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I Asked 20 Across the Spider-Verse Filmmakers About the Smiling Kid

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  • I asked 20 Across the Spider-Verse filmmakers about the smiling kid who mysteriously shows up in the background of both Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. And as I hunted for the answers to this Spider-Verse easter egg, I think I dug a little too deep...
    In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Into the Spider-Verse, there is a hidden detail in the background. Miles Morales may be busy facing threats like The Spot and Miguel O'Hara AKA Spider-Man 2099. But there is a strange character lurking in the background of both films. Dubbed the "Smiling Kid" online, this random background character sports a wide, unnerving grin, and almost breaks the 4th wall by looking at the camera.
    I was determined to find out who this guy is, so I asked the people who worked on the Spider-Verse films. Was the Smiling Kid a character from Marvel Comics? A future villain? Or just an inside joke among the animators.
    Someone knows...
    #acrossthespiderverse #beyondthespiderverse
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  • @stephenolive
    @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +67

    Thank you for all the kind comments!! I have a couple more videos in the works, but let me know if there is anything specific you want me to investigate and I'll see what I can do!

    • @Redst0neBoy
      @Redst0neBoy หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I think he IS the villain, when we are in the nuevo york train chase where miles is running from the spider society and is riding on the train thats headed towards the moon
      there is a moment where miles falls ontop of a car that is carrying the smiling kid,
      but hes different,
      he has mouth guards and is completely immobilized inside of some metal straitjacket,
      like he was dangerous, VERY dangerous, to the point he is fully immobilized and being sent to the moon,
      possibly a place where in Miguel O'hara's universe holds some of the most dangerous villains
      and if this is true
      the smiling kid IS the next villain, possibly one that has been spying on miles throughout the franchise, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.

    • @Redst0neBoy
      @Redst0neBoy หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      2:05 is where he is

    • @TheIcyBrick
      @TheIcyBrick หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@Redst0neBoy OH MY GOD YOURE RIGHT

    • @LavaLampStuidos
      @LavaLampStuidos หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Remember me when your famous

  • @Kimnino
    @Kimnino หลายเดือนก่อน +198

    I just like to think he is a alternative spot spying on miles lol

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      Ooh that’s interesting!

    • @user-nn6yd2oj2e
      @user-nn6yd2oj2e หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      Personally he look like a Peter Parker I think it’s Miguel spy to see everything what miles do since he was bitten and how he was bitten by the spider beceaus there is no real explanation how did he learn that miles was an anomaly so I found this could be a reason

    • @Fehudbro
      @Fehudbro หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Bro threw random words and called it a theory

    • @iqzario4animations203
      @iqzario4animations203 หลายเดือนก่อน +2


  • @RedKnight26
    @RedKnight26 หลายเดือนก่อน +228

    I get Otto Octavius Vibes from him...

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      Very true

    • @RedKnight26
      @RedKnight26 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      ​@@stephenolive Or maybe he is a crazy Fanboy. Either way I hope they give him a role in beyond the spider-verse, maybe a live action version of "Smiling Kid."

    • @thatoneguyisuppose.890
      @thatoneguyisuppose.890 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Wasn't there already a doc ock in the first spiderverse? Could mean they had a son :0

    • @samirsantos7387
      @samirsantos7387 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      The smile reminds me of Willem Defoe green goblin a little bit

    • @iank768
      @iank768 หลายเดือนก่อน +4


  • @AgentGrsMan
    @AgentGrsMan หลายเดือนก่อน +212

    I believe he is gonna be the EVIL SMILING KID master of evil and his smile will infect the Spider-verse.

    • @tomby_
      @tomby_ 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Funny, I have a character like that. They even have the same hair colour and height

  • @ragemuffin7427
    @ragemuffin7427 หลายเดือนก่อน +88

    The only times he looks at the camera is when the camera is miles’ pov

  • @Drifter-while-hungry
    @Drifter-while-hungry หลายเดือนก่อน +92

    He’s gonna get the venom symbiote, that’s why venom has that big smile on him all the time

    • @KE-yq2eg
      @KE-yq2eg หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Eddie Brock?

