Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Almost Introduced Australian Spider-Man

Sadly, Aussie Spider-Man didn’t make it into the final line-up.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse brings together a whopping total of six different Spider-People for an inter-dimensional adventure, but there was almost one more added to the lineup during production. Rather than taking another fan-favorite iteration of Spider-Man, like Noir or Spider-Ham, this one would have been a character completely original to the film. He also would’ve been Australian.

During an interview with Cinemablend, co-director Rodney Rothman revealed a cancelled subplot that had to do with a Spider-Man from a land down under, and it would have come with a pretty tragic ending. “We created an Australian Spider-Man,” Rothman said. “He showed up with the other Spiders, and he said he was 24 hours ahead, and then he glitched to death. So everyone was going to be like, ‘Oh, it’s going to be 24 hours.’ That was the official ticking clock.”

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Ironically, there wasn’t enough time to include Aussie Spidey, though, with the idea arriving just too late in the day. “When I handed that draft of the script in I was nearly fired, mainly just because it was at a time in production when the idea of adding another Spider-Man… it demonstrated a profound lack of understanding of film production,” Rothman explained with a laugh.

In the end, there were still plenty of Spider-People in the movie for fans to enjoy every weird little corner of the Marvel universe. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse does feature Miles Morales, Peter Parker x2, Peni Parker, Spider-Ham, Spider-Gwen and Spider-Noir. Plus, as the post-credits scene teased, there are still a ton of other characters that will be able to make their introductions in future movies.

Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Tomlin, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Kimiko Glen and Nicholas Cage populate the voice cast. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is now playing in theaters.

Source: CinemaBlend