Sony Pictures and Marvel have treated fans to many different versions of Spider-Man over the last two decades with the latest debuting in the Academy Award-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And while many people fell in love with Shameik Moore's take on Miles Morales AKA the Ultimate Spider-Man, there's still a lot of fondness for actors Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and more recently Tom Holland's versions of Peter Parker. And while some fans would have loved to see those characters team up and appear in Spider-Verse, it didn't come together — but now we know it came very close to happening. As revealed by producer Christopher Miller during ComicBook.com's Quarantine Watch Party of the film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse almost featured a post-credits scene with those three actors alongside John Mulaney's hilarious Spider-Ham.
Spider-Man fans will certainly be blown away by this news, especially among those who have been hoping for a live-action crossover between the three in one way or another.
"Of course I would love to make a movie with those guys, it would be so cool!" Holland said in an interview last year. "It would be amazing, it would be really, really cool. And it's something that the fans really want. So whether Marvel and Sony decided to do that, it's up to them. It's not up to me, I can't walk in like 'Kevin [Feige], this is what we're doing on the next one.' But it would be really awesome."
"There was [discussion]," co-director Rodney Rothman said in a previous interview. "There were many thoughts about where we could put Tobey Maguire and others. I think after this film, those thoughts might have a little more traction. But before this movie, and introducing the idea of the 'Spider-Verse' to the audience, I think everybody was afraid that it would just really confuse people. But wow, it would have been fun."
Luckily, the world of Spider-Verse is set to be expanded even more with a sequel in 2022, so we'll just have to wait and see what the future holds.
What do you think of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland almost cameoing in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!