  • @coolguydoesstuff7876
    @coolguydoesstuff7876 หลายเดือนก่อน +173

    HOW DO YOU ONLY HAVE 629 SUBS??? this video was so well made! keep it up!

    • @The_desiresideofthings
      @The_desiresideofthings หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Bro deserves at least 1 million

    • @Jael69420
      @Jael69420 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It’s now 664 subs

    • @Special_Agent_Frank_Horrigan
      @Special_Agent_Frank_Horrigan หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@The_desiresideofthings1 million of what?

    • @pryt0n180
      @pryt0n180 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @PauTheDeo
      @PauTheDeo หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @gauvain572
    @gauvain572 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

    At this point, I will be disappointed if he is *not* a twist villain

    • @kobbsy7441
      @kobbsy7441 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Or at least somthing more the creepy background character

  • @poptropicuh415
    @poptropicuh415 หลายเดือนก่อน +85

    Crazy video quality. Underrated TH-camr

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Appreciate that!

  • @ricniks4619
    @ricniks4619 หลายเดือนก่อน +42

    He is going to be the villain of one of the Spin Offs when they wrap up the Miles trilogy.

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      That’d be an interesting tie-in

  • @nota13xxsweaponsupplier7
    @nota13xxsweaponsupplier7 หลายเดือนก่อน +29

    He’s probably going to be another obscure spider man villain, soon to become iconic similar on what they did with the spot.

    • @Bukwheat
      @Bukwheat หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      He's Big Wheel

    • @fosamil
      @fosamil หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@Bukwheat No, no, he's definitely The Wall

  • @TheIqbal227
    @TheIqbal227 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

    Is “the guy who got hit by a bagel” turned into THE SPOT, I think the smiling kid HAS to have a bigger role

  • @Soundwave34
    @Soundwave34 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

    Imagine if he was final boss of the trilogy

  • @Steveobrine_Official
    @Steveobrine_Official หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Dang, fantastic video! I can’t believe you actually reached out to the animators! Personally I don’t think the smiling kid will be important, but it would be REALLY funny if he did. Still, I don’t want that to detract from all the other arcs beyond the spiderverse will have going on

  • @tracypascua1038
    @tracypascua1038 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    He is going to be the villain of Beyond The Spider Verse

  • @trevcwalsh
    @trevcwalsh หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    Soooo good man!! Never noticed that before.

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน

      Thanks man!! I appreciate the support!

  • @Funky_Troll_Studios
    @Funky_Troll_Studios หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Imagine if sony will make a series about him

  • @unknownchannel3541
    @unknownchannel3541 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This is a great job! So much researches and good explaining and theories. You're so cool!!

  • @techmast6920
    @techmast6920 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    00:52 - Dan Slott (one of the Spider-Man comic books’ writers) mentioned on Twitter that he was the one who suggested to filmmakers that Spot should be the Bagel guy

  • @professionllyidiotic
    @professionllyidiotic หลายเดือนก่อน +28

    i feel like he could be the chameleon to a certain extent

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      That’s definitely a possibility. I feel like he could be a good villain for the third one, especially since there’s already a lot of uncertainty and changes for Miles in Earth-42

  • @Ryderboycolor9
    @Ryderboycolor9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    you deserve more subs man your amazing this video had a lot of Effort I'm sure we will see the smiling kid in Beyond maybe he will have a major role later on the fact one of the animators could not talk about him kinda implies there is something more to him.

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Thanks, that means a lot! I think there's a good possibility they'll do something more with the smiling kid. We'll see though!

  • @_MECHA_
    @_MECHA_ หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    oh my god you are so underated!!!!!!!! this is such an amazing editing style,it just feels so fresh to me! +1 sub

  • @AdrianHernandez-zr1rm
    @AdrianHernandez-zr1rm 18 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Watched a documentary, and something that struck me is that smiling guy looks shockingly like a criminal named Jason Handy when he smiles...

  • @randomwarehousestudios
    @randomwarehousestudios หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Bro what?! that was so cool! i’m so surprised that you don’t have over 1 Million subscribers yet?! i subscribed! great job!

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน

      Thanks so much!!

