We can all agree that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was an awesome film delivering us the best Spider-Man film since Sam’s Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 (Yeah, I said it). The film which serves as an origin story to Miles Morales who ends up becoming Spider-Man delivered one hell of an animated fare with great visuals, humor and a strong narrative. Seeing the various versions of Spider-Man… ermmm, Spider-People, I mean Spider-creatures were a real treat but it looks like there were initial plans to throw in another familiar face to the mix. And no, it wasn’t another Spider-person…. thing.
In an interview with Den of Geek, producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller revealed that Into the Spider-Verse almost featured a major cameo from none other than Doctor Strange. Lord and Miller revealed that the first draft of the film ended with the introduction of Doctor Strange. Lord, who co-wrote the script with Rodney Rothman, explained:
“The first draft ended with (Strange).It ended with him saying, ‘Okay, I have some things to tell you…’ It was the first draft, like three years ago. It ended with Doctor Strange. Literally, the last frame was Doctor Strange, going, ‘Hello.’”
That’s an interesting piece of information that would no doubt cause audiences to speculate on how the sequel for the film could go. It would also be cool to just see Doctor Strange in Into the Spider-Verse but the way the film ended was great as it is. It was definitely better as the film already had a lot going on there (in a good way that is) so let’s not add another hero to the mix just yet.
Source: Den of Geek