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Tom Holland and Zendaya say they're waiting for the call to enter the Spider-Verse

The No Way Home star reveals that a top Sony producer asked him to join the animated franchise.

By James Grebey
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Spider-Man is coming face to face with the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but the MCU’s resident web-slinger hasn’t entered the Spider-Verse yet. The animated movie series features a whole host of inter-dimensional Spider-People, and the stars of the live-action Spider-Man series want in.

“Love those movies,” Zendaya tells SYFY WIRE during the press junket for No Way Home when the topic of the Spider-Verse series comes up. Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker, echoes his co-star’s praise and says he would really like to be a friendly Spider-Man in that neighborhood.

“Love them and I’m just waiting for the phone call,” Holland says before making a plea to the people behind Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), the 2022 sequel that premiered its first trailer last weekend. “Guys, call us. Put us in your movie, we want to be in it.” 

“Let me know,” adds Jacob Batalon, making it clear that Ned and MJ would love to join Peter on an animated adventure. “Let us know.”

There’s been talk of it, according to Holland, who reveals that former Sony Pictures head and current Spidey producer Amy Pascal approached him about Spider-Verse, though so far nothing has come of it.

“Amy actually asked me on the set of this movie and no one has come back to me,” Holland says, prompting Zendaya to ask: “Yeah, what the heck?”

It’s important, perhaps, to take all of the trio’s Spider-Verse FOMO with a grain of salt. If any of them are already lending their voices to a cameo appearance (or more) in Across the Spider-Verse, it wouldn’t strain credulity that they would lie about it so as not to spoil the surprise. Actors do that in interviews for big franchise blockbusters all the time.

But, it’s also possible that there’s no conspiracy here, and that they really want to web-sling alongside Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales and just haven’t been offered the invite yet. 

Still, their enthusiasm for the animated Spidey franchise is evident and encouraging. 

“I wanna be in them,” Holland says again. “Yeah, I love those movies.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home opens in theaters on Dec. 17, 2021. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) premieres on Oct. 7, 2022.