  • @Andypatino7612
    @Andypatino7612 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I think he's the Polar Express kid

  • @Slicedude2004
    @Slicedude2004 หลายเดือนก่อน +2


  • @kevinjoy155
    @kevinjoy155 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Awesome video man , truly underrated ❤

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน

      Thanks for watching!

    @THEMELOOOONNNNREHEHEHE หลายเดือนก่อน +1


  • @ZaniacPrime
    @ZaniacPrime หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Next villain

  • @SRobotOG
    @SRobotOG หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Thanks for your research :D

  • @tahaylmaz7370
    @tahaylmaz7370 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Well thank you for nothing but more questions

  • @kirboioproductions74398
    @kirboioproductions74398 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Amazing video dude

  • @yellowrobertorty
    @yellowrobertorty หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Ive always thought of that kid as the main character of the background since he is all over the place and so visible and distracting

  • @phaydhaygaming6388
    @phaydhaygaming6388 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Well that told us nothing lol

  • @Walterwhite_cooks
    @Walterwhite_cooks หลายเดือนก่อน

    Very intresting man who didn’t give up very inspirational and intresting video ❤ u earned a sub

  • @AbhinavSrinivasan
    @AbhinavSrinivasan หลายเดือนก่อน

    Really underrated

    @DIGGY_DOG หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Jesus finally, I’m happy other people noticed this guy, he’s been here just smiling and I thought he was a bit weird

  • @davidgmirsky
    @davidgmirsky หลายเดือนก่อน

    Here before bro hits 1K he’s really underrated

  • @n1ghtshad390
    @n1ghtshad390 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Super high quality vid, reminds me of Coffezilla but for movies.

  • @Spubbily01
    @Spubbily01 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Beyond the spider verse's main villain is gonna be Indrid Cold lmao.

  • @TonyBorda
    @TonyBorda หลายเดือนก่อน

    Your channel's gonna blow up

  • @ShreckHarvey1
    @ShreckHarvey1 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I think that he is the lizard because his eye color changes

  • @number1biggiecheesefan
    @number1biggiecheesefan หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    probobly gonna be one of the members of the sinister six cartel in earth 42

  • @mcnorcan
    @mcnorcan หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great video, well done.

  • @Beemysingingmonsters
    @Beemysingingmonsters หลายเดือนก่อน

    I subscribed this is great!!

  • @TheRegularChannel225
    @TheRegularChannel225 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    cool little deep dive :)

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      It was a fun one to do!

  • @jovakhiin
    @jovakhiin หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Idk maybe this kid is either Cletus Cassidy or the next carnage host. His smile seems almost deranged.

  • @InfernoFLAME3
    @InfernoFLAME3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This youtuber is so underrated! Get him more subs NOW

  • @Extremechannel123
    @Extremechannel123 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Maybe going to be a post credit scene for the next movie 🤔

  • @noahdominguez1847
    @noahdominguez1847 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Could be a younger version of The Spot pulled from another earth to watch over Miles

  • @Spider-man_fan_kid
    @Spider-man_fan_kid หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    first of all he gives me hob goblin vibes i bet he's gonna turn out to be this universe's Ned Leeds and also secondly in the first film if you notice all the times he smiles at the camera we are at Miles's point of view and idk abt any other scenein itsv but in atsv he smiles only at Miles as spider-man and we aren't in Miles's point of view so my guess is that he knows Miles's identity as he might have seen Miles change into his suit at some time in between itsv and atsv and he figured out Miles's identity and in itsv he was smiling to be kind but that's just a theory AAAAA FILM THEORY

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน

      Ooh those are good points! I didn't think of Ned Leeds Hobgoblin tbh. That makes more sense than Roderick Kingsley though haha

  • @chrisburch281
    @chrisburch281 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    He's Richard Fisk.

  • @moxchien
    @moxchien หลายเดือนก่อน

    blud went all out

  • @adamdoyle511
    @adamdoyle511 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I think he’s going to be the main villain of Beyond The Spider-Verse. He was there all along just like the Spot.

