The last time we heard any word regarding Sony’s 2018 animated Spider-Man movie, it was for a delay in it’s release date (moving to December 21, 2018). Since then, things have been fairly quiet until today’s very interesting rumor. This is coming from Heroic Hollywood, who have a decent track record with such things, but as always, take the info with a grain of salt.
According to their sources, Miles Morales will be this film’s titular Spider-Man rather than Peter Parker. Honestly, this makes a lot of sense, as Sony has already made it clear the film isn’t connected to the live action reboot or the larger MCU. As such, they have a lot of freedom to explore other story ideas with all new characters. This is an excellent opportunity to give Miles Morales a chance to shine on the big screen.
If you’re not familiar with the character, he was introduced a few years ago in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic after Peter Parker died in battle with the Green Goblin. He gained distinction initially as being a minority superhero (half Black and half Hispanic), but quickly won over long-time fans by being generally awesome. I started up the series when he came on the scene, and Ultimate Spider-Man almost immediately became my favorite comic line to pick up every month.
I’ve been reading Spider-Man since I was a child, and I’ve long associated him as my favorite superhero…and that hasn’t changed. When Miles Morales took up the mantle, the comic writers did such a phenomenal job of encompassing what Spider-Man MEANS, I loved it (much more than Superior Spider-Man, that’s for sure). Because of that, I’m crossing my fingers this rumor turns out to be true. I feel like Miles will strike a chord with new and old audiences.
To go along with this report, HH says they’ve heard a pair of potential titles for the flick:
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man
The Ultimate Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Personally, I’d be fine if they just called it Ultimate Spider-Man, but who knows what the final title could be. What do you guys think about this current rumor? Would you like to see Miles Morales on the big screen for this animated adventure? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.