There Are No “Ifs” Here

So, I am now starting to see talk on twitter and articles like this.

I am not really sure where this “If they make Miles the Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man” idea is coming from.

I like Miles.  I think his run thus far has been terrific and I hope to see his adventures continue on.

But you know, it is not like Marvel was chomping at the bit to bring Miles to the screen, but mean old Sony stood in the way and now this new Marvel/Sony deal will allow Marvel to put Miles on the big screen like they always hoped.

There is no “if” here, people.  The next cinematic Spider-Man will be Peter Parker.  Marvel wants Peter Parker to remain Spider-Man.  At no point have they ever said they were interested in switching out Peter for Miles.  Marvel has always expressed interest in Peter Parker as the cinematic Spider-Man.  They have only stated they wanted a younger Peter Parker than we currently had.

Of course, the fact that they are not going to switch gears and make Miles the MCU Spider-Man does not mean they could not choose an actor who was black or Hispanic or Asian…of course, the emphasis on “younger” pushes Donald Glover out of the running, so the sudden revival of that meme seems ill fated.  Donald is 31, and if Andrew Garfield is to old for the part at 31?

We are not going to see as major a shake up as Miles or a female Spider-Man (since that would likely entail changing the name, which I do not see Marvel as to keen to do)…but it is plausible that they may look beyond white actors for the role of Peter Parker (which would be a nice nod to Miles).

But trust me on this…trying to cast Miles as the MCU Spider-Man is an exercise in “not happening”.  What I would prefer (and I have said repeatedly) is I would like to see a Mile Morales TV or Netflix series.  That would be way better than a two hour film every couple of years (or longer).

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