If you’re a huge fan of superhero animation like myself, then odds are you were floored earlier today when the second trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hit the web. And if that weren’t enough, we also learned Hailee Steinfeld is voicing the wildly popular Spider-Gwen!
While most of us were experiencing sensory overload due to witnessing the stunning visuals that accompany Miles Morales’ silver screen debut, there exist the few who were able to slow down and take in some overlooked details. Chief among those would have to be Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, who shared the below image on Twitter.
From the look of it, the young man has drawings of both Batman and Superman posted above his table. Of course, the Dark Knight is captured quite simplistically and only part of Big Blue’s leg is on display, but it’s very obvious the burgeoning hero has an affinity for those two icons.
Frankly, it’s not uncommon for these friendly nods toward the competition to occur, lest we forget how DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has made references to Spider-Man and other Marvel heroes in recent memory. Hey, if comic book characters exist in fiction in these respective universes, wouldn’t you like to think they’re ones familiar to us?
Easter eggs aside, it’s my hope that this particular picture perform well and open the door for other big budget animated movies from both Marvel and DC. Being a lover of Batman Beyond, I can only dream that the right people over at Warner Bros. are taking notes, and that Terry McGinnis will soon follow in Miles Morales’ footsteps.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse opens in theaters on December 14th.