All 56 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Extended Alt Universe Cut Changes
By Chris E. Hayner | @ChrisHayner on
With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse arriving on digital and Blu-ray, fans of the film are now getting the chance to pick apart the film and obsess over every single frame, as there's plenty hidden within the movie that has yet to be discovered. There's so much to see and the attention to detail is utterly ridiculous. After all, how many Stan Lee cameos have you seen? Because, believe it or not, there's a bunch more. Hidden in the special features of the digital and Blu-ray release, there also happens to be an extended cut of the film with almost a half hour of new footage for you to obsess over.
The Alt Universe version of Spider-Verse is loaded with tons of new jokes, some new and extended scenes, and even a brand new Spider-Ham short for viewers to enjoy. And because we just can't get enough of the movie, we crawled through both versions to find every single difference between the theatrical cut and the Alt Universe movie.
That's right, GameSpot is saving you from the hard work of documenting every little thing that's different. And, as a bonus, it's all documented with some very impressive sketches and early 3D concepts from the cut footage. Even when it's a rough drawing, it's hard to argue just how beautiful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is.
You can pick the movie up on digital now or wait until to purchase it on Blu-ray when it hits stores on March 19. Whatever the case, follow along as we detail the changes.
1. The new Spider-Ham short
Spider-Verse opens up with a brand new Spider-Ham short cartoon, starring John Mulaney as Peter Porker, which serves as a prequel to the movie.
2. Miles asks for help with his homework
After being assigned a personal essay, Miles asks his roommate for help. Of course, he's doing this in the middle of the night. He tells him to ask again "when I'm not trying to sleep."
3. Breaking news
While continuing to procrastinate on his essay, the scene shifts to Miles' parents' house, where a new report shows Spider-Man fighting a villain.
4. A serious talk
The scene continues, showing Jefferson's dislike of superheroes and a nod to Iron Man. Miles also appears, telling his parents he's decided to leave his private school. They, of course, say, no.
5. Miles... isn't bitten
The scene where Miles gets bitten by the radioactive spider is much different in the movie. Instead of getting chomped while he's with his uncle, the spider hides in his clothing. Miles then meets up with his roommate Ganke Lee at school.
6. There was almost another Spider-Man
While Ganke dances to his new beat, Miles notices the spider crawling on him. Spider-Ganke would have been cool. He swats it off and it ends up biting Miles after some silliness.
7. A different view of sleepy Miles
As the venom works through his veins while he sleeps, the alt universe cut shows a different angle of Miles, with the moon crossing the skyline.
8. And this is where we get the first hint at a multiverse
The moon becomes several moons before exploding into a color swirl which looks a lot like the portals to the other universes.
9. Look out, here comes the Spider-Dream
During this, Miles also has a dream of spiderwebs taking him away from his family, before waking up in a cold sweat.
10. No more elaborate security guard chase
Rather than getting stuck in the security guard's office--and playing that awesome Spider Christmas album--the Alt Universe cut send Miles back to his room quickly, with a Spider-Man poster prominently displayed on his wall.
11. Miles and Ganke learn together
After finding Miles stuck to the ceiling of their room, Ganke and his roommate realize together that he has Spider-Man powers. It takes three hours of reading comics to figure it out.
12. How to unstick a Spider-Man
After figuring out Peter's new abilities, he and Ganke set out to figure out how to get him unstuck from the ceiling. They try buttering him up, scraping him off, and simply pulling hard. In the end, Miles loses his underpants and they simply remove part of the ceiling.
13. "You're the Spider-Man"
Even after all of this, Miles doesn't believe he's just like Spider-Man. It's Ganke that tries to convince him.
14. Spider-Man: The Motion Picture
One of his methods of convincing Miles is to show him Spider-Man: The Motion Picture--a definitely not real movie, even though there are already several hundred Spider-Films. Interestingly, this movie is made by director Will Gluck (Peter Rabbit), who appears on the commentary track. Who plays Spidey? Todd Crews--clearly a nod to Tom Cruise.
15. "I don't want to be a superhero"
After realizing Ganke is right, Miles takes off angry. He doesn't want to be a superhero and doesn't want the danger it could put people he cares about in.
16. Miles learns to relax
Through Ganke's joking around, Miles finally relaxes for a moment and Gwen's hair becomes unstuck from his hand. That's the key to being Spidey, relaxation.
17. Something's missing
When Miles returns to the sewer in the Alt Universe cut, it's not to find the spider. So, naturally, that small part of the scene is dropped.
18. A real nightmare
After watching Spider-Man die and running home, Miles has a nightmare about the destruction of New York City because of Kingpin's machine.
19. And now a few words from Wilson Fisk
At the memorial for Spider-Man, Wilson Fisk gives a speech after Mary Jane, announcing that he's made a donation to the police fund to find Spider-Man's killer. This helps connect some dots as to why Mary Jane is later seen attending Fisk's charity dinner.
20. The motivation Miles needs
Seeing Fisk celebrated makes Miles want to train to become Spider-Man, leading him back to Ganke and Spider-Man: The Motion Picture.
21. He's not as good as the movie's Spidey
It only took Todd Crews' version of Spider-Man in the movie-within-a-movie three times to figure out his powers. Miles is not so lucky.
22. Beta testing his Spider-Suit
In this cut of the movie, Ganke helps Miles create the first version of his Spider-Man costume, which shares some similarities with what Miles wears by the end of the film.
