‘Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse’ has already been released to once again shake up superhero cinema with an animated bet that is already being named the best of its genre. The movie of sony-animation it exudes affection on all four sides, and its creators have taken care of all the details to the maximum, including the cameos, crossovers and easter eggs that they have left us.
Warning, this article contains spoilers for ‘Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse’!
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During the film we have several references to other Spider-Man stories and Sony pulls several times from the film library and nostalgia to remind us of key moments in the Spider-Man mythos. There are several specific planes in which we can even see Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield in their respective movies, because everything is possible in the Multiverse, but the final cameo that we did not expect is that of Donald Glover as Aaron Davis.
Glover already played “Uncle Aaron” in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, although with a rather fleeting cameo that it is normal that many get lost. And for ‘Crossing the Multiverse’, the directors decided to bring back Glover almost at the last moment.
“We shot it in a studio in New York,” co-director Kemp Powers explained to Variety. “Chris Miller traveled to be there in person, and Phil Lord and I were giving instructions on a video call. We got it at the last moment. And in fact, in the advance screenings with the public, what was there was a cardboard cutout of Donald Glover.”
“But we knew it would work, because just the idea already excited people. That’s when you know you have something,” Joaquim Dos Santos said.
So we end up with a flesh and blood Marauder in the midst of this animated multiverse, and surrounded by so many Spider-People. And it’s a nod that feels quite natural, and one that feels good considering the actor’s history with Spider-Man because at the time there was already a massive fan campaign for him to star in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ before. that the role would go to Andrew Garfield.
In time, Glover came to double as miles morales in the animated series ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’, but even though the ship of interpreting him in live action has already passed, there is always time to get into the skin of his uncle Aaron… or the Marauder. He is a bit up in the air if we will see him in the next Sony movies, but for now he has left us. a unique cameo in ‘Crossing the Multiverse’.
More than anything because this live action cameo was not the only one who was planned for ‘Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse‘, but yes the one that ended up in the final footage. Powers has also revealed that they had several live action sequences in mind, and quite large ones, but in the end they realized that they almost came off as a bad joke and got balled up, so they decided to reserve the use of live action for something really special.
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