The wheels are in motion for a Miles Morales live-action movie and Across the Spider-Verse fans are already offering notes to Sony Pictures on the character’s casting. The Marvel fanbase is insisting the studio finds an actor of dark skin with Afro-Puerto Rican heritage, similar to the animation counterpart. Though many are divided over if Brooklyn’s Spider-Man should exist in the MCU or appear in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe alongside Venomverse.
As the critically acclaimed Across the Spider-Verse looks to open globally with a whooping $150M in earnings – it was only a matter of time before Sony Pictures addressed the character’s big-screen debut. Fortunately, Producer Amy Pascal revealed to Variety the Spider-Verse 2’s LA premiere, “You’ll see all of it, It’s all happening,” she said while indicating a Spider-Woman feature is also in development. Producer Avi Arad also echoed her statement assuring their standalone movies will soon see the light.
While the news has certainly delighted Across the Spider-Verse fans – it has many also sharing their worry over the studio possibly failing to find a Puerto Rican African American to portray Brooklyn’s Spider-Man Nonetheless, the fan casting is already underway with some throwing around names like Stranger Things’ Caleb Mclaughlin.
Spider-Verse 2’s Shameik Moore is manifesting playing Miles Morales in live-action
There’s also a growing request to cast Donald Glover as Aaron Davis since the actor portrayed the character in Homecoming. However, there is a concern over Miles Morales debuting in the same universe as Morbius and Venom. The Jared Leto starrer Vampire flick was a disaster while Tom Hardy’s Venom movie has barely appealed to critics and fans. Readers can check out reactions below.
— Abel (@RealAbelR) May 31, 2023
A live-action Miles Morales movie would be dope, they just got to nail the casting pic.twitter.com/7PPOkSh1R7
— 👑BLEACHTYBW(CEO of Orihime) (@Animesempai0) June 1, 2023
I'm hoping that this takes place within the MCU. I just can't see Miles' Spider-Man fitting in within Sony's SSU. 😅 https://t.co/ZBTVzmy6Wu
— Josh-Parker (@WebHeaded_Josh) June 1, 2023
I wonder if Donald Glover will play the Prowler in the live action Miles Morales Spider-Man movie 👀 pic.twitter.com/oHWEo7y6Gy
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) May 31, 2023
What is it with everyone wanting to fan cast biracials across everything??? Miles Morales is a dark skin Afro-Latino boy thats Puerto Rican lykkk. That’s so central to his character let’s not be DENSE.
— Malika 🧬✨ (@mali_adrixo) June 1, 2023
— Siddarth (@Chalachoosam) May 31, 2023
On one hand that’s cool on the other I’m scared he’s gonna get stuck having to hang out with Jared Leto https://t.co/hCq3g99fHc
— Marauder Red-a-ROM (@RedLReviews) May 31, 2023
If your Miles Morales fancast isn’t dark skin and Puerto Rican then you’re wrong. Go back to the drawing board.
— Des⁷ is reading Raybearer ❂☀️👑 (@DestheDreamer_) May 31, 2023
WE'RE GOING THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION WE NEED TO START DOING MORE CAPESHIT IN ANIMATION NOT BRINGING THE ANIMATED SHIT INTO LIVE ACTION https://t.co/EamM6BAdHe
— ONE DAY UNTIL STREET FIGHTER 6 (@AerithsSeat) May 31, 2023
— . (@up2anth) June 1, 2023
they need to go ahead and find a fresh afro latino actor cause lord know how many lightskin and brownskin actors at the audition room rn https://t.co/wgyGv3n177
— 👩🏾🔬 (@MOMOPOTUS) May 31, 2023
Whoever they cast as miles morales better be Afro Puerto Rican and dark skin, I don’t want to see a light skin Puerto Rican. Go to New York, you’ll find some kid who just needs the opportunity.
— Gal (@gal_gallerie) May 31, 2023
Yes it does, give the dark skin boys an opportunity to play a dark skin character. pic.twitter.com/8UceGwsTxz
— miles morales stan account (@BuyRenaissance) May 31, 2023
God I’m praying Marvel doesn’t disrespect his Puerto Rican heritage like they did with the America Chavez casting. Please cast an Afro-latino with Puerto Rican roots 👍 @SonyPictures https://t.co/247PilTp6E
— danny 🎒 (@verIander_) May 31, 2023
Is this in the bad sony universe or what https://t.co/3uEKCc1BcU
— Wock Lee (@_03Storm) May 31, 2023
With Tom Holland set to return for Spider-Man 4, some are hoping to see Miles Morales interact with this iteration of Spidey from New York. Moreover, the first reference to a Black Spider-Man was dropped in Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ No Way Home. So perhaps there is a high probability for Brooklyn’s Spider-Man to exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Meanwhile, the Spider-Verse’s Miles Morales voice actor Shameik Moore has been vocal about his interest to portray the live-action character. The star expressed his desire to take on the big-screen interpretation too while speaking at the LA premiere stating he is manifesting a “live-action” portrayal.
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) May 31, 2023
The fourth installment has also been hit by the Writers’ strike but when the project proceeds, Sony could consider introducing Miles in Spider-Man 4 similar to Peter Parker’s debut in Captain America: Civil War. For now, Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood superhero will be seen dealing with multiverse heroes and villains in the Spider-Verse sequel which arrives in theaters on June 2.
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