Miles Morales dons the Spider suit in an all-new animated feature.
With Peter Parker now fully accepted into the ranks of the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have been asking questions about the other beloved wall crawler from the Marvelverse, Miles Morales. The Brooklyn youngster, first appeared in comic Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011), following the death of Peter Parker. An Afro-Latino teenager, Miles is the second Spider-Man to appear in Ultimate Marvel, an imprint with a separate continuity from the mainstream Marvel Universe.
The character possesses powers similar to those of the original Spider-Man, which were derived from the bite of a spider genetically engineered by Spider-Man‘s nemesis Norman Osborn in an attempt to duplicate those abilities.
When Sony Pictures announced the deal with Marvel to include Spider-Man in the main Marvel Cinematic Universe, many fans had hoped that Miles Morales would be chosen ahead of Peter Parker, but by the time Spider-Man: Homecoming had been announced and the characters’ involvement in Captain America: Civil War had been established, it was Parker who would join Iron man and co taking on Vulture and Thanos.
In light of fan dissatisfaction, Sony quickly commissioned an all new animated feature which would reveal the story of Miles Morales’ rise to power as Spider-Man alongside his mentor, Peter Parker. The film is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, from a screenplay by Phil Lord, and stars Shameik Moore as Morales alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin.
And finally, after what has seemed like an eternity, the long-awaited trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has finally arrived.
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It’s safe to say that Peter Parker has some competition. We now have two Spider-Man characters to enjoy and whilst Tom Hardy is set to bring his arch nemesis, Venom to the big screen later this year, Miles Morales will keep us engrossed in the Spider-Verse in his first animated feature film.
After all, with great power comes great awesomeness.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set for release on December 14th, with Venom swinging into cinemas on October 5th
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