  • @WTSD850
    @WTSD850 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I have some theories already what if he was ultimatum an alternate version of mile miles who was white and a thief, or he could be an alternate peter parker, or he could phil urich who by the hobgoblin moniker for a short time. or lastly he's Richard fisk back from the dead

  • @Broswald_Inc
    @Broswald_Inc หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great video

  • @spluff
    @spluff หลายเดือนก่อน

    He's definitely the villain

  • @JordanWilliams-vh6em
    @JordanWilliams-vh6em หลายเดือนก่อน

    The more I look at this kids horribly happy face the more I see how absolutely nightmarish his smile is… I won’t be sleeping tonight

  • @GhostyProductions-nv2cb
    @GhostyProductions-nv2cb 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Nah bro is my sleep paralysis demon tho 💀💀💀💀💀

  • @macaemeia146
    @macaemeia146 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Smiling kid will save miles next movie

  • @cmaster584
    @cmaster584 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Interesting video gonna have me thinking for a bit I'm a diehard spiderman fan that has enjoyed literally every piece of media no matter how bad and I study the concept art religiously but I have no clue if I had to take a guess it was a spider person or someone that has a connection to the web of life and destiny think about it in the first film gwen says her spider sense led her to Brooklyn visions where miles was at what if his spider sense is telling him where miles was that's why he always happens to be in the right place at the right time imma try and think of why he would not help the other spider people my guess he was one of the spider society's earliest members and first gathered data on miles earth and eventually was tasked with routinely checking that earth

  • @jzilla003
    @jzilla003 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    His name is oliver osnick, a fan of spiderman who later becomes spider kid

  • @Lesopal
    @Lesopal หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    it's Rowley from diary of a Wimpy kid

  • @MrAnt728
    @MrAnt728 หลายเดือนก่อน

    He's definitely Doc Ock💀

  • @GingaBricks
    @GingaBricks หลายเดือนก่อน

    There are some theories that the smiling kid is doc ocks son and I think it could be true but it’s a young doctor Otto octavius from the comics idk wat do u think about it ??

  • @TheReaIAura
    @TheReaIAura หลายเดือนก่อน

    probably task master

  • @Giga_chuck
    @Giga_chuck หลายเดือนก่อน

    Maybe Mysterio, but at the same age miles is

  • @Moose_Bricks
    @Moose_Bricks หลายเดือนก่อน

    Theory: He will become a second spider-man of miles universe but turn evil

  • @OllieODonoghue-li3ok
    @OllieODonoghue-li3ok หลายเดือนก่อน

    He could be electro like tasm a fan of spiderman turned foe

  • @eatchickeninthekitchen8665
    @eatchickeninthekitchen8665 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That's Eater B. Parker

  • @siege1686
    @siege1686 หลายเดือนก่อน

    He could be that one spiderman villain made of spiders with a skinsuit. This character bullied Peter Parker when they were young and was bitten by the same spider. They would have to tone down the creep factor though, lol.

  • @daelenevans2934
    @daelenevans2934 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Everyone says it possibly is Doc Ock I used to believe he was a potential villain. But now I have a weird feeling that he’s the Beyonder disguised as a human being learning about the Spiderverse kind of like he did back in the 90’s Spider-Man the animated series😎👍🏽💯

  • @Mr.D0rAdE326
    @Mr.D0rAdE326 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Peter Parker he looks like him

  • @cappowergames
    @cappowergames หลายเดือนก่อน

    Dock ock maybe

  • @francescozenocchini4428
    @francescozenocchini4428 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I'm saying it now: The kid will be revealed to be Spot's son in the next movie (I had to remember that the guys that made this movie put the detail of Miles supposed to be the Prowler and the Bagel guy beign the sequel's villain back in 2018).

