AceShowbiz - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" was almost jam-packed with Spider-Man cameos. During Wednesday's (May 6) watch party, producer Christopher Miller spilled the beans that the scrapped Tom Holland cameo would have involved not only one, but two other actors who have played the web-crawler on the live-action movies.
During the watch party, Miller was asked by a fan, "Any chance you and/or @philiplord can tell us anything about the cameo Tom Holland was supposed to make at one point? And was it just him or were the others considered/planned too??" To the question, the producer candidly responded that the team wanted Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's cameos in the animated movie.
"We pitched the Sony brass an ambitious tag involving Spider-Ham, Tobey, Andrew, and Tom," he replied to the fan. As to why it didn't make it to the screen, Miller explained that the Sony execs "felt it was 'too soon.' "
Set in a shared multiverse, hence the title "Spider-Verse", the 2018 hit computer-animated superhero film has alternate universes that allow the appearance several incarnations of Spider-Man. Besides Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and his mentor Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), the movie features Chris Pine's Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) and Peter Porker a.k.a. Spider-Ham (John Mulaney). They're all coming together to stop Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) from destroying reality.
Also during the watch party, Miller teased what to expect in the upcoming sequel, which is set for 2022 release. "We were reminded several times today NOT to say anything about it. I guess they know we can't be trusted," he coyly said. "All I can say is... worked on it all day yesterday and had a ball. Watching this got me pumped for all the surprises in store for 2022."