Spider-Man Producers Shoot Down Idea of Miles Morales on the Big Screen
May 1, 2014
Peter Parker isn't the only Spider-Man, in fact there are a number of them. From the clone Ben Reilly to the new "Ultimate" Spider-Man Miles Morales all the way to the Spider-Man of 2099, Miguel O'Hara, there's been a handful of people to put on the mask and save the day. But will we ever see them on the big screen?
Speaking with The Playlist (via /Film), producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach were asked about the possibility of a non-Peter Parker Spider-Man on the big screen, to which Tolmach simply replied: "No." Arad echoed that answer and elaborated on it, saying:
"The one thing you cannot do, when you have a phenomena that has stood the test of time, you have to be true to the real character inside – who is Peter Parker? What are the biggest effects on his life? Then you can draw in time, and you can consider today's world in many ways. But to have multiple ones… I don't know if you remember, but Marvel tried it. And it was almost the end of Spider-Man."
Star Andrew Garfield on the other hand thinks that Miles Morales should appear in the franchise.
"I think one of the amazing things about Spider-Man is that you don't see skin color when he's in the suit," he said in an interview with CBR. "You don't see any religious beliefs. You don't see any denominations. Everyone can project themselves into that suit. It's incredibly powerful in that way. So of course I think it's important that the openness, the casting, in terms of who could be Spider-Man, could be absolutely anyone. A hero is a hero, whether you're a man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, black, white or red all over -- it doesn't matter.....Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character's comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It's something I'm really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don't have an answer, but I think it's actually a really important move. I think it's a really beautiful and important move."
With two more "Spider-Man" movies scheduled for release, and Garfield expressing doubt about a return for one of them, a replacement could be in order. Do you want to see one of the other Spider-Men show up on the big screen?