The weekend brought up a not-so-surprising rumor that voice actor Christopher Daniel Barnes, having lent his voice to the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the popular ’90s animated series, would have a part in the upcoming Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2. Considering the many different versions of Spider-Man that will seemingly be present in the movie, it didn’t seem that far fetched for Barnes to be appearing but the report at the time noted that it wouldn’t be a huge role in the final film.
Sadly, it seems like that news was too good to be true, with Spider-Man: The Animated Series executive producer John Semper debunking it.
“An article was posted here yesterday supposedly having the inside story that Chris Barnes is reprising his role in the sequel to ‘SPIDER-MAN – INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE,'” Semper wrote on the official Facebook page for the hit ’90s toon. “I heard today from Chris’s wife that this is absolutely FALSE. Chris has not been approached by Sony/Marvel to reprise his role as nineties Spider-Man, which means that the Spider-Man from my series will NOT be in this upcoming movie. So spread the word. The rumor is FALSE.”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on October 7, 2022.