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Spider-Man Producer Approached Tom Holland About Spider-Verse Sequel Role

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By Russ Milheim

While Spider-Man: No Way Home may be all the rage right now, there's another big Spidey movie vying for attention: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1). The film's first trailer was recently released, and it shows the return of Miles Morales as Spider-Gwen pulls him through the Multiverse once again––leading him into a big brawl against Oscar Isaac's Spider-Man 2099.

The first animated outing was a major success, with many fans claiming it to be a masterpiece and potentially even one of the best Spider-Man movies to date. It also deservingly brought Miles into the spotlight, giving a different incarnation of the web-slinger to take the stage.

While Spider-Noir, Spider-Ham, and Peni Parker also showed up, there were a few notable absences, such as the already-popular MCU Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland.

While it's not surprising that the live-action wall-crawler didn't show up, fans were hoping for a cameo at the least.

It looks like the star himself was hoping for the same.

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In an interview with SyFy, Tom Holland addressed the other big Spider-Man film: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1).

The actor gushed that he "love[s] them" and that "[they] want to be in it:"

“Love them and I’m just waiting for the phone call... guys, call us. Put us in your movie, we want to be in it.”

Holland went on to say that the film's producer, Amy Pascal, actually asked him about the prospect of a Spider-Verse role on the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home, but "no one has come back to [him]."

Someone Call Tom Holland Back

It's surprising to learn how Holland wants to appear in the Spider-Verse movies so badly. If that's true, one would think someone would have called him back. One of the world's biggest stars wants in; don't drop the ball, Sony.

With the Multiverse at play, it would be easier than ever to involve the MCU's Spider-Man. Even after the events of No Way Home, there's surely still going to be a way to access that plot device––especially if Sony still wants a Venom crossover.

At the end of the day, a cameo would probably be best. The film already has a lot to juggle; one of its core goals is to explore the crazy unique Spider-People who exist out there. Holland's Peter Parker is far from different, and audiences already know him well.

There's also the chance that Holland has already long since gotten that call and is just pulling everyone's leg, which is fine and all, as long as he ends up lending his voice for at least a fun line or two.

Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021.