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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features versions of Spider-Man from various parallel dimensions. Are all of these "new" dimensions, or are they intended to be existing-dimensions within the Marvel multiverse of comics, films, etc.? In other words, are any of the Spider-People we see from established Marvel universes (e.g. Earth-616, Earth-1610, Earth-199999, Amazing Spider-Man universe, etc.), or does this movie exist outside the continuity of any other Marvel storyline?

For example, is

The older, divorced, somewhat overweight thirtysomething Peter Parker

supposed to represent a future Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man, or some other version of Spider-Man?

To be clear, I'm not asking about what works inspired this movie, I'm asking to what extent it exists within the continuity of those previous works, as opposed to just being inspired by it.

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  • This is a great question, but I wish you'd also included the four named villains besides the alternate spidermen. Some or all of those villains must have appearances in earlier media too.
    – b_jonas
    Dec 26, 2018 at 18:39

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The stinger has appearances from:

Spider-Man 2099 and the Spider-Man from the 1967 cartoon.

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    While Peter B. Parker did have some scenes out of the Raimi films, he had artificial web slingers - in the Raimi films, Spider-Man generated webs organically. Dec 18, 2018 at 1:11
  • @RobertColumbia: I've amended my answer to include your comment. I could have sworn I saw a "from the director" comment about the source of the character, but I'm having no luck.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Dec 22, 2018 at 13:45
  • @Ynaught - I see that you've submitted an edit to this answer to correct what you see as a factual inaccuracy. Instead of editing someone else's answer though, I'd recommend posting what you believe to be the correct information within a separate answer of your own. That way, you're not altering the intent of someone else's post, and you give yourself the opportunity to earn some reputation. Jun 4, 2022 at 14:29
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    @FuzzyBoots - What this user posted before was more of a question than an answer. But with some reframing of the first paragraph, the removal of the second one, and the addition of the sources they've attempted to edit into your answer here, they certainly have enough now to write a decent answer to this question. Jun 4, 2022 at 15:01
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    Incidentally, that second paragraph could be reframed into a decent question as well. But it absolutely should be posted as a question, not an answer. Jun 4, 2022 at 15:05
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Most of the Spider-Man and Spider-Woman variants in the Spider-Verse films come from existing dimensions within the Marvel multiverse. In the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023), we can see the designations of the existing universes that some of these Spider-People belong to.

For example, in Across the Spider-Verse, we see that Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen is from Earth-65, Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099 is from Earth-928, Spidercide is from Earth-616 (the main comic book universe), and Tarantula is from the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Earth-1610A*, which are all existing universes in the comics. It is likely that the same applies to Peter Porker / Spider-Ham (who is from Larval Earth / Earth-8311), Peni Parker / SP//dr (Earth-14512), and Spider-Man Noir (Marvel Noir / Earth-90214).

* The film uses "Earth-1610A" (with an "A") to differentiate Tarantula’s home universe from the universe of Miles Morales in the Spider-Verse films, which is called Earth-1610 in Across the Spider-Verse. In the comics, Miles Morales is originally from the Ultimate Marvel Universe.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse screencaps showing the universe designations:

Earth-65, Spider-Gwen's world

Nueva York / Earth-928

Peter Parkedcar, Spidercide, Tarantula, Last Stand, and LEGO Spider-Man with their home universes labeled in Across the Spider-Verse

Mumbattan / Earth-50101

In Across the Spider-Verse, Peter B. Parker’s home universe is labeled “Earth-616B”, a dimension that did not exist in the Marvel multiverse prior to Into the Spider-Verse. Adding a “B” to “Earth-616”, the main comic book universe, implies that he is based on Earth-616 Peter Parker.

Peter B. Parker and Spider-Verse Miles Morales belong to universes that Into the Spider-Verse introduced. Peter B. Parker is not the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man from the Sam Raimi film Spider-Man (2002), as another answer suggested, since that version of Spider-Man appears separately from Peter B. Parker in Across the Spider-Verse.

Screencaps of Gwen's interdimensional portal watch before traveling to Peter B. Parker's universe:

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