Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse could’ve included Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield in a post-credits scene, but Sony turned it down.
Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield crossover were one of the original post-credits scenes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but Sony discarded the idea. Sony hit theaters in late 2018, bringing together multiple versions of Spider-Man for the animated crossover.
Creative Story and Multiple Animation Styles in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse received rave reviews, grossed over $375 million worldwide, and won the Best Animated Film Oscar. Sony has already begun mapping plans to expand the franchise, but the most requested addition to the sequels and spinoffs is the appearance of animated versions of every live-action Spider-Man. Fans continue to imagine Holland, Maguire, and Garfield crossing over – especially after they found out last year that they were part of the original plan.
During Comicbook’s #QuantineWatchParty on Twitter for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, producer Chris Miller revealed more about his desire to have Holland, Maguire, and Garfield in the film.
Fans have been theorizing since before, with the possibility of guest appearances by Holland, Maguire, and Garfield in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. What surprised the viewers was that this was not included in the film, especially when Holland confirmed that the crossover plans were discussed.
Fans are undoubtedly confused as to why Sony would reject the idea of meeting Spider-Man version played by Holland, Maguire, and Garfield in animated form, but it seems that they want to wait to make such a big moment. This could happen as soon as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, which is now set to hit theaters in late 2022.
However, Sony also has the opportunity to withhold their live-action Spider-Man crossover this way, in case they want to do so in live-action. Now we know the real reason behind Spider-Man: Holland, Maguire, and Garfield for not showing up in Spider-verse, which might be very much in the future.