Across the Spider-Verse Easter Egg That Was Too Sneaky To Notice

Across the Spider-Verse Easter Egg That Was Too Sneaky To Notice
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A nod to the legendary Spider-Man series.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is full of Easter eggs and cameos, most of which are obvious and easily spotted. However, there is one sneaky little Easter egg that even true fans of this movie could have missed.

As the movie begins, we find ourselves in Gwen Stacy's universe. In her reality, Peter Parker is not the web-slinging superhero we're accustomed to; instead, he's just Gwen's ordinary friend (who later becomes The Lizard though).

In a quick sequence, we see Peter, Gwen, Aunt May, and Captain Stacy sharing a meal together. These casual gatherings, seemingly insignificant at first glance, contain a delightful surprise for die-hard fans of Spider-Man.

During this sequence, if you pay close attention, you'll spot that for just one frame, Peter is wearing a distinct striped polo shirt. And it's no ordinary shirt — it's the exact same iconic polo worn by Peter Parker in the legendary Spider-Man: The Animated Series that aired from 1994 to 1998.

This might seem like a small detail, but it's actually a really cool nod to the fans who grew up watching that show.

It also shows that the creators of Across the Spider-Verse really care about the source material. They understand how important the 1994 series was to so many fans, and they wanted to pay tribute to it in their own way.

For fans of the series, this subtle nod is a delightful blast from the past. Spider-Man: The Animated Series holds a special place in the hearts of many fans. It was an epic show that brought Spider-Man's awesome escapades to a whole new bunch of fans.

Spider-Man TAS ran for five seasons, becoming a beloved classic for many fans. It was praised for its faithful adaptation of Spider-Man's comic book origins and storylines, as well as its mature themes and complex characters.

Many fans still hold the show in high regard and consider it to be one of the best adaptations of Spider-Man ever made. By the way, it was also the first animated project to introduce the multiverse, or Spider-verse, to be exact.