For most of us, when we think of Spider-Man we think of the series of films produced by Sony in the early 2000’s starring Tobey Maguire. In recent years however the iconic superhero franchise has seen a revival, with both live action and animated films that have been incredibly successful. This friday marks the release of the third live action film in the latest Spider-Man franchise reboot starring Tom Holland as the titular star in Spider-Man: No Way Home, however its unlikely that this is the last Spider-Man project we see in the coming future. In 2018, Columbia Pictures released the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which saw a young man by the name of Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, ends up developing the iconic web-slinging powers the superhero is notorious for. Now it looks like we may get a crossover, with Tom Holland as well as Zendaya voicing their interest in embarking into the Spider-Verse with Miles Morales in the near future.
First starring in the role in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland has done an excellent job of playing the titular hero and has helped revive the timeless franchise. Zendaya has been equally integral to the success of the series as well, appearing alongside Holland in the first two films along with the third set to release later this week. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been just as successful as the live action franchise it would seem as well, generating $375 million in box office receipts on a budget of just $90 million. While the two films aren’t necessarily connected on the surface, a potential crossover may be looming in the near future if Holland and Zendaya have their way. In an interview with SyFy for Spider-Man: No Way Home this week, both expressed great interest in joining the Spider-Verse with Zendaya noting she “loves those movies” and Holland stating he’s “just waiting on the call.” While Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One has already been produced and is scheduled to release next year, if it is as successful as its predecessor, viewers might be in for an interesting treat once the third installment of the Spider-Verse rolls around.
The superhero film genre has seen something akin to a renaissance in the past decade, and Spider-Man is among the most iconic superheroes of all time. The web-slinging part insect, part man was among the first of his kind and paved the way for many others that came after him. He still remains as relevant as ever though, and fans can catch the latest Spider-Man film Spider-Man: No Way Home this friday.