Call us kooky, and we probably are, but there might be an Easter egg related to the 1994 Spider-Man FOX animated series in the first teaser for a sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Feel free to make fun of us if we’re actually wrong, but it’s currently 5:30 p.m. on a Friday and a ten-second clip is all we have to go on. So let’s just speculate in peace, okay?
On Friday afternoon, Sony dropped a bombshell. On the official Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Twitter account, a ten-second trailer announced the untitled sequel, henceforth known as Spider-Verse 2 for convenience. The teaser included no information other than a release date: April 8, 2022.
The teaser trailer is a jumble of different versions of Miles Morales’ graffiti logo. One of them, a blocky orange-yellow and red variant of the spider crest, is stylishly reminiscent of both the 1967 Spider-Man animated series (which featured in the film’s incredible post-credits) and the 1994 animated series, which similar to X-Men is a generational touchstone for most adult millennials.
Maybe it’s something. Maybe it’s nothing. Either way, it’s all we have to go on in an extremely cryptic trailer that doesn’t even have any sound.
Other versions of the spider logo in the teaser look like something from Spider-Man’s long history, but truthfully it’s hard to decode anything with just changes in color palettes and line styles. But if you want to look for them yourself, knock yourself out. We’ll see you on Monday. Stay safe kids.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 will be released in theaters on April 8, 2022.