  • @joshliddiard7928
    @joshliddiard7928 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hear me out but because the movies focus on alternate universes what if he’s from out universe in some way found out he should of been a spider-man but realised he can’t be and found a way to enter the movies so he can enjoy living in a world he wanted to be in

  • @Cubular_LG
    @Cubular_LG 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I, too, heard this kid was an in-joke of actors who have the annoying habit of looking at the camera. If I remember correctly, it was an offhand comment in one of the movie’s commentaries or other BTS features. Now I’m curious to see if he’ll be made into something more…

  • @user-nn6yd2oj2e
    @user-nn6yd2oj2e หลายเดือนก่อน

    As Folow mistery u should discover why are all the powers of the kid from incredible so so so different from they parents power

  • @yellowrobertorty
    @yellowrobertorty หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's funny how everyone knows that kid

  • @thatoneguy4515
    @thatoneguy4515 หลายเดือนก่อน

    At 4:50 he has brown eyes, at other scenes he has blue so that’s a different dude

  • @nkeshpatel4296
    @nkeshpatel4296 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It’s Peter Parker from an alternate universe

  • @jh66444
    @jh66444 หลายเดือนก่อน

    My theory is that he is Mephisto, the Satan of the Marvel Universe who serves as the arch-nemesis of Ghost Rider and is also a villain to multiple other Marvel characters, including Spider-Man and Mayday Parker’s Spider-Girl

    • @Slicedude2004
      @Slicedude2004 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Eric Voss need to get on that

  • @rositaespinosa953
    @rositaespinosa953 หลายเดือนก่อน

    maybe he's clayton cole? (clash)

  • @JosephWolfson
    @JosephWolfson หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Only character I could think of would be Oliver Osnick

    • @PeytonBergin-is8bv
      @PeytonBergin-is8bv หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Like Steel Spider? It actually makes sense looking at both of them.

    • @JosephWolfson
      @JosephWolfson หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@PeytonBergin-is8bv yes, that character. I do think the smiling kid is probably a joke. Like, an animator being like “no way I get away with this lol.” But, if I were to pick one character that would fit this universe the most, I think Oliver would be a good fit that they could rework as needed. I do think they would still need to keep his obsessive personality. The character does fit the smiling kid perfectly.
      If we want to go really crazy, maybe it’s the spot in disguise and he can shapeshift and bend through time and space. Though, again, that would be a bit nuts.

  • @ahmadmuhammad8880
    @ahmadmuhammad8880 หลายเดือนก่อน

    i will say that there is 40% chance he ill be one of the beyound the spider man villain but i think the purpose of hes apperance is just to make the viewers theorising what might be hes character in beyound the spiderverse.But for my own opinioun i dont think he ill have a big character in the next movie unless if they decided to do it now

  • @maxkull2899
    @maxkull2899 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Imagine if he's the Mysterio of Miles's Universe... OR hear me out... Doctor Olivia Octavius's son, Otto.

  • @RockTheSlayer
    @RockTheSlayer 13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    he cauld be LIke kang 'I was watchIng you" or somethIng Idk

  • @suchitathakur.8026
    @suchitathakur.8026 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Man remember me when you get famous

  • @jacko8218
    @jacko8218 หลายเดือนก่อน

    My fellow warframe fans already know it’s the man in the wall

  • @MCIsSquared
    @MCIsSquared หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    There should be an M on the view count instead of a K for this level of quality

    • @stephenolive
      @stephenolive  หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Haha I appreciate that!

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    @1v1.EDITTS หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @Zachoro
    @Zachoro หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I thing every one knows him

  • @thecommentator9442
    @thecommentator9442 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wait a minute.
    I don't know if I've already said this, but.. What if this curious kid is the responsible of Miles' dad trying to save him from a falling building or chimney, so that could cause his canon ev.. ?

    • @thecommentator9442
      @thecommentator9442 หลายเดือนก่อน

      If this happens in 2027, I'm gonna..

  • @jackkemp7256
    @jackkemp7256 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Those fans theories look more like intentional jokes.

  • @SebDystic
    @SebDystic หลายเดือนก่อน

    It’s Olivia Octavious’s son 👀

  • @bernardogarcia6039
    @bernardogarcia6039 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this, but what if he's a version of Mr negative?

  • @mustash1388
    @mustash1388 หลายเดือนก่อน

    is he just the G-man of the spider-verse?

  • @outsiderx7576
    @outsiderx7576 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hmm... I think he will become the Joker :)

  • @LovelyAstronaut-qy7qx
    @LovelyAstronaut-qy7qx หลายเดือนก่อน

    Spider-Man Spider-Man ride or yeah

  • @massivecsgo
    @massivecsgo หลายเดือนก่อน

    It’s Eddie Brock 😲😲😲😲