Why You'll Want to Stick Around for the 'Spider-Verse' Post-Credits Scene

Even after boundary-pushing Marvel movies like Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, it’s not a controversial thing to say that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the most unique superhero movies of all time. This movie goes hard even in the post-credits scene, which plays with the Spider-Man multiverse in ways you can’t even begin to fathom.

For those who are just a little lost after seeing the post-credits scene of Spider-Verse, in theaters December 14, here’s what you actually saw.

Spoilers for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse post-credits scene ahead.

After the Kingpin’s plans to open up the multiverse to replace his dead family were thwarted, Miles Morales accepts his new responsibility as the Spider-Man of his universe. But the uptick in spider activity and convergence of multiple spider heroes encourages one more “Spider-Man” of another dimension to begin recruiting across the multiverse.

Meet Miguel O’Hara

This “Spider-Man,” from Nueva York, is Miguel O’Hara (voiced by Oscar Isaac), the half-Latino, half-Irish Spider-Man of the year 2099 from Earth-928.

Fans of Insomniac’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 will recognize Spider-Man 2099 from the game’s collection of alternate costumes, but the character has its roots in the comics (duh). First introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #365, which commemorated the 30th anniversary of Spider-Man, Miguel was the star of Spider-Man 2099 from Peter David, Rick Leonardi and Kelley Jones.

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Cover of 'Spider-Man 2099' #3, illustrated by Francesco Mattina.

In Spider-Verse, Miguel learns of the other spider heroes and begins an effort to recruit them to prepare against an unidentified threat. First up is a Spider-Man that anyone who has spent time on the internet will absolutely recognize.

Spidey’s “Double Identity”

Miguel travels to Earth-67, where the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon exists. The famously low-budget series, which relied on stock animation, has endured decades after its expiration thanks to the abundance of internet memes it spawned. (Legendary animation director Ralph Bakshi, who directed 1978’s The Lord of the Rings, served as producer in its second season.)

One meme that probably frequents your Twitter timeline is the “Spider-Man Pointing at Spider-Man” meme, taken from a still of two identical Spider-Men from the episode “Double Identity.” In Spider-Verse, Miguel accidentally recreates the meme with the Earth-67 Spidey, which closes out the post-credits of the film. What a way to end a movie.

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This is basically the very end of 'Spider-Verse,' but with Spider-Man 2099.

The post-credits is obviously setting up a more epic sequel, with even more heroes from alternate dimensions as opposed to the handful we meet in the film. But there’s no specific threat introduced in the post-credits scene, at least from what we can recall after one viewing. And hopefully, that new threat isn’t Morlun.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14.


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