A post-credit scene was proposed for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. However, it was ultimately removed.
The post-credits sequence, according to filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, would’ve been a continuation of a scene that was never finished in the movie and showed The Spot (Jason Schwartzman) hanging out at a Spidey villain bar without being able to get a drink.
While speaking with IndieWire, Lord explained, “And then he finally steals the drink for himself, and he pours it down, and it all leaks out of his holes,” Lord said. “He’s the dorkiest villain. A great line that Chris wrote, though: ‘Trying to fill a hole in his heart with more holes.’ Not a great method.”
Schwartzman, however, was quite intrigued by his character. Miller explained,
“[Schwartzman] was really interested and curious about a person who’s missing things, And he’s sort of on the same path as Miles Morales, just taken the darker route. He feels left out and alone and wants to be seen and appreciated like we all do.”
What did the post-credit scene in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse feature?
In another proposed post-credits sequence, Spot returns to the pub and “dispatches” all of the other bad guys after receiving significantly stronger talents and confidence from the super-collider.
“That was one of my favorite things, seeing this guy get picked on and then come back and, with just a whisper, demolish every person that comes at him,” said Alan Hawkins, head of character animation. “But you have to have both of those sequences for that to work.”
These sequences apparently never had their animation finished, so that they won’t be included in the final Blu-ray release. However, it sounds like neither sequence added much to the main plot, so it’s understandable why they were eliminated. Still, it’s sad that they weren’t included in the film.
What is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse about?
The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man from Brooklyn is launched across the Multiverse in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse after reconciling with Gwen Stacy. There, he meets a group of Spider-People tasked with safeguarding the Multiverse’s survival. Miles is forced to rethink what it means to be a hero in order to save the ones he cares about most, as the heroes disagree over how to deal with a new threat and find themselves pitted against the other Spiders.
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Jason Schwartzman, Daniel Kaluuya, Shea Whigham, Jorma Taccone, Luna Lauren Vélez, and Brian Tyree Henry are among those who provide the voices for the animated characters.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is running in theaters now