Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was packed full of Easter Eggs, references, and cameos, but one of the biggest ended up on the cutting room floor. Early plans called for a post-credits scene to take us to The Bar With No Name, a classic location from the comic books.
That's where Spider-Man's villains tend to hang out...and where they typically take a beating from the web-slinger, of course.
In this scrapped stinger, The Spot was going to rock up, laying waste to his fellow supervillains before pouring himself a drink...which would have leaked out of each of his holes. Now, a first look at a cadre of classic comic book baddies has been revealed, some of whom are shockingly comic book accurate.
We've already seen the animated franchise put a wild spin on the likes of Green Goblin and Scorpion, but for the most part, the likes of Hobgoblin, 8-Ball, and Puma look like they've been torn straight from the pages of the comics. At the same time, Jesús Alonso Iglesias's gorgeous designs deliver a fresh take on the likes of Jackal, Hypno-Huster, and Screwball.
Will Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse showcase some classic Spidey villains after featuring so many web-slinging Variants in the second chapter? We hope so, especially as the Sinister Six Cartel has taken charge of Earth-42's New York City!
For now, check out these Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse character designs below.
In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn's full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence.
But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
The movie stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Karan Soni, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham, and Oscar Isaac.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now available on Digital and Blu-ray.