Sony Pictures’ recently released film, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, contained a hidden Easter egg from Tom Hiddleston’s Loki that went unnoticed by many casual fans. The Spider-Verse films explore the concept of the Multiverse, showcasing various versions of Spider-Man coming together and collaborating. Interestingly, the Multiverse has become a significant focus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as seen in Loki, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.
Easter Egg In Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse featured a subtle Easter egg referencing Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, which likely went unnoticed by most viewers. The moment occurs when Gwen Stacy introduces Miles Morales to the Spider Society for the first time. At the end of the line, they encounter Miguel O’Hara’s Spider-Man 2099 (portrayed by Oscar Isaac), who has something to explain.
During Spider-Verse 2, as Spider-Man 2099 begins his presentation to Miles, audiences catch a glimpse of the Scared Timeline, also known as the MCU’s Multiverse. This iconic imagery of the Multiverse was initially introduced by Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror in the finale of Loki’s first season and later appeared in the post-credits scene of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.
Marvel Studios’ Influence On Spider-Verse And Possibilities For The Future
It’s not surprising that Sony Pictures would incorporate Marvel Studios’ interpretation of the Multiverse, especially following the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, there is still much to be explained. The relationship between the Spider-Verse and the broader Multiverse, as well as its position within the larger construct, remains a topic of curiosity. With this Easter egg, one cannot help but wonder if Marvel Studios might integrate the events of Spider-Verse 2 and other franchise installments into the wider MCU. There is a possibility of significant crossovers between the animated and live-action worlds in future projects, such as Avengers: Secret Wars. The Multiversal threat posed by The Spot could potentially make an appearance in Loki Season 2 if Marvel chooses to explore it.