After the beloved first Spider-Verse film captured the hearts and minds of Spidey fans back in 2018, Across the Spider-Verse is set to follow up on that success before leading into 2024's Beyond the Spider-Verse.
While the Into the Spider-Verse featured plenty of Multiversal shenanigans with a number of Spider-Man Variants joining Shameik Moore's Miles Morales in taking down kingpin, the sequel will up the Spidey fact ten-fold, with dozen and dozens of takes on Marvel's wall-crawlers set to appear.
One name that has popped up a couple of times in the lead-up to Spider-Verse 2 has been the MCU's Tom Holland, who is rumored to cameo in the film. It has been reported that the movie would see "an animated Miles in a live-action world" meeting Holland's web-slinger, but no official confirmation of the actor's involvement has been announced.
A Spider-Verse-Sized Cameo
Speaking with Empire, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse producer Amy Pascal added fuel to the fire, hinting at the MCU's Spider-Man actor Tom Holland making an appearance in the Spider-Verse sequel.
On the subject, Pascal said, "[she was] not going to comment on anything around that!” However, she made sure to mention that "Tom Holland does love these [Spider-Verse] movies…”
This comes after teases of the actor's inclusion in the film have been running rampant. Across the Spider-Verse producer, Christopher Miller, previously said that "anything is possible in the Multiverse."
Back in 2021, Holland himself shared his thoughts on the Spider-Verse franchise, revealing that he "love[s] them” and "want[s] 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.”
At the time, he said Pascal had brought up the prospect of an Across the Spider-Verse role, but "no one [had] come back to [him]" on the offer.
Is Tom Holland in Spider-Verse 2?
Right now, it remains unknown if Tom Holland actually will appear in Across the Spider-Verse (and will likely continue to be that way until the film releases).
However, there seems to be a lot of smoke here for there to result in no fire.
If this cracking open of the Multiverse that was seen in No Way Home will play into the animated sequel, then a Tom Holland appearance would make sense.
In an exclusive interview with The Direct, Across the Spider-Verse animator Ere Santos revealed that this film is going to feature a lot of moments that will make audiences go, "How the hell did they do that?" and that much of what he worked on specifically was "very spoilery."
While Santos' comments could be pertaining to something other than Holland, a cameo from the MCU hero and the crossing over of animated characters in a live-action world would fall into that "How the hell did they do that?" bucket the animator brings up.
For now, though, fans will have to wait and see if Tom Holland is in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse when it releases in theaters on June 2.