“So, you came here to see if there’s an Across the Spider-Verse post credit scene.”—Steve Rogers, maybe?
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has swung into theaters and thwipped its way into our hearts with intense action, jaw-dropping visuals, and some fun cameos. Critics and audiences agree that ATSV is everything we’ve been waiting for over the past four and a half years. With a 2-hour and 20-minute runtime, you’ll feel like you were on a roller coaster through the multiverse by the time the end credits roll. But is there an Across the Spider-Verse post credit scene?
No but seriously, does Across the Spider-Verse have a post credit scene?
In short, no. For the first time since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, Sony’s latest arachnid masterpiece does not contain a post-credits scene. (That sound you hear is your bladder thanking the movie gods.) Frankly, given the events of the final third of the movie, a post-credit chaser probably wouldn’t have accomplished much in getting you excited for what’s coming next.
But just because there’s no Across the Spider-Verse post credit scene doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see during the credits. For one, the end credit art is truly beautiful. Sony Animation has really outdone themselves, and the end credits are a nice come-down after two and a half hours of colorful cacophony. If that’s not enough, at the mid-credit point you’ll also get a first look at the title card for the next installment in the Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
Did Into the Spider-Verse have a post-credit scene?
2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse shocked and delighted as it came out of nowhere to change animation forever. It’s not hyperbole to argue that it’s the most influential animated feature since Toy Story. It won Best Animated Feature Film at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and at the Academy Awards. (One must believe that Across the Spider-Verse is the front-runner to repeat those accolades.)
The post-credit scene in ITSV introduced us to Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac), also known as Spider-Man 2099, in a scene that set the stage for the events of ATSV. This gets back to why there wasn’t a need for an Across-the Spider-Verse post-credit scene. We think you’ll agree that by the end of the film, the stage has been more than adequately set for whatever is planned next.
Although there’s no Across the Spider-Verse post credit scene, we’ve got Miles ahead of us
Post-credit scene or not, ATSV is nothing short of incredible. With the best movie of the year to date, comics going strong as always, and a much-anticipated game on the way this fall, 2023 is shaping up to be the year of Miles Morales.