23. The importance of training
In the Alt Universe cut, Ganke helps Miles with his training and is there when he takes the big jump off of a roof, falling to the ground. That's when they decide Miles needs web shooters if he's going to be Spider-Man.
25. A web shooter is born
After seeing how Todd Crews developed a web shooter in his Spidey movie, Miles and Ganke try out a few prototypes, including using a fishing rod to swing around on. Naturally, they fail.
25. Spidering ain't easy
We also get a comparison to what Spider-Man life is like in the movies, as opposed to what Miles is going through. Todd Crews is living it up with people cheering him on, Miles is just sore.
26. Miles can't catch a break
It's not just the injuries and soreness getting Miles down. His Spidey is nothing like the one Todd Crews plays in movies. Being a hero just isn't what it seems to be in the movies.
27. Welcome, Peter B. Parker
Peter B.'s arrival is a bit different here. Instead of landing in Times Square, he drops into a department store.
28. Where did your pants go
Somehow in the course of dimension jumping, Peter B. lost his pants, creating an awkward--and illegal--moment.
29. Spider-Man arrested
What's the NYPD to do with a streaker like Peter B. Parker but arrest him? Thankfully, he gets away.
30. Well, this is cute
Peter B. has a throwaway joke when tied up, telling Miles his efforts are "cute." That was dropped from the theatrical cut.
31. He didn't even order the special
In the Alt Universe cut, we find that the diner Peter B. takes Miles to isn't a burger joint at all. It's a gyro restaurant.
32. A Spider-Verse of fries
After polishing off his burger, Peter B. explains the multiverse to Miles using french fries. It turns out Miles' universe is small, soggy, and gross.
33. The condiments get put to use too
Peter B. also used the ketchup and mustard to symbolize the beam that could send him home.
34. The best title
Of course, Peter B. has a name for his plan to go home. It's Spider-Man: Homegoing. He'd better be careful, the MCU's lawyers might hear him if he's too loud.
35. A pointless flight
For some reason, Peter B. and Miles fly on an airplane to the Alchemex campus in the Alt Universe cut, rather than taking the bus.
36. The airplane bathroom situation
In this cut, Peter B. gives Miles Spidey advice in the airplane bathroom--away from potential eavesdroppers. What better place to learn to disinfect the mask?
And after the flight, Peter B. shows Miles how to hitchhike to their destination. Peter B. is cheap.
38. All out of trees to swing from
What happens when Spider-Man's webs have nothing to attach to? As the Alt Universe cut shows, it makes him much more vulnerable.
39. Spider-Gwen to the rescue
This different version of their getaway also gives a new introduction for Spider-Gwen!
40. Infinity Spider-People
After Gwen's origin story, Miles asks her and Peter B. how many Spider-People there are from different dimensions. "Infinity," they both say. When it comes to potential sequels, this is very exciting.
41. Hey, Uncle Prowler
We're then shown a scene completely omitted from the theatrical cut. In it, Miles' uncle is working on something--most likely evil-- at home when the doorbell rings.
42. It's Jefferson, looking for his son
This particular moment is interesting because the two brothers don't have any actual conversations in the theatrical cut. Putting them face-to-face emphasizes how much they both care for Miles.
43. Aunt May to the rescue
After Miles is scared away from the Spider-Cave, Aunt May looks at Peter B. disappointed and motions for him to follow the kid.
44. Moping Miles
Instead of ignoring calls from his dad and walking the streets, Miles chooses to sit sadly on a billboard, as most of us would. Don't worry, he still avoids calls and walks the streets after all of this.
45. Pep Talk Peter
He's quickly found by Peter B., though, who admits that he's not good at teaching and gives him some advice on how to handle being a superhero. "This hero thing, it gets really, really complicated, man," he tells the kid. "You lose things." This is also where he tells Miles you have to take a leap of faith for the first time.
46. Peni Parker rules
As the fight in Aunt May's house begins, we get an extra bit of Peni Parker and her giant robot preparing for battle and accidentally destroying a bathroom.
47. Much more fighting
In the Alt Universe cut, there's quite a bit more fighting over the goober before all hell breaks loose.
48. Spider-Ham is hungry
In the ensuing madness, Spider-Ham even attempts to eat the goober, though he quickly belches it back up.
49. That poor woman's car
Once the fighting goes outside, an old woman stumbles upon the havoc and her windshield pays the price.
50. "Now you don't have to be Spider-Man"
Instead of giving Peter the leap of faith talk in his dorm room, Peter B. simply tells the kid that he's free from the obligation of Spider-Man now.
51. Practice makes perfect
Even after getting his new suit, Miles figures out the superhero life is rough when he mistimes a swing, crashes through a semi-truck, and smashes into a wall. He's not discouraged, though.
52. You don't look like waiters
Unlike in the theatrical movie, the Spider-Team runs into the villains while under their waiter disguises.
53. The pork looks undercooked
We also get confirmation of where Spider-Ham was in this scene. Turns out he was naked and on a platter for serving.
54. Spideys on the prowl
In the Alt Universe cut, there are more shots of the Spider-Gang snooping around Fisk's home, looking for for the secret elevator to his lair.
55. The end of Liv
While the theatrical version doesn't show her again, Liv gets one final moment in this cut. She wakes up as the portal is collapsing and says, "The power of the multiverse in the palm of my hand," before jumping into the vortex. What becomes of her next is anyone's guess.
56. Miles saves his dad
In the new cut, Jefferson is being sucked into the vortex when Miles swings in to save him. He wasn't able to save his uncle, but his dad is safe and sound.