During the final few months of 2018, fans around the world flocked to the theaters to check out Sony’s first feature-length animated Spider-Man flick. To the surprise of absolutely everybody, the film in question, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, arguably became one of the greatest films in cinematic history. As such, Sony quickly greenlighted a sequel and explored spinoff options. However, as first reported by MCU Cosmic, it appears Marvel Studios is also looking to getting into the business of the star of Spider-Verse, Miles Morales.
Per the initial report, both Sony and Marvel have collaborated and found the actor that will portray Miles in the live-action MCU. With the rumor that Marvel and Sony jointly cast the role, Morales will likely appear in the MCU side of recent Spider-Man live-action outings rather than the universe in which Venom and Morbius exist. However, as always, the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt until confirmed by Marvel, Sony, or Disney.
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The news continues a plot point teased during the events of 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. During an altercation with Tom Holland‘s Spidey, Aaron Davis, portrayed by the incomparable Donald Glover, mentions his nephew. Eagle-eyed Marvel fans quickly remembered that Davis’ nephew is Miles Morales. This relationship is further explored during Into the Spider-Verse as well. Moreover, in a deleted scene from the MCU’s inaugural Spider-Man picture, Davis calls and has a lengthy conversation with Miles. Finally, Miles Morales will next star in his own video game, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, launching with the PlayStation 5 in November.
Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Miles Morales debuted in 2011’s Ultimate Fallout #4. A teenager of Afro-Puerto Rican ancestry, Morales is the second Spider-Man to appear in Ultimate Marvel universe. In 2015, Miles came to the main Marvel Universe, beginning in the All-New, All-Different Marvel branding. Since then, the character has popped up in a main role in Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. Additionally, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2019 and earned $375.5 million worldwide.
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