The following contains spoilers from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, now in cinemas.
When Miles Morales got caught up in a brand new web Spider-Man: Across the Spider-VerseA much Many familiar faces were seen along the way.
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, from a screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and David Callaham, the successor to Into the spider verse saw Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (voiced by Shameik Moore) being catapulted through the multiverse after unexpectedly reuniting with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld).
The Across the spider verse The voice cast also includes Oscar Isaac (as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099), Jason Schwartzman (as The Spot), Brian Tyree Henry and Luna Lauren Velez (as Miles’ parents Jeff and Rio), Jake Johnson (as Peter B . Parker), Issa Rae (as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman), Karan Soni (as Pavitr Prabhakar/Spider-Man India) and Daniel Kaluuya (as “Hobie” Brown/Spider-Punk).
For about two-thirds of the film, Miles is introduced to the Spider Society, based on Miguel O’Hara’s Earth-928 and tasked with protecting the multiverse. As Miles strolls through this HQ inhabited by spider-men, the IMAX screen is literally wall to wall teeming – mostly animated webslingers from various media (… and animal kingdoms), but there’s also a live-action captured villain (Donald Glover’s Prowler).
Furthermore, as Miguel enlightens Miles about a major disruption he has caused, vignettes showing the gist of the film feature clips of Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s “Spider-Mans” (while earlier in the film indirectly referencing the current version of Tom Holland is referred to).
But how are the Webslingers of the past few years portrayed on TV? Based on just a Saturday night inspection of Across the spider verse, here is at least a small – but not necessarily definitive one! – Choice of people who featured in the cameo-filled screen, plus at least one notable absence…
The very first TV series about Spider-Man began in September 1967 as part of ABC’s Saturday morning animated series. A total of 52 episodes were to be produced, including a third season that aired in syndication and starred Paul Soles as the titular character.
Considered a loose continuation of the 1994 network Spiderman Series, Fox Kids’ Spider-Man Unlimited attempted a new take on the hero, borrowing from the Warlock and 2099 mythology for the character. In fact, the series began with a storyline revolving around Counter-Earth – home of The High Evolutionary (a supervillain currently played by Chukwudi Iwuji). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3). Starring Rino Romano, Unlimited turned out to be the opposite and only lasted 13 episodes.
The spectacular Spider-Man
Be inspired by the Amazing Spider-Man Comic by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr. as well as the Ultimate Spider-Man Comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley. This 2008 series debuted on The CW’s children’s programming block and moved to Disney XD for Season 2. A total of 65 episodes were produced, with Josh Keaton playing the title role.
From where I was seated (J-20 seated!), this cameo appeared to be the most striking, as the camera was trained on the character as she emerged from the Spider Society crowd surrounding newcomer Miles.
Ultimate Spider-Man‘s Spyder Knight
While I haven’t spotted this firsthand, other eagle-eyed media say it’s Spider-Knight, a character from Disney XD Ultimate SpiderMale ca. 2012, seen in Across the spider verse — which is fitting since he made his TV debut in the third season of the animated series The Spider-Verse. Christopher Daniel Barnes (dated 1994). Spiderman series) with the voice of Spider-Knight.
MISSING IN (LIVE) ACTION: The Incredible Spiderman
In anticipation of a second viewing — or, best of all, a pauseable rerun when the film lands on Netflix — Across the spider verse At first glance, it didn’t appear to feature any animated cameo appearances from ABC spider woman (ca. 1979 and voiced by Joan Van Ark), Fox Kids’ Spider-Man: The Animated Series (circa mid-1990s, voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes), MTV’s Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (ca. 2003, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris) or Disney XD’s Marvel’s Spider-Man (c. late 2010s, voiced by Robbie Daymond) – but feel free to come forward if you think you’ve spied on one of said webslingers in the Cineplex.
But perhaps most notably, the film’s live-action cameos appeared to have snubbed CBS. The Incredible Spidermanwhich premiered in September 1977 and ran for just 13 episodes, starring American-Australian actor Nicholas Hammond in the title role.
And this wouldn’t be the first time Hammond has felt snubbed, as he hasn’t been included in the 2021 Spider-Man series in any way Spider-Man: No Way Home.
“It would have been a slap in the pants to have the old man there,” Hammond said THR in November 2021. “I was really hoping to be approached, but unfortunately that didn’t happen.”
Also the first televised live-action Spidey, appearing as a recurring character on the PBS show The Electric CompanyHe went unnoticed on the big screen.
what were you thinking about through the universeand what was your favorite cameo?
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