True to its central premise, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features plenty of web-slinging superheroes from other dimensions, each ripe with the potential to receive their own solo spinoff film. Spider-Ham voice actor John Mulaney has his own thoughts and ideas on where to take his character for a solo film, leaning into what he feels is an untapped aspect of superheroes that moonlight as reporters: investigative journalism.
"To go see him back at the Daily Deagle -- I could see a Watergate-like story at the Beagle where he’s both a reporter and Spider-Ham by night," Mulaney explained to Variety. "This would be more like The Post or All The President’s Men or Spotlight, but we’d make it family friendly. Lots of bacon jokes, or, ‘that’s ham-fisted.'"
Spider-Ham originally debuted in Tom DeFalco and Mark Armstrong in 1983's Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham. Spider-Verse producers Amy Pascal and Avi Arad have both expressed an interest in developing a solo animated spinoff for the character, making Mulaney's wish a potential reality.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn. The film is in theaters now.