Sony and Marvel made huge waves in the superhero film world earlier this week when they announced they were teaming up to bring Spider-Man and The Avengers back together.
The news has gotten fans excited about a new spidey movie — but more importantly about a new Spider-Man himself.
Typically, the Spider-Man films have followed the life of Peter Parker, as played by Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire before him. However, fans of Marvel comics are calling for the studios to ditch the Parker storyline and adapt a new, more Hispanic version with Miles Morales.
Who is Miles Morales? He’s the Spider-Man of Marvel’s Ultimate comics, a half-black, half-Latino teenager who took the role of Spider-Man after Peter Parker’s death at the hands of the Green Goblin.
Like Parker, the teenager got his powers after a bite by an enhanced spider, but was hesitant to use them until after Parker’s passing.
The studios announced Monday night that a new installment of the Spider-Man franchise would be produced by Marvel, but first, he will appear in an unspecified Marvel film.
While Spider-Man and The Avengers have interacted in comic books for decades, they’ve been segregated in the movies because of licensing agreements.
Social media has been abuzz asking Marvel and Sony to pick Morales over Parker in the new films.
I love Peter Parker, I do. I grew up with him. But we've seen his story. A lot. Miles Morales would be something different.
— Benjamin H Bailey (@BenHBailey) February 10, 2015
Now, wouldn't Miles Morales be a good way to avoid to the awkward recasting scenario?
— Linda Ge (@lindazge) February 10, 2015
I'm a scrawny white guy with glasses & as a representative of that group I can tell you we've had plenty of movies. It's #MilesMorales time.
— Dylan Roth (@DylanRoth) February 10, 2015
Miles Morales could open a huge door for them. Even folks that complain would still see it. All folks really care about is the suit
— Block Samson (@insanityreport) February 10, 2015
Miles Morales is pretty great. I would enjoy a movie about him!
— kevinbiegel (@kbiegel) February 10, 2015
The only way I will accept Spider-Man moving Black Panther and Captain Marvel release dates back is if it's Miles Morales.
— Kaye Toal (@ohkayewhatever) February 10, 2015
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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