Spider-Verse 2 Producer Dodges Question About Tom Holland & Zendaya Roles

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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Spider-Man: No Way Home took 2021 by storm and became the biggest MCU film in a long time. Tom Holland‘s adventure as Spider-Man brought back old faces such as Alfred Molina‘s Doctor Octopus, Tobey Maguire‘s Spider-Man, and plenty more. With the film having come and gone, however, it’s time to put focus on the next Spidey film: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One).

The animated venture by Sony pictures is bringing back Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfeld’s Spider-Gwen as they embark on yet another Multiversal adventure. If the first trailer is any indication, this ride may be far crazier than the first.

Joining the two of them is Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099, who can be seen throwing around Miles through various universes in the first teaser. The character was originally seen in the post-credits tag at the end of the original film.

Given the introduction of the Multiverse in No Way Home, it’s only natural for one to start connecting the dots between the two films. So what are the chances that Tom Holland, Zendaya, or anyone else from the MCU adventure shows up in the upcoming movie?

Holland and Zendaya Into the Spider-Verse?

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In an interview with Collider, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord commented on the possibilities of No Way Home stars Tom Holland and Zendaya showing up in the movie.

A recent interview from SyFy with Tom Holland was brought up, in which the actor mentioned how he loves the Spider-Verse films and how he and Zendaya "want to be in it." 

Collider's interviewer went on to ask if either of them had received a call in regards to those comments, and Lord responded by saying: "I don't know. No one's called me." Miller joked how "[he] just got a call right now," and that "[it could] possibly [be] Zendaya." He sarcastically made a note of how "she's always calling [him]."

Lord pointed out that the caller "could be Tom Holland, or it could be a local political campaign asking for money," with Miller revealing the likely identity of the call as "Potential... Potential Spam I believe."

The two laughed off their jokes, but it was clear the two weren't going to reveal any secrets.

Will the MCU See the Spider-Verse

It’s only a matter of time until the live-action films see some crossover with the highly successful Spider-Verse franchise. In fact, it’s hard to believe that no calls have been made; low-key discussions were probably held at some point after the success of both universes.

The problem when it comes to those in Spider-Man: No Way Home is this: how would something like that fit into what has happened by the end of the movie? Zendaya’s MJ has no connection to Peter anymore, so including her seems improbable—unless the movie brings in slight variants of their MCU counterparts.

Tom Holland, however, could be an easy inclusion. The Multiverse hasn’t gone away, so even in his new status quo, the webhead could get involved in other universes once again.

Apparently, at one point, the writers for Into The Spider-Verse had asked to use Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, but the studio wouldn’t let them—for reasons that now seem apparent. So everyone at least knows they’re actively looking for fun cameos and overall inclusions.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part 1) releases on October 7 later this year, while No Way Home is playing in theaters worldwide.

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Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.