Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, things are a little different. The movie isn’t currently connected to Sony’s Spider-Man and Venom superhero properties or cinematic universe (though Sony could certainly change this in the future). So its two post-credits scenes are a bit more specific to the movie and to the history of Spider-Man than usual.
It’s hard to fathom that the same Sony Pictures that, in 2012, decided the best way to expand the appeal of its live-action Spider-Man franchise was to start over with lesser movies, has now become smart enough to put its resources into a superb new — really new — Spider-Man cartoon. Maybe someone in a Culver City boardroom got bit by a radioactive MacArthur Fellow.
Produced by, among others, the makers of “The Lego Movie,” this “Spider-Man” is filled with an even higher level of irreverence, mirroring some of the cheekiness that has defined the “Deadpool” movies.
If you’ve seen Spider-Verse and are curious just what the heck happened during its credits, we’ve got you covered. If you haven’t seen it, we really think you should. Or, you could check out some exclusive concept art, or some behind-the-scenes footage. This is all to say: we’re about to enter spoiler territory.
The first Into the Spider-Verse credits scene is actually more of a title card. It contains a quote from Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man who died on November 12 after a long and legendary career in the comics industry.
The concept’s main character is Miles Morales. In his universe, he’s bitten by a radioactive spider and connects with the original Spider-Man who is killed by the villain’s henchmen. That leads him to Peter B. Parker, an alternate universe Spider-Man. The others come along shortly after.
The main plot of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is about the existence of multiple universes that are parallel to the one the movie is primarily set in, but which all differ from one another to varying degrees.
The end of credits scene opens with a female hologram named Lyla (Greta Lee) giving Miguel the low-down on some multiverse-threatening events afoot. In the comics, Lyla is to Miguel as J.A.R.V.I.S. is to Tony Stark. Though on the page she’s styled very alluringly in quasi-Grecian muse mode, Lyla gets a funky, futuristic update for Into the Spider-Verse, including pink sunglasses and a fur coat.