Spider-Man Animated Film to Feature Miles Morales
Marvel Ultimate’s Spider-Man to Star in Animated Film
Sony have confirmed that Miles Morales will be the Spider-Man portrayed in the upcoming animated film.
The film will be released on December 21, 2018 and will mark the debut of the black-Hispanic web crawler on the big screen, taking over the usual place of Peter Parker.
Sony Picture animation president, Kristine Belson announced the news with the film’s producer Phil Lord stating:
“There are a ton of amazing surprises in this movie. The animated nature of it allows us to go places where we’ve never gone before.
“The thing that inspires us most about Spider-Man is that anyone can wear that mask. I think that’s why the character is so popular. That underneath there you can be any race, creed or color. You can be any gender. And everybody can kind of project themselves into that hero and that’s the kind of movie we’re trying to make.”
Miles Morales first made his comic book debut in Marvel Ultimate’s version of Spider-Man in 2011 taking over the mantle from Peter Parker.
The character was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli.
Since then he has been moved into the main Marvel Universe via the All-New, All-Different Marvel line.
Writers and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) have previously said that this incarnation of Spider-Man will not be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which makes sense given Morales’ beginnings in the comics.
Belson promised that the film will have a “very different look from anything we’ve seen before” while filmmaker Chris Miller promised “a lot of heart, a lot of action and a lot of laughs.”
In the meantime, fans of the superhero can look forward to July 7 when Tom Holland will reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming.