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    21 Easter Eggs That Hardcore "Spider-Man" Fans Would Love In "Beyond The Spider-Verse"

    Fans of Marvel's resident web-slinger will go up a wall for these potential connections, references, and cameos.

    While some have accused theatrical audiences of having “superhero fatigue,” Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has proven that’s certainly not the case.

    Outside of the brilliant script and jaw-dropping visuals, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has also showcased a mountain of Easter eggs, from references to past Spider-Man video games, comic books, animated series, and even the Marvel Cinematic Universe itself.

    With this in mind and the film’s highly-anticipated part two, Beyond the Spider-Verse, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters in March 2024, I’ve assembled 21 Easter eggs that Spider-Man fans hope make an appearance in Miles Morales’s next multiverse-traversing adventure.

    1. Insomniac Games' Miles Morales from Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    2. Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock (aka Venom) from Venom

    Tom Hardy holds a chicken near a sentient alien symbiote

    3. Topher Grace’s Eddie Brock (aka Venom) from Spider-Man 3

    Venom strangles Spider-man with his symbiote goo

    4. The Lego Movie

    A gallery of LEGO characters celebrate

    5. Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Sergei Kravinoff from Kraven the Hunter

    6. Otoha Okutamiya (aka Octopus Girl)

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    An extremely intriguing aspect of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe is how they’re expanding the story through different mediums, including an upcoming Manga spin-off of Across the Spider-Verse focusing on Otoha Okutamiya, a Japanese school-girl who moonlights as Octopus Girl, her universe’s version of Doctor Octopus. With this title directly tying into Across the Spider-Verse, it would be a cool tip-of-the-hat to Manga fans if Okutamiya showed face (and mechanical tentacles) in Beyond the Spider-Verse.

    7. Damage Control

    8. Peter Parker/Man-Spider from Edge of Spider-Verse #004

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    In Across the Spider-Verse, there are teases to a more monstrous side of Miguel O'Hara, but perhaps there's no version of Spider-Man as terrifying as the iteration of the character from Edge of Spider-Verse #004, a man-spider hybrid straight out of your worst nightmare. While the chances of Clay McLeod Chapman's monstrosity making the grade are slim to none, it would still be awesome to see Miles Morales see the creature feature version of the radioactive spider canon event linked to so many universes.

    9. A Morbius reference

    Morbius makes a scary vampire face in a room full of blood bags

    10. Chris Edgerly's Spider-Man from The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

    A group of riders watch Spider-Man on screen at "The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man"

    11. Cindy Moon (aka Silk)

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    Funny enough, Cindy Moon (better known as Silk) was originally scripted to be part of the crew in Into the Spider-Verse before being replaced by Peni Parker. Nevertheless, the character appears to be a big part of Sony's Spider-Man-related plans in the near future, so introducing the character in Beyond the Spider-Verse would be a stellar launchpad for Silk into the larger pop culture consciousness.

    12. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's Schmidt and Jenko from the 21 Jump Street films

    Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum ride around in a football helmet ATV

    13. Felicia Hardy (aka Black Cat)

    14. Hudson Thames's Peter Parker/Zombie-Fighting Spider-Man from What If...?

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    A noticeable absence from the legion of Spideys on the hunt for Miles Morales in Across the Spider-Verse was the Marvel Zombies version of Peter Parker, as there wasn’t the undead-fighting Spider-Man from What If...? in sight throughout the film’s extraordinary runtime. But with the character a canonical part of the MCU and possibly canonical in Sony's Spider-Verse, it’s not impossible for this iteration of Spider-Man (or even an undead counterpart) to show his impeccably animated face in Beyond the Spider-Verse, even if only for the briefest of moments.

    15. Michael Mando's Mac Gargan (aka The Scorpion) from Spider-Man: Homecoming

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    Marvel fans have long lamented that the promise of Michael Mando's Scorpion has not been capitalized upon in the subsequent Spider-Man sequels, especially after being teased as a big bad in Homecoming's post-credits scene. But with the appearance of Donald Glover's Prowler serving as a payoff for one lingering storyline in Sony's Spider-Verse, there's always a chance Beyond the Spider-Verse can do the same for this underserved villain.

    16. Tobey Maguire, specifically as The Wrestling Iteration of Peter Parker/Spider-Man from Spider-Man

    17. Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange (aka Doctor Strange) from Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Doctor Strange casts a spell around Peter Parker

    18. The 1977 Amazing Spider-Man TV Series

    Spider-Man crawls down the wall of a building

    19. Dakota Johnson's Cassandra Webb (aka Madame Web) from Madame Web (2024)

    Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabel Merced and Celeste O'Connor spot something concerning in a scene from "Madame Web"

    20. Christopher Daniel Barnes's Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) from Spider-Man: The Animated Series

    Animated Spider-Man Swings past a rooftop

    21. And finally, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) from Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Tom Holland crouches in his signature pose as Spider-Man