May 26, 2024 10:00 pm

Challengers Director Dishes About Spider-Verse Reference & Peachy Nod to Call Me by Your Name
Challengers Director Dishes About Spider-Verse Reference & Peachy Nod to Call Me by Your Name

Challengers Director Dishes About Spider-Verse Reference & Peachy Nod to Call Me by Your Name

Spider-Senses might have been tingling for some theatergoers during Zendayas new film Challengers this weekend. Specifically, those Marvel and superhero fans in attendance undoubtedly heard Tashi (Zendaya) and Arts (Mike Faist) daughter, Lily, asking to watch the animated Spider-Verse rather than something more from the world of tennis, which consumes her parents lives. Director Luca Guadagnino admits to suggesting that the superhero Spider-Man should be the young girls go-to, but the filmmaker didnt realize the meaning that reference would have for fans of Zendayas involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Guadagnino said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:

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​Luca Guadagnino sets the record straight on both the Spider-Verse mention and the perceived callback to Call Me by Your Name. Read More