Tom Holland Son Heung-min Link in Across the Spider-Verse

Watch after Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, There was a scene where I jumped out of my seat. if we are honest there were several moments where that happened, but one of them was so random, so unexpected, so subtly connected to the Spider-Man universe, and so in line with my personal interests, that it stood above the others. And it’s not a spoiler. At all. In fact, consider the moment above.

As the film begins, Miles Morales returns to his dorm room at school to find his roommate, Ganke Lee, playing video games (actually a very special game, so be careful) in Miles’ Jordans. You can watch the entire moment on Instagram at this link.

On the wall you will notice the poster of a soccer player. But not just any soccer player. It’s Heung-min Son, a South Korean legend who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. Since Ganke’s character in the comics is a Korean American, it definitely makes sense to have a poster of a player like Son on his wall. And maybe that’s all. However, if you follow soccer (or football as it’s called everywhere but here), you know that Tom Holland is not only a huge Tottenham fan, he’s also a huge Son fan, and Son is a Holland fan in turn . As a matter of fact, Check out these photos and clips. Yes, that’s Son with Holland and Son performing the Spider-Man web slingshot gesture after a goal.

Still skeptical? That could just be photos, right? So, We can’t embed it here, but check out this video. It’s Holland that Son is interviewing, and he’s doing fanboys like a Spidey fan is talking to him.

Well, the team has lagged behind Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Did you put that in specifically for Tom Holland? I know as a Tottenham Hotspur and Heung-min Son fan I felt like it was in for me, so maybe not? However, I’m not actually Spider-Man, so there’s a good chance it was included partly because it made sense and partly because Holland would love it.

We will have much, much more to offer Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse soon.

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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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