Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a doozy of a movie. Not only is it one of the best animated movies to come out in ages, but it’s also a fresh, exciting spin on the superhero genre. Just like any major superhero movie, Into the Spider-Verse has a post-credits scene that gives the audience one more laugh and potentially sets things up for the recently announced sequels.
The scene opens in “Nueva York,” the futuristic setting from the Spider-Man: 2099 animated series. A female hologram quickly recounts the events of the film and reveals that she’s monitoring the Spider-heroes to an off-screen figure who is revealed to be Miguel O’Hara, a.k.a. Spider-Man 2099.
Voiced by Oscar Issac — yes, that means Poe Dameron is now officially a Spider-Man, everyone — O’Hara has to assemble a team of Spider-Men to complete an unknown mission. With the help of a dimensional transportation watch, O’Hara jumps back to where Spider-Man’s animated presence all began: the 1967 cartoon.
The movie ditches its slick look to adopt the blocky animation style the cartoon relied on. O’Hara may have showed up originally to recruit this Spider-Man to his team, but their conversation quickly degrades into a shouting/pointing match that sees the two Spider-Men recreate an iconic moment from the television show.
In what was clearly the creators’ attempt to recreate this iconic meme that derives from a moment in the show where an imposter Spider-Man and the real one got into an argument, the scene degrades into a hilarious showdown where the two Spider-Men stand around and yell at each other.
While it’s unclear whether or not Issac’s O’Hara will return and assemble a new spider-team to fight his unnamed threat in any subsequent Spider-Verse films, the scene is genuinely hilarious and left me wanting more from this fantastic movie.
Right before the scene, there’s also a short screen-cap that serves as a tribute to the late Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the two Spider-Man co-creators who both passed away over the last year, with the following quotes:
“That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero,”
“Thanks to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, for showing us we’re not the only ones.”
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, & Rodney Rothman from a script written by Phil Lord, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features the voice talents of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be released in theaters on December 14, 2018.
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.