Marvel is not playing about diversity amongst their superheroes.
With Black Panther hitting the big screen next year and Tessa Thompson about to redefine female superheroes as Valkyrie in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, it seems only natural that Miles Morales –the first black Spider-Man is also getting into the mix.
Shameik Moore who is currently burning up the ’70s as Shaolin Fantastic in Netflix’s The Get Down will voice Miles in the forthcoming animated feature from Sony Pictures. Miles was first introduced to Marvel back in 2011. In the comics, the Brooklyn native was bitten by a spider when visiting his felon uncle, Aaron Davis against his parents’ wishes. Though Miles initially rejects his new-found abilities, wanting to leave the crime fighting to Peter Parker, he soon learns he just can’t ignore his new power.
Previously, Donald Glover voiced Miles Morales in the Disney XD’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, but 21-year old Moore is ready to take things over in the feature-length animated film. The film which is currently untitled is set for a December 21, 2018 release. Liev Schreiber will also be voicing the unnamed villain. The rest of the details for the film are super hush-hush at the moment, but we’re sure we’ll get more as the year presses forward. The film will be directed by Peter Ramsey.
This is an epic move for Shameik Moore who has been shining bright since his breakout role in 2015’s Dope. With the relaunch of the Spider-Man franchise and this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, we won’t be seeing a live-action version of Miles for awhile. However, it also means the film is not too far out of reach.
Are you excited to see Black Spider-Man on the big screen?
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