For the New Year, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse decides to tease us about the long-awaited sequel. With a meta joke to boot.
This particular Tweet came from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘s official Twitter account. The only text reads: “One year closer to 2022”. The only pictures that accompany it show a very familiar version of Spider-Man activating a device affixed to his wrist. At least, familiar to those who’ve watched all the way past the end credits. Although by now, we’ve all been trained to at least be aware of the existence of end credit scenes, haven’t we?
Spider-Man: Into the Near-Future?
Remember the end credits scene in Into the Spider-Verse where we saw this futuristic Spider-Man travel back in time with some kind of wrist-mounted time machine. Only it wasn’t back in time in his own timeline. He appeared to travel back to the original Spider-Man animated series all the way from 1967. Yeah, those were good times.
If you weren’t aware of who Spider-Man 2099 from Nueva York was before, you’ll certainly be aware of him after watching Into the Spider-Verse all the way through. And there’s a certain amount of hilarity in the implications of him using that time machine to (presumably) watch the long-awaited sequel. Perhaps even to find out if he’ll have a big part in it? Now wouldn’t that be truly meta?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is really trying hard to build up some hype back for the long-awaited sequel. When you look at the rave review critics gave it, it’s no wonder. And while the sequel’s release date has been pushed back from April 8, 2022 to October 7 of the same year (due to a certain coronavirus), we still eagerly await its release. After all, who doesn’t want to watch the various Spider-Mans mix it up again?