Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."
In "Across the Spider-Verse," there are several Easter eggs referencing other Marvel movies.
Here are some of the callbacks to Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man movies.
There is a small reference to the events of "Spider-Man: No Way Home."
In one of the trailers for "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) makes a direct reference to "Spider-Man: No Way Home."
In the clip, Spider-Man 2099 says: "Don't even get me started on Doctor Strange and that little nerd back on Earth-199999."
Earth-199999 was the original designation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe dimension, and in "No Way Home," Doctor Strange and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) almost break the multiverse which would have caught the eye of Spider-Man 2099.
This quote is used in the movie in a different scene than the trailer suggests.
In "Across the Spider-Verse," Spider-Man 2099 says the line as he helps Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) stop a villain who has hopped into the wrong world.
Ganke refuses to be Miles' "guy in the chair."
After Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) defeats Spot (Jason Schwartzman) for the first time, he returns to his apartment and asks his roommate Ganke (Peter Sohn) to call the police to collect the villain.
However, Ganke immediately refuses and goes on a rant about how if he helps Miles now, eventually he'll become his "guy in the chair," which he doesn't want.
This seems to be a funny reference to the MCU Spider-Man's best friend, Ned (Jacob Batalon), who was excited to become Peter's "guy in the chair."
In fact, a lot of Ned's characterization in the MCU is based on the comic book version of Ganke. This is probably why the producers decided to change "Spider-Verse" Ganke to differentiate him from Ned.
Spot goes to the Venomverse.
Spot eventually discovers he can travel through the multiverse. While he's testing this, he accidentally goes into the same convenience store owned by Mrs. Chen (Peggy Lu) in "Venom." Mrs. Chen is unimpressed by the arrival, after dealing with Venom on numerous occasions, and Spot eventually leaves that universe, grabbing a pack of "Venomint" on his way out.
Spot makes a reference to "Spider-Man 2."
At one point, when Spot says that he can have the "power of the multiverse in the palm of my hand." This appears to be a callback to Doctor Octavius (Alfred Molina) in "Spider-Man 2."
In that movie, Doc Ock is trying to create unlimited energy and repeatedly comments about having "the power of the sun in the palm of my hand."
Both Doc Ock and Spot are scientists who become villains through accidents.
Donald Glover reprises his role as Uncle Aaron.
While fans have been hopeful that Donald Glover eventually plays Miles Morales in a live-action movie, the actor has already played Miles' Uncle Aaron in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
Glover makes a second small cameo in "Across the Spider-Verse" as the same character. He is seen as one of the many villains locked up by the Spider-Society, destined to be shipped back to his own world.
This time, however, Glover is wearing a purple mechanized suit. This seems to hint that Glover's Aaron has now become the Prowler.
The multiverse stream looks similar to the MCU version.
When Spider-Man 2099 is explaining how the multiverse works to Miles, he initially brings up a projection of blue streams of light, which look eerily like the streams used in "Avengers: Endgame" and "Loki" to depict the multiverse.
However, Spider-Man 2099 quickly switches to a simpler depiction of the multiverse where there are canon events — moments in time that can't be changed — while everything else can be changed.
Andrew Garfield makes a brief cameo.
During his lecture to Miles, Spider-Man 2099 explains that there are some tragic events that are "canon" and must happen in every universe to keep the multiverse stable.
He brings up examples to show this, including two clips from "Amazing Spider-Man" in which we see Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) die, and Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker holding Captain Stacy (Denis Leary) as he dies.
Tobey Maguire also makes a brief cameo.
Spider-Man 2099 also uses the 2002 "Spider-Man" movie as an example of how every hero needs to experience a tragic event.
In the clip, Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker holds a dying Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson) in his arms.
While neither Garfield nor Maguire shot new footage for this movie, this is the second time they've been brought back in recent "Spider-Man" movies.
There seems to be a nod to "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Spider-Man 2" during MIles' fight with the Spider-Society.
During Miles' escape from the Spider-Society's HQ, he and the Spider-Society members chasing him cross over a man trying to hold a bridge together with his webs. This appears to be a callback to numerous Spider-Man moments.
Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man found himself in a similar position to stop a train from crashing in "Spider-Man 2," and Tom Holland's Spider-Man used the same technique to stop a ship from falling apart after a mission went awry in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
Even Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) is seen doing the same thing in one of the montages of his heroism in "Into The Spider-Verse."
It seems if you want to be a real Spider-Man, you have got to be able to keep a bridge together.
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