Who is Spider-Canada from the new 'Spider-Verse' movie? - ESPN

2023-06-09 13:42:53  • 4 mins

There are many Spider-people in "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," the hit animated sequel in which Miles Morales, Brooklyn teen turned Spider-Man, enters a multiverse of variants.

But in that vast collection of web-slingers, only one is holding a hockey stick. Which is appropriate, because only one is wearing a Canadian national team sweater, too.

Spider-Canada is a stick-wielding Spider-Woman with a captain's "C" on her maple leaf-adorned jersey. She's an original character created for the film, having never appeared in any other form of Spider-Man media. She pops up in several scenes, her distinct look separating her from the crowd of web-crawlers.

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The character was partially born out of the filmmakers' sports fandom. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, writers and producers on the film series, love sports. So do directors Justin K. Thompson and Kemp Powers, as well as production designer Patrick O'Keefe.

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