'Spider-Verse' Spider-Ham Outtakes Will Make You Want an R-Rated Version
Big Mouth voice actor and comedian John Mulaney also lends his voice to the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as Peter Porker, an anthropomorphized pig that happens to be Spider-Ham in an alternate reality. True to the more adult nature of his other comedic roles and stand-up, Mulaney’s outtakes while voicing the character were much more mature than the film’s PG rating.
“I threw in my own lines and what happened was I was just cursing wildly,” Mulaney explained to Jimmy Fallon while on The Tonight Show December 10. Courtesy of Sony Pictures, Fallon then aired a brief audio clip of the outtakes that even include some mild spoilers.
“Two days?” Mulaney says as Spider-Ham at one point. “I’ve been Spider-Ham 30 f*ing years!”
In the final version, Peter Porker delivers a variation of this line to Miles Morales, who in Spider-Verse has only just become Spider-Man. In fact, the movie delivers Miles’ origin story while also introducing various kinds of Spider-People from across the Spider-Verse. Spider-Ham, apparently, is a total veteran at this superhero stuff.
“It is wonderfully scripted but they did a thing that is very generous that they say to comedy people which is, ‘Have fun with it and add your own words!’” Mulaney explained about the experience of voicing Spider-Ham. “In my first session, I did go my own way with it.” That, essentially, meant dropping a few F-bombs here and there.
None of those swears made it into the final version of the movie, therefore preserving the very tame PG rating of Into the Spider-Verse, but they’re still a total delight to hear for the film’s slightly more mature audience.
Now we just wish there was a PG-13 cut of the movie out there. Maybe on the Blu-ray release?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be released in theaters December 14, 2018.