Sony Animation’s “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” is king of both the box-office and the critics at the moment, a movie stuffed full of variations of Spider-Man including Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, two Peter Parkers, Peni Parker and her robot, Spider-Noir and more.
The comic is famous for numerous versions of the character over the years and this week co-director Rodney Rothman revealed to Cinema Blend that one other possibility was floated – mostly for a quick gag – but was sadly rejected. That possibility? An Australian Spider-Man:
“We created an Australian Spider-Man. He showed up with the other Spiders, and he said he was 24 hours ahead, and then he glitched to death. So everyone was going to be like, ‘Oh, it’s going to be 24 hours.’ That was the official ticking clock.”
Rothman says the idea came too late into development and would require a script draft change that could not be done in time. Whether Australian Spider-Man could live on in a future project is not clear, though other incarnations of Spider-Man could easily pop up in the future.
“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” opened to $35.4 million, making it the highest grossing December debut of an animated movie.