‘Spider-Man’ Animated Movie Will Reportedly Feature Miles Morales
Leading up to the two most recent Spider-Man reboots, some fans expressed a desire to see the Miles Morales version of the web-slinger on the big screen instead of rehashing the same ol’ Peter Parker story. It looks like those fans may get their wish, as Morales is rumored to be the focus of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming animated Spider-Man film — which does make sense, as the project is said to be separate from Sony and Marvel’s reboot with Tom Holland.
Lord and Miller are known for their ability to take seemingly underwhelming ideas and turn them into gold (see: 21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie), while subverting expectations and delivering a product that is both entertaining and clever. So Heroic Hollywood’s latest rumor regarding the animated Spider-Man film definitely seems plausible.
Sources close to production claim that Miles Morales — not Peter Parker – will be the star of the animated Spider-Man project. When it was originally announced, Sony made it clear that Lord and Miller’s movie would exist independently from their live-action reboot with Marvel, and using the Morales version of Spidey would definitely do the trick.
The half-black, half-Puerto Rican character was introduced in 2011 as a Brooklyn native with a proclivity for science similar to Peter Parker. Like Peter, Miles also has an uncle — but unbeknownst to the burgeoning web-slinger, his uncle never gave up the career criminal lifestyle he shared with Miles’ dad in their younger years. This presents interesting issues for Miles and helps further distinguish him from Peter, which, again, is all good material for a feature film.
Lord and Miller won’t be directing the untitled Spider-Man project, though they are writing the story and producing it. That film hits theaters on December 21, 2018, while the duo’s young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff — which they are directing — arrives on May 25, 2018.