Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse just came out last weekend, and the internet is buzzing with praise for Miles Morales’ latest adventure. We know that the film is filled to the brim with all kinds of references to previous Spider-Man materials, but there’s actually a reference to one of the biggest movies of last year, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
This was pointed out by New Rockstars’ @eavoss:
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.
I thought, huh, like Everything Everywhere All At Once!
Sure enough, right above Ohnn's apartment…
— Erik Voss (@eavoss) June 4, 2023
To clarify, there’s a billboard on the top of the Spot’s apartment that says, “All of it Always All Over the Place” which is a clear reference to the 2022 hit film.
In Across the Spider-Verse, the Spot explains how he was an employee in Alchemax and was actually the scientist that Miles hits in the head with a bagel during their escape. In EEAAO, the bagel becomes a symbolic visual, with the main antagonist trying to create a literal “Everything Bagel” that will swallow up the multiverse.
It’s a pretty neat Easter Egg, considering that the Spot is also a villain that deals with the Multiverse. Phil Lord and Chris Miller may not have had anything to do with EEAAO, but I guess the movie also has a Marvel connection, what with it being produces by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
For now, everyone is just geeking out about Across the Spider-Verse, which is a pretty solid film by itself besides all the references and jokes. Admittedly, it ends in a massive cliffhanger, and I’m hoping we don’t have to wait too long to follow-up on Miles’ story with Beyond the Spider-Verse.
Catch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse now showing in theaters.