Contains SPOILERS for ‘Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse’
Huge surprise: now that superhero movies are bent on burying us in post credit scenes, intended to serve as hooks for the inevitable sequel, Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse It is one of those rare films that are over when they are over, without any valid epilogues. But, as the producers and scriptwriters have revealed Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the tape was about to have a coda.
And the protagonist of said coda would have turned out to be Stain, the character with the voice in VO of Jason Schwarzmann who has revealed himself as one of the most dirty enemies, and at the same time the most dangerous, of our friend and neighbor.
As Lord and Miller have explained on IndieWire, the scene would have shown us Mancha hanging out in a bar full of ‘Spidey’ haters. The supervillain tries to get himself served a drink… but fails, because no one bothers to speak to him.
“In the end, he steals the drink himself, gulping it down, and the liquid trickling out of his holes,” Lord explains. “He’s the most pitiful villain. A really cool line Chris wrote was ‘He tries to fill the hole in his heart with more holes.’ It’s not a great method.”
During the production of crossing the multiverse, Mancha became a challenge for the animators due to that peculiar physique that shows him as a blank space full of holes that become more and more active as his powers grow. “We wanted to reduce her to her essence, which is the nudity of that black and white design,” explains the animator. Alan Hawkins. “Nothing is static: it is always in motion.”
Why was the villain left without this moment of glory? Well, as Miller explains, because the end of the film already had enough impact, and adding an epilogue would have spoiled it. “It was hard to get over the point where we left off,” points. We will have to wait for the sequel Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (March 29, 2024) to find out if Mancha can now rub shoulders with him Green Goblin and the Doctor Octopus. Or, at least, rob an ATM properly.
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