It's only been playing in theaters for a few days, but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has already established itself as one of the best movies ever made about the world's most famous web-slinger. It's sitting at a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the highest-reviewed Spidey movies ever. At the box office, the movie is doing just as well, earning the #1 spot in its opening weekend. With an entire new spider-verse to play with, producers Amy Pascal and Avi Arad have several possible directions to go in follow-up movies, and they are already thinking about giving Spider-Ham his own solo spin-off.
"Of course! You can imagine how much the kids love that characer," Pascal said about the concept of a Spider-Ham movie. Arad agrees, echoing Pascal's words by straight up saying, "We want piggy." While Into the Spider-Verse gives viewers a wide array of Spider-Men from different universes, Spider-Ham is certainly the most outlandish. Bizarre as he is, the character is not only resonating with many viewers, he's made a heavy impression on the people behind the camera as well. Given the positive reviews and box office earnings, the idea is definitely more plausible than it might sound at first.
Known as "Peter Porker" when not in the suit, Spider-Ham is not in fact an original creation made for this new movie. The character first appeared in the 1983 one-off comic Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham. After catching on, the pint-sized superhero's adventures would continue in a bi-monthly series. He has since been referenced and made cameo appearances in various Spider-Man comic books, cartoons, and video games over the years. Certainly, however, Into the Spider-Verse has given a spotlight to the character bigger than one he's ever received before.
Although a Spider-Ham movie is only an idea as of right now, an official Spider-Verse sequel is reportedly already in the works. The upcoming movie will explore the relationship between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, with a possible romantic storyline between the pair. This was a part of the plot in the original Spider-Verse script which didn't make the cut, and seems to be one of many possible storylines producers could explore by branching out from the first movie. Additionally, the beauty in having possible spinoffs with the various Spider-Men is that each can have their own tone and style, as they all reside in very different universes. A Spider-Gwen movie would be completely unlike a Spider-Ham spinoff, but for this budding film franchise, it works.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is now playing in theaters everywhere. The movie is playing very well and seems to be an excellent way of holding the web-slinger's fans over until Spider-Man: Far From Home hits the big screen on July 5, 2019. Whether it's live-action, animated, or even in the form of a crime fighting pig, people always seem more than happy to buy tickets to see Spidey on the big screen. This information comes to us from Vanity Fair.