Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 will soon begin to prepare to go into production. And we now know that Spider-Woman, aka Jessica Drew, will be one of the characters in the comics. added after. But who else could we see, other than Spider-Woman and the teased Spider-Man 2099 (voiced by Oscar Isaac)?
Well, there are plenty of Spider-Man variations to choose from. Not only comic book pages, but even other media, like television. It is a great multiverse after all. Here are our top seven picks for Multiversal Spideys that we’d love to see rock in the Into the Spider-Verse after.
“The Spider” (Earth-311)
DC works like Sand seller helped make fantasy author Neil Gaiman famous in the comics. But for Marvel, he wrote two important series. The Eternals, and Wonder: 1602. As the title suggests, this happened on another Earth where Marvel’s heroes lived during the Elizabethan era. One of these heroes was Peter Parquagh, the apprentice and assistant of a certain Sir Nicholas Fury. He eventually obtains powers and becomes “the spider”. Spider-Verse 2 could have fun with a Spider Man in a ruffled collar speaking in Shakespearean soliloquies. Someone calls Sir Patrick Stewart.
The Scarlet Spider (Earth 616)
Ben Reilly is as reminiscent of a certain era in ’90s comics as Electric and Armored Superman Batman. The very controversial (but very sold) “Clone the saga“, presents Ben as the long lost one Peter Parker clone. He had all of Peter’s memories, but forged a new life under a new identity. Ben (naming himself after his beloved uncle) eventually became a superhero himself, known as the Scarlet Spider.
He even reprized the role of Spider-Man for a while, leaving Peter and Mary Jane to lead civilian lives. Once the Clone Saga ran its course, Ben died. But of course he finally came back. He has since become beloved by those who grew up with the 90s comics. And blonde Peter Parker from Into the Spider-Verse has been a nod to Ben Reilly. But we think Spider-Verse 2 should finally give us the real Ben Reilly onscreen.
Japanese Spider-Man (Earth-51778)
Until a recent episode of Wonder 616 at Disney +, many fans had no idea of the existence of the Japanese Spider-Man. This version starred in his own television series in Japan, from 1978 to 1979. And while Japanese Spidey may sound totally familiar, he’s a completely different character than Peter Parker. Because her show premiered on May 17, 1978, her Earth is referred to as “Earth-51778”.
In the series, Spider-Man was Takuya Yamashiro, a young motocross rider who draws his powers from an alien spaceship in Planet Spider. Not only does he acquire the traditional powers of Spider-Man, but he can also transform his spaceship into a giant robot. All of these things are already cooler than Aunt May. Yamashiro appeared in the Spider-Verse comic book event, then we say put it in an animated movie then.
The Superior Spider-Man (Earth-616)
A few years ago, Peter Parker apparently passed away. But his body was invaded by the spirit of one of his greatest enemies, Dr. Otto Octavius. Better known as Doctor Octopus. The arrogant scientist decided to become a hero after going through the memories of Peter dying, but he was still an unbearable fool. To the world at large, he was still Peter Parker, now CEO of Parker Industries. Otto just couldn’t understand why with his genius Peter Parker wasn’t rich. So he quickly made him rich. This arrogant con of a “superior »Spider-Man would definitely be an on-screen scene thief.
Spider-Clan Spider-Man / “Spider-Man Manga” (Earth-2301)
In the early 2000s, Marvel experimented with manga versions of their iconic heroes. One of them was naturally a “manga Spider Man. This version of Peter Parker, a native of Earth-2301, was a member of the ninja warriors known as the the spider clan. He was trained in their ways by his Sensei, Ben Parker. He became the last member of the Spider Clan after Venom killed Ben under the orders of the Kingpin. A Spider-Man with all the powers of an ordinary Spidey and with ninja training? Sign us up.
Cosmic Spider-Man (Earth-91110)
Everyone is still talking about how Jean Gray from the X-Men got a huge Cosmic Power upgrade and became Phoenix. But did you know that something similar happened to Peter Parker once as well? Yes, in the late 1980s Peter Parker bonded with a powerful mystical cosmic force known as Uni-power, or Enigma Force. The power of the “Captain Universe” has given Peter immeasurable strength, powers of energy manipulation, transmutation and molecular control. He even had a quasi-omniscience. Cosmic Spidey was short lived, but a version of a cosmic Spider-Man who never lost these powers still resides on Earth-91110.
Six-armed Spider-Man (Earth-92100)
Ok, so it wasn’t originally an alternate Earth Spider-Man. It actually happened to our Peter Parker in the 70s comics. At the time, Peter Parker grew four more arms, after injecting a chemical he hoped to take away his powers. In the regular 616 universe, his six arms Spider Man the status is reversed, thanks to Dr. Curt Connors and the DNA of Morbius the living vampire. On Earth-92100 however, this reversal never happens. And Spider-Man retains eight members. We would love to see this ridiculous looking Spidey appear at least once.
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