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– by Drew Carlton

If you don’t know, Miles Morales was created in Marvel’s Ultimate Universe to replace Peter Parker after he eventually died. He is a much younger version of Spider-Man, and has a slightly different power set, including a “venom shock” ability that can, with a slight touch, paralyze pretty much anyone, giving Miles a huge advantage. He also has a cool best friend, Ganke, that luckily thanks to Molecule Man was brought along to Earth-616 (the main universe) after the incursions destroyed the Ultimate Universe.

There have been rumors for awhile now that Miles will be the lead, but today it was confirmed in a Sony Pictures tweet.

Chris Miller and Philip Lord wrote and produced The LEGO Movie, so that alone gives them a 12-pounder to throw on the table, as that movie was much better than I thought it would be and it is too bad they didn’t write the upcoming Batman The LEGO Movie. But in all honesty, I would rather see them bring their talents to Marvel. They commented that the upcoming animated Spider-Man has “A lot of heart, a lot of action, and a lot of laughs.”

No word as of yet indicates that Peter Parker will be in the film as a minor role or mentor, but it will co-exsist within the live-action Marvel Universe. What does that entail? Likely, it is a safe way of saying, “Hey… hey…. we MAY use Miles in the future, but don’t count on it, so he is not officially part of the MCU but he is.” Convoluted, I know, but I do like Morales so I am excited to see this, and as note to confirm my Ultra-Fanboy status — I have every Marvel and DC Animated film ever released.

The film will be released on December 21, 2018.

What are your thoughts about Miles taking the lead away from Peter Parker? Could Miles Morales make his way into a live-action film?

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Source: Sony Pictures (via CBR.com)