New concept art from Sony’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse shows Peter B. Parker playing with his infant daughter May “Mayday” Parker.
A new piece of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Man concept art shows Peter B. Parker amusing his new infant daughter, May “Mayday” Parker.
Sony dropped the images on social media, along with stills of Peter Parker (played by Jake Johnson) from the new movie and the previous film, Into the Spider-Verse. Little Mayday’s design was revealed in December 2022, showing her with Mary Jane Watson’s red hair, a red spider-patterned outfit and heterochromatic eyes. The new black-and-white art shows Peter making his daughter laugh as he holds her and uses his spider powers to hang upside-down. Peter also appears to be wearing the same fluffy pink jacket that he sports in the trailer.
In the 2018 movie Into the Spider-Verse, Peter B. Parker is an older, 38-year-old version of Spider-Man from an alternate dimension. He appears shortly after the blond Peter from Miles Morales’ dimension is killed, when Kingpin’s experiments transport several different Spider-people away from their home dimensions. This particular Peter is jaded and unkempt after his marriage with Mary-Jane fell apart. At the end of the movie, after working with Miles (Shameik Moore), Peter B. Parker returns home and tries to patch things up with Mary Jane.
While that specific dimension’s Mary Jane hasn’t shown up in the trailers or artwork so far, she and Peter appear to have had a child together between the events of the two films, and Peter can be seen with Mayday’s baby carrier in the recent Across the Spider-Verse trailer. Other alternate versions of Mary Jane have appeared in some crowd scenes, including her Spinneret variant, which has Spider-powers. An adult version of Mayday can also be seen in Spider-Man 2099’s council of inter-dimensional Spider-people, referencing her design from the comics.
Spider-Man and Mary-Jane’s Superhero Daughter
Mayday Parker is a character with a long history in Marvel Comics. She first appeared in Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz’s What If #105 in 1998, in an alternate universe where Peter and Mary Jane had a baby. This child, Mayday Parker, has her father’s superpowers and grows up to be a similar crimefighter named Spider-Girl.
The Spider-Girl series that spun out of What If lasted for exactly 100 issues, which made it Marvel’s longest running superhero comic with a female lead. While Mayday has appeared in some video games and the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, this will be her first movie appearance.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse hits theaters on June 2.
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