school special territory by believing wholeheartedly in its own message and delivering it with appropriately genuine stakes.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theatres on Tuesday, July 2. If you can’t wait, we’ve collected excerpts from various reviews. We’ve also published our own review, saying, “The parts that work, work very, very well. But the parts that don’t tend to feel like stubbed toes or irritating splinters–not life-threatening by any means, but distracting at best and annoying at worst; like someone pulled the curtain back on the MCU’s systemic shortcomings a little too far. Still, if you can ignore that–and it’ll be easier for some than it is for others, depending on your relationship to the MCU at large–you’re in for a pretty good ride.”