Bagels are dangerous! Across the Spider-Verse features great Everything Everywhere All At Once Easter egg

Across the Spider-Verse
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There have been a lot of movies tackling the multiverse over the past few years, from Doctor Strange 2 to Everything Everywhere All At Once. But now it seems things are getting even more meta as they’ve started to reference each other. 

One Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse viewer spotted a great Easter egg which seems to be a clear nod to Oscar-winner EEAAO. Just a warning, though, before we get into it: we’ll be discussing some spoilers from both movies from here on out. 

So, it’s all to do with bagels. In EEAAO, bagels appear throughout the story, before Stephanie Hsu’s Jobu Tupaki puts everything on the bagel, turning it into a black hole. The baked goods play a pretty big role in Across The Spider-Verse too, as they're a key part of The Spot’s backstory

As he explains to Miles Morales, he was hit in the head with a bagel during the raid on Alchemax, just before he was made into the villain. And this isn’t the only reference to the Oscar winner…

"One of my favorite Easter Eggs in Spider-Man Across the Spiderverse: the significance of BAGELS to The Spot's origin as a multiverse threat," writes Erik Voss on Twitter. "I thought, huh, like Everything Everywhere All At Once! Sure enough, right above Ohnn's apartment…" He then attached a screenshot from the new movie of a sign reading, "All of it always all over the place" with, you guessed it, a picture of a bagel in the middle of it. 

This is just one of the many Across the Spider-Verse Easter eggs hidden in the movie. For more spoiler-filled deep dives on the sequel, check out our guides to:

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.