Did Spider-Punk’s Doubts Tarnish His Heroic Image?

Unearth the hidden complexities of Spider-Punk’s character in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

By Amitabh Mukherji
August 9,2023

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to the groundbreaking Into the Spider-Verse, expanded the multiverse and introduced audiences to a myriad of Spider-Man variants. Among these, one character stood out with his charismatic presence – Hobie Brown, also known as Spider-Punk. However, a puzzling question lingered about Hobie’s involvement with the Spider-Society. A recently discovered deleted scene sheds light on this enigma, providing insight into Hobie’s motivations and his pivotal role in aiding Miles Morales.

The Charismatic Spider-Punk’s Impact

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Hobie Brown, portrayed by Daniel Kaluuya, made a striking impression on viewers in Across the Spider-Verse. His effortlessly cool demeanor and unique animation style captured the essence of Spider-Punk, making him a scene-stealer. The incorporation of various frame rates and textures into Spider-Punk’s animation added depth to his character. Amidst the diverse cast of Spider-Man variants, Hobie’s Spider-Punk emerged as a fan-favorite, leaving an indelible mark on the animated film.

The Unanswered Question: Spider-Punk’s Connection With The Spider-Society


One lingering query surrounded Hobie Brown’s association with the Spider-Society, a team of multiverse Spider-Man variants led by Miguel O’Hara. Given Spider-Punk’s inclination towards anarchy and resistance to institutional control, his decision to join the Spider-Society raised eyebrows. Although the movie didn’t delve into this aspect, an exclusive deleted scene titled “Miguel Calling” unveils the missing piece of the puzzle.

Revealing Hobie’s Spider-Society Backstory

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In this deleted scene, Miguel O’Hara engages in a holographic conversation with Gwen Stacy, discussing their ongoing missions. Gwen expresses her intention to seek Hobie’s assistance in dealing with The Spot. Miguel’s response that Hobie had “quit” triggers Gwen’s clarification that he’s simply taken time off. The revelation occurs when Miles Morales, concealed in camouflage, approaches Miguel, aiming to join the Spider-Society. This scene provides a pivotal moment of clarity – Hobie Brown had temporarily distanced himself from the Spider-Society due to his reservations about its purpose and operations. This revelation dispels the uncertainty surrounding Hobie’s involvement and offers insight into his mindset.

The Connection Between Doubts And Deeds


The deleted scene doesn’t just clarify Hobie’s decision to step back from the Spider-Society; it also explains his readiness to assist Miles Morales. Before the events of the movie, Hobie had already harbored doubts about the Spider-Society’s objectives, reflecting his broader skepticism towards institutions wielding power over others. This skepticism underlines Hobie’s character and aligns with his rebellious Spider-Punk persona. When Miguel considers confining Miles to prevent him from altering a crucial event, it is Hobie who aids Miles’ escape. This act of support is driven by Hobie’s skepticism toward power structures, as evidenced by his reluctance to continue his involvement with the Spider-Society.

Spider-Punk’s Crucial Role In The Future


As the Spider-Verse story continues with the upcoming film “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” Spider-Punk’s involvement is set to deepen. With the newfound understanding of Hobie Brown’s perspective, his pivotal role in helping Miles attain the ideal ending hinted at in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” becomes clearer. Spider-Punk’s unique stance as a character who questions authority and seeks to rewrite the narrative aligns with the overarching themes of the Spider-Verse saga.

In conclusion, the discovery of a deleted scene from “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” has unveiled the hidden motivations behind Hobie Brown’s actions. His reluctance to embrace the Spider-Society due to his skepticism towards institutional power sheds light on his character’s depth. The scene not only clarifies Hobie’s role but also underscores the connection between his doubts and his supportive deeds, especially in aiding Miles Morales. With the upcoming sequel, Spider-Punk’s influence promises to shape the Spider-Verse narrative, emphasizing the significance of questioning authority and forging an individual path.