Sony’s Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Could Follow Miles Morales Instead of Peter Parker

By May 27, 2016

While Sony is busy at work planning out their newly rebooted Spider-Man franchise with Marvel, which already has a large amount of anticipation surrounding it following the character’s introduction in Captain America: Civil War, the studio has also been hard at work on a new animated Spider-Man film as well, with 22 Jump Street helmers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller currently set to direct it.

Despite Tom Holland receiving mass critical-acclaim for his turn as Peter Parker in the new film as well, a number of fans were still disappointed that the film chose to bring another version of Peter to the big screen, instead of Miles Morales, the beloved Half Black Half Puerto Rican Spider-Man from the comics.

Well, it looks like Sony and Marvel may be having the best of both worlds here, as Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Morales will actually be the lead Spider-Man in the planned animated film, which will also exist separate from Holland’s version and the MCU, possibly allowing the two most beloved versions of Spider-Man a chance to have two franchises to themselves.

The report also states that some of the film’s working titles currently include, Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man or The Ultimate Spider-Man: Miles Morales. For right now, make sure to take all of this with a grain of salt, but considering the recent efforts to increase diversity from practically every studio with their upcoming major releases, this certainly makes sense.

Personally, as much as I love this news, I’m still hoping that at some point, Miles will be introduced in the live-action films at some point, and possibly take over for Holland’s Peter Parker as Spider-Man, whenever the character is eventually retired from the films. Until then though, I hope this news is true because any news of Miles Morales being introduced to a larger audience, should be considered good news at this point.

The animated Spider-Man film is currently set to hit theatres on December 21st, 2018.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable