[SPOILERS] Phil Lord and Chris Miller Talk That Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Post-Credits Scene

[SPOILERS] Phil Lord and Chris Miller Talk That Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Post-Credits Scene

Posted by December 17, 2018 Comment

There are plenty of fun Easter Eggs and cameos hidden in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. One of the coolest ones, however, takes place after the credits finish rolling. This is a major spoiler though and not one you want to know about before you go into the movie. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet consider this your spoiler warning. If you have seen the movie continue on to this interview with Phil Lord and Chrs Miller over at Slash Film.


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At the end of the movie, we see Miguel O’Hara aka Spider-Man 2099 speaking to a holographic version of his aid Lyla. He talks about looking over the entire multi-verse so it sounds like Miguel could be this universe’s version of the Watcher as he tries to keep things in order. Miguel has mastered going through the universe’s and transports himself to the 60’s cartoon. He goes to the episode “Double Identity” and to the two Spider-Man pointing scene which has become a meme. Lord and Miller confirmed that it was Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac who voices Miguel. That wasn’t the only surprise big name that showed up in this movie; Chris Pine plays the Peter Parker who dies in Miles’ universe at the beginning of the movie. Lord and Miller talked about keeping those two big names a secret.

Lord: We’re really smart. We put all of our biggest names –

Miller: (laughs) The biggest movie stars, we don’t promote that they’re in the movie!

Lord: (laughs) Exactly. We put them in small, un-promotable roles where literally it’s a secret we can’t tell you, that they’re doing it.

Miller: But yeah, it was so fun. Both of them are amazing actors and really funny and give their all. They don’t just phone it in. Chris was such a sport to not only do all the stuff for Peter Parker, the ideal version, but also just at the last minute, to be like, “Hey, will you sing a Christmas album and give it your all?” (laughs)

Lord: And then Oscar, I talked to him – he was in Jordan and I was in L.A. having the most awkward phone call you could have trying to explain to him what we thought this was going to be. God love him, he was very polite, and we had to write it down and send it to him. Then he’s recording and we’re just going, “All right, Oscar, get in an argument with Rodney. And Rodney, frustrate Oscar as much as you possibly can.” You know who plays ’67 is Jorma Taccone from The Lonely Island, who oddly, is also Green Goblin.

Miller and Lord also talked about putting Miguel in a situation that would drive him a little crazy. It came from love of the character, though, and the idea that this could really open up possibilities for universe’s we can explore in future movies.

Miller: Yeah, it seemed sort of almost obligatory because that meme encapsulates what the movie is. So there were many opportunities for it, but that seemed like the best opportunity to do it. We also felt like 2099 is such a cool character and –

Lord: What’s the worst situation we could put him in? (laughs) He’s really maintaining a degree of professionalism and grittiness. That’s the possibility of the multi-verse, is that you can slam two completely different people together. I want to see the De Niro and Groden movie with the two of them.

One of the other big changes in this movie was the fact that they genderswapped Doc Ock which Lord and Miller were surprised hadn’t leaked. It’s one of the great surprises of the movie and such a good twist.

Lord: Yeah, that is one of the things that hasn’t leaked out.

Miller: It’s been amazing. People have been really cool about that.

Lord: I’m really excited for people to see that and discover it. We just were trying to think of as many ways to do things new. We had the benefit of the [Sam] Raimi movies kind of cornering us into trying to think of another take on it.

Miller: It’s an alternate universe, so any chance we had to say, “This is sort of like the thing you know, but slightly different,” we were trying to take that at every turn. How can we make a Doc Ock that isn’t the Doc Ock you know? It seemed like a fun twist, and Kathryn Hahn is amazing in everything that she does, and she brought a lot of personality to it, so it was great.

Lord: Everything about her incarnation of Doc is different, down to the way her tentacles work. They’re pneumatic, like plastic, bubbly arms.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hasn a respectable opening weekend of $35 million but this is one of those times that word of mouth could do this production a lot of good. We’ll have to see how the coming weeks treat this movie but all signs look good.

Summary: Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, stars Shameik Moore, Liev Schreiber, Lily Tomlin, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Luna Lauren Velez, and Hailee Steinfeld. It’s out now.

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(Last Updated December 17, 2018 5:19 pm )

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