Tom Holland To Play Live-Action Spider-Man In Across The Spider-Verse?

Tom Holland is heavily rumored to be in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse as a live-action Peter Parker interacting with the animated cast.

By Lyndon Nicholas | Updated

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Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.

With Spider-Man: No Way Home and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-fans have seen the web-slinger in several multiverse stories already. If rumors are to be believed, fans might be in store for another crossing of universes, and this one might be the most shocking. According to a recent Screen Rant article, fans could see Tom Holland’s live-action Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the animated film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

In a recent interview on THE HOT MIC, film critic Jeff Sneider had this to say: “I heard that part of the delay – because Across the Spider-Verse was delayed – was about getting Tom Holland in that movie, and that one of the dimensions that Miles could end up going to (…) is a live-action dimension with Tom Holland.”

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man brought a refreshing take on the web-slinger after Andrew Garfield, and it would be thrilling to see him appear in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Many viewers were happy to see a younger version of Spidey on the screen. Although both Toby McGuire and Andrew Garfield portrayed Spider-Man in his teenage years briefly, neither actor sold viewers on the premise that they were teenagers.

It wouldn’t be out of the question for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to appear in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. In fact, given the events in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it seems a highly likely possibility. Holland recently starred alongside multiple variants of the web-slinger, but more importantly, they were from the Sony Spider-Verse, and previously it had been a question of how these different iterations of Spider-Man would interact. 

Both Spider-Men have featured in universe-crossing adventures before, and this one seems to feature a slew of Spider-People across various universes, so it’s entirely plausible that one would be a live-action one. 2018’s animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is widely recognized as one of the most acclaimed entries within the Spider-Man franchise. 

The movie featured Miles Morales and a beautiful comic-inspired art style that gave the film a unique appeal among animated movies. The gripping storytelling and crisp animation of the movie endeared audiences to Miles Morales, who Shameik Moore voiced.

Shameik Moore gained wider recognition with his portrayal of Malcolm in the 2015 film Dope and his starring role in the Hip-hop television series The Get Down in 2016. Prior to that, the actor had appeared in Tyler Perry’s House of Pain and the sketch comedy series Incredible Crew on Cartoon Network.

Tom Holland started in film when he debuted in the disaster drama The Impossible as a teenage tourist trapped in a tsunami. His background in dance and acrobatics made him a perfect fit for the role of Spider-Man, and the actor has opted to do many of his own stunts. 

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Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

His version of Spider-Man first appeared in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and he immediately stole the show despite the plethora of supers in the film. He perfectly nailed the quippy one-liners, and the acrobatic, charismatic feel that fans have come to expect of Spider-Man.

Although Tom Holland may be appearing in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, fans will likely still be tuning in to see the progression of Miles Morales’ Spider-Man. Miles Morales made his first comic book appearance in 2011 in Ultimate Fallout #4.

Morales was the first black Spider-Man and brought a fresh take on the web crawler. Just as importantly, the character introduced a slew of new abilities, like invisibility and manipulation of bio-electric energy.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has the potential to incorporate many versions of everyone’s favorite web-slinger. If Tom Holland’s Spider-Man does make an appearance in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it would be a fascinating crossover sure to encourage fans to go watch the movie when it releases in theatres on June 2nd, 2023.