Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Almost Included Even More Cameos
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse very nearly included cameos from our favorite Spider-Man actors and the Spider-Men they all played. Can you imagine having even more Spider-Men running around during those fight scenes?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was an absolute smash hit from the moment it hit theaters. It included some of the most complex and interesting parts of Spider-Man’s universe. This included little things such as the ability to pull other Spider-Men from other universes. No big deal.
The movie included a handful of variant Spider-Man characters, from the original Peter Parker to Miles Morales. Spider-Woman (aka Spider-Gwen), Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, and Sp//dr (driven by Penny Parker) all made appearances in the film. And the fans couldn’t have been happier about it.
There were rumors a while ago that the creative team had considered having Toby Maguire as the voice actor for the original Peter Parker in the movie. However, they ultimately decided against that, because they were afraid that it would confuse the audience. Now we know, thanks to a confirmation from Rodney Rothman, that they had also considered adding in Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, as well as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. But, again, they decided against all of the epic potential there for sake of keeping things a bit more clear for the audience’s sake.
Rodney Rothman was the co-director and writer for the film. He’s also the one that revealed all the juicy could-have-been moments for us. He recently had this to say about the potential Spider-Man characters:
“I wrote a scene that had every, that had Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the same scene and…I don’t want to get into it but I did write that scene, but there’s a lot of anxiety, there’s a lot of anxiety around the movie generally about confusing people.”
It’s a little ironic that they were so concerned about confusing their fans, considering that they were always planning on introducing at least six variant Spider-Man characters at the same time. But considering the broad audience they were hoping to entice, I suppose it makes sense. Hopefully, for the sequels, they’ve learned that they can take a few more risks. After all, the fans have proven that they loved the movie and that it was well worth every risk it took.