Tom Holland reveals that he was set to have a cameo in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was filled with cameos and references connected to the larger Spider-Man franchise, including an appearance from the late Stan Lee. Another notable name linked to the character was also slated to cameo in the film. However, his scene was cut during production.
Tom Holland recently spoke with JOE and explained that he was going to make an appearance in Into the Spider-Verse. The brief scene would have featured a Holland-voiced Peter Parker meeting Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales. With the idea having been scrapped, the actor playfully expressed his disappointment in being left out:
“At one point I was supposed to be in it. There was going to be another Peter Parker… There was like a scene in a train station or something, and it was going to be like an Easter egg. I was going to walk through the background and say like ‘Hey, kid’ or something…Never happened. Heartbroken.”
Holland wasn’t the only Spider-Man actor to almost have a role in the film. Co-director Rodney Rothman has stated that he also wanted to include Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, and even wrote a scene where their iterations cross paths with Holland’s. But Rothman and company opted against including the scene, as they thought having all of these Spider-Men in a single scene could be too much. Still, Holland has expressed interest in doing a live action “Spider-Verse” film with Maguire and Garfield.
Having Tom Holland show up in the film could have been a delight for fans and Holland himself. Aside from being the current Spider-man actor, he’s also been a fan of the character for most of his life. One also has to wonder if Holland was going to play an original Peter Parker or his version from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Nevertheless, Into the Spider-Verse featured more than enough Spider-Man Easter eggs and, based on Rothman’s comments, the creatives didn’t want to overdo things. But that doesn’t mean the scene couldn’t happen someday. With a sequel in development, there’s still a chance all of the big screen web-slingers will cross paths.