Seems that Kingpin’s plan in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had some real life implications for fans of the Spider-Man film. And coincidentally, this happened in New York of all places.
Last night, an explosion at a facility in Queens led to the New York City skyline being lit up with a brilliant blue. Naturally, this got everyone’s puzzlers puzzling. Was it aliens? So many comic films have huge beams of light from the sky during the climax, so was a supervillain scheming something? Perhaps. If you’ll recall during Into the Spider-Verse, Kingpin used a supercollider to try and save his family from the multiverse. As you’d expect, this got fans joking about whether Wilson Fisk was responsible for the recent New York blue light.
Here, have a look at some of the tweets from last night’s New York incident. The other New York incident:
Y'all I get to NYC and 15 minutes later Kingpin started f'ing up the multiverse. https://t.co/eeTUSqRyOz
— Brad King (@thebradking) December 28, 2018
Are we sure the blue light in New York wasn’t the Kingpin firing up a hadron collider?
— David Rayfield (@RaygunBrown) December 28, 2018
— LuRoc (@XxLuRocxX) December 28, 2018
Nah what had happened was Kingpin hit the Supercollider and now there’s multiple dimensions opened up into our own creating what is called,scientifically, as a Spider Verse https://t.co/MCACj6nf4B
— Raz.P.Berry (@ZarZarBinks_Zax) December 28, 2018
so kingpin turned on the supercollider in nyc tonight it seems
— ana (@gingercroutons) December 28, 2018
— Byron Joyner (@MaverickZeroXII) December 28, 2018
See, you can’t fool the fans. Explosion? Nah. That was merely Kingpin trying to rescue his family. And as a result, look forward to stories about several friendly neighborhood wall-crawlers all around New York City. Though if history is any indication, that’s a commonality at this point.
Any New Yorkers out there that happened to witness this blue light? And if so, did you immediately draw comparisons to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Let us know your thoughts on this event in the comments below and tell us if you happen to spot either Kingpin or any random Spider-Verse characters roaming the city.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman and features voice work from Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin.
The film is now playing in theaters.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.