Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has secret cameos even the cast don't know about

Total Film Exclusive Image: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has a massive cast playing all kinds of Spideys, including newcomers Issa Rae, playing pregnant Spider-Woman Jessica Drew, and Daniel Kaluuya, voicing Hobie Brown, AKA Spider-Punk. 

But, as the directors tell Total Film magazine in the new issue, which features Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny on the cover, there's more where that came from. Many other appearances are guarded like state secrets, but the directors let slip that Scarlet Spider, a clone from Joaquim Dos Santos' favourite era of the comics, will appear. 

Dos Santos seems desperate to reveal more but stops himself. "I can't wait for people to hear who voices him," he says. "It still hasn't been released, but I love our Scarlet Spider actor." 

When Total Film asks for a hint, Powers admits, "Not even the actors know! Everyone is sworn to secrecy, and they record alone, so most of them are discovering with the public who is in the film they've been making. Their reactions have been pretty hilarious."

They confirm that many unexpected appearances are in store, but the directors have a couple more months of secrecy ahead. "My favourite cameo is…" Kemp Powers teases, "a secret! But I promise it's gonna blow your eyeballs out the backside of your head."

You can check out our two exclusive images from the film of Miles Morales above and below.

Total Film Exclusive Image: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opens in cinemas on June 2. This is just a snippet of our interview with the Spider-Verse team in the new issue of Total Film magazine when it hits shelves (and digital newsstands) this Thursday, April 27. Check out the covers below:

Total Film's Indiana Jones covers.

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Leila Latif is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, film critic, and self-described "haver of hot takes". She used that power (and years of experience) to cover TV and film for a wide variety of outlets such as GamesRadar+, Total Film, Little White Lies, The A.V. Club, SFX, BBC Culture, and many more. 

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