I by no means thought I’d be so enthusiastic about Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse, though I used to be going to see it in theaters as quickly because it premiered, it doesn’t matter what. That’s how good the primary film within the trilogy was. However going into Spider-Verse 2, I hoped this multiverse would by some means hook up with the MCU multiverse. And I already defined why.
After seeing the film, I noticed there’s a easy technique to tie all the pieces collectively into the identical multiverse and make sure that characters like Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) may theoretically meet Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and the Avengers down the street.
I’m now pleased to listen to that Marvel did apparently communicate with Sony about Throughout the Spider-Verse. That’s what a trusted insider says, anyway, however I have to warn you that spoilers would possibly comply with beneath. Ensure you watch Spider-Verse 2 earlier than studying on.
All the MCU multiverse confusion stems from a line within the film that we first heard in a trailer. Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac) labels the MCU’s fundamental actuality as Earth-199999 as an alternative of Earth-616. Quickly after that trailer, one of many movie’s co-directors had this to say concerning the two multiverses, suggesting that they’re not really related:
The world of Miles Morales and Spider-Verse, it’s not tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe or something like that. However it is a [Christopher Lord and Phil Miller] movie. We wish to have a bit of little bit of enjoyable, we wish to be a bit of bit meta and to acknowledge the world during which we’re creating these tales. That’s one of the best ways to clarify it.
This isn’t one thing the place we did something along side Marvel. Miles’s universe, belief me, there’s a lot to work with. That gag is considered one of many, and my favourite gag is one that folks don’t learn about but. However I believe once they see it, they’re going to be fairly shocked. It’s a severe movie, nevertheless it’s additionally a movie with plenty of enjoyable in it.
However when you see the movie, you understand the wonderful cameos and Easter eggs are meaningless if the Spider-Verse and the MCU multiverse aren’t related. I’ve already defined that the Loki Disney Plus TV present gives all the pieces you could hyperlink up the Spider-Verse and the MCU multiverse. Or, put otherwise, to substantiate that all the pieces occurs in the identical large multiverse.
Why would Sony mislead the viewers? Properly, Past the Spider-Verse is coming in March 2024 to wrap up this story. Nevertheless it additionally would possibly characteristic different ties to the MCU. And Sony clearly needs to maintain these surprises beneath wraps for so long as attainable.
Marvel labored with Sony on Spider-Verse 2
Since Sony owns the film and TV rights for Spider-Man characters, I nervous it’d spoil the MCU with the alternatives in Spider-Verse 2. However I hoped there could be a technique to clarify it away and that Marvel could be concerned. In any case, not linking the Spider-Verse to the MCU multiverse means you’ll be able to’t join it to Sony’s SSU, both.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Throughout the Spider-Verse writers and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller mentioned that Kevin Feige was not concerned within the sequel:
Rolling Stone: How a lot MCU negotiation and approval and Kevin Feige intervention have been concerned in getting that one line about Dr. Unusual permitted?
Miller: None. We did it. It’s been our coverage to do what we expect is fascinating and finest and let the attorneys and enterprise affairs individuals work out what’s attainable, and to this point we’ve been in a position to do the issues that we expect are good.
However that doesn’t inform the entire story. Marvel insider and The Cosmic Circus author Alex Perez mentioned in a current podcast episode that Sony labored with none apart from Jeff Loveness and Michael Waldron for Spider-Verse 2.
Loveness wrote Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and was as soon as going to jot down Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Marvel has since parted methods with the author. As for Waldron, he wrote Loki and Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.
The talks that Sony had with the Marvel writers have been concerning the multiverse. And the multiverse we see in Spider-Verse 2 is seemingly the MCU multiverse. That’s why I’m excited. It means it’s all related, and it’s all coming collectively. And Perez mentioned there’s curiosity in having Spider-Verse 2 characters within the MCU down the street.
Per Perez, the involvement of the MCU writers isn’t only a rumor. The Spider-Verse 2 credit thank Loveness. As for Waldron’s participation, he’s not credited.
All of that convinces me that the motion in Spider-Verse 2 is occurring within the MCU. And it’s only a matter of time earlier than we see a few of these Spider-Individuals within the MCU.