In the world of movie speculation, even the tiniest changing of the pixels in a graphic can mean something. And especially with Marvel, no detail is done just for the heck of it. There’s almost always a reason. That’s why a seemingly innocent tweet can garner a huge amount of attention for what it might mean. And that’s what happened with the latest Tom Holland Spider-Man movie today which might have just had a crossover teased by accident. It came via a graphic on Twitter from the Argentinian arm of Sony Pictures.
The tweet from Sony Picture Argentina was for the next Tom Holland movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home. The graphic in the tweet was for the title of the film, but near the end of the short video, the lettering for Spider-Man flashes quickly to an all-red set of lettering. This led some, like the @spideysnews account to think it was a nod to what we’ve seen in Into the Spider-Verse as well as some of what we saw in WandaVision. See for yourself if this means we are getting a major crossover.
It’s only for a split second but it’s clear the lettering changes just enough to register the color scheme difference. Could it be simply a glitch? Or did they reveal too much, too soon with what the plan is for this movie? Again, these things usually mean something and Marvel, or in this case Sony, aren’t typically in the business of making mistakes when it comes to their promotional material. Plus, there’s the nature of this next Tom Holland Spider-Man movie and just what it means for how it will tie together multiple universes.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is setting up to be a major event, almost unprecedented in its use of different characters throughout the different worlds and franchises for the titular character. Sure, we are going to have Tom Holland reprising the Peter Parker role and technically it will be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But we are set to see villains from all previous iterations including Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, and Michael Keaton’s Vulture among others. So we know the multiverse is going into full effect here.
Could this new lettering signal we might even get some animated crossovers as well? Could Tom Holland be coming face-to-face with Spider-Pig or Spider-Man Noir as well? Or what about the possibility that it’s a WandaVision reference as well? We know the Scarlet Witch is set to have her own turn in this confounding parallel reality in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Might she be taking a turn here as well?
Again, this is very speculative about who Tom Holland is going to meet in this next Spider-Man movie. There’s some chance it’s much ado about nothing. But considering the “glitchy” graphic seems to have been put in there purposefully and then the tweet was quickly taken down, it would seem there’s at least some message behind it for fans. Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to release on December 21st of this year and will be a movie event through and through even if we don’t get these additional surprises.