Miles Morales may have his live-action debut in the MCU in the not too distant future. Here’s everything we know so far
Miles Morales first appeared in Marvel’s Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011), after the death of Peter Parker. A biracial teenager born to a Black father and Puerto Rican mother, he is the one who took up the mantel of being New York’s new Spider-Man and that of the world. Miles’ prominence grew after the release of Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (December 2018). This was followed by his own Spider-Man video game that was released on 12 November 2020. All these along with the upcoming rumours for MCU Spider-Man 3 being a Spider-verse film make it the perfect time for Miles Morales to debut.
All Right, Let’s Do This One Last Time…
The first five issues of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (written by Brian Bendis) tell us the story of Miles. A few months before Peter Parker’s death, Miles wins a lottery, and with that, the chance to attend a local charter school. He goes to his uncle Aaron Davis to share the news with. But what he doesn’t know that his uncle has a night job as the Prowler, who recently stole some research from Famed Spidey villain Norman Osborn. During the heist, another genetically-altered spider crawled into Aaron’s bag and later ends up biting Miles.
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And the rest of it, most of us know. Miles gets his version of spider-powers along with the ability to turn invisible and release electric blasts. He had only saved one woman from a building on fire till he found out that Spider-Man had died. He attends Peter’s funeral and is inspired to carry on the legacy. After a face-off with Electro, he fully embraces his great powers and great responsibilities and becomes the new Spider-Man. we can assume that it will be the same origin for the Miles Morales of the MCU. But Marvel has altered storylines a lot many times. So , we have to wait and see.
Sony’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse Animated Feature
2019 Academy Award winner of Best Animated Feature Film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse was nothing short of the best celebration of the character of Spider-Man on the big screen.
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The animated feature film gave Miles the deserved limelight. The Spider-Man fans loved the portrayal of the character from beginning to end. Miles Morales stands as an inspiring role model for young children of color. Not only does he gives them a strong sense of equal representation but teaches them important lessons.
As the new savior of New York, he learns the various aspects of morality and the sense of making the right decisions no matter how bad the consequences. We experience this when Miles discovers that his uncle is the Prowler. This is very powerful and gives him a separate stature in the eyes of all Spider-Man fans. It also adds to the excitement of the arrival of Miles Morales to the MCU.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse 2 is slated to be released on 7th October 2022.
Here’s animator Nick Kondo’s short teaser for the animated flick:
Will Miles Morales Be in The MCU?
According to Jeremy Conrad (MCU Cosmic), Sony and Marvel have already found their cast for the MCU Miles Morales. There were already reports of Miles being in the yet-untitled Spider-Man 3 film. And it only makes sense to have him in it will all the Spider-verse rumours revolving around the film.
We already know that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will be there. And that Jamie Foxx will be reprising his role as Electro (after The Amazing Spider-Man 2). We have also read rumours about Marvel trying to rope in Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. So it all does sound like a Spider-verse after all. But all are speculations till we get any official announcement.
Does Miles Exist In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
It does seem to be the perfect time and way to bring Miles into the MCU. Into the Spider-verse gave him the best boost. Next up was the Spider-Man: Miles Morales video game that further added to the character’s rise in popularity.
As for the storyline, Miles Morales could appear a lot younger than usual in the MCU post Thanos’ snap and the 5-year gap. And we already know from Spiderman: Homecoming that Miles is pretty young when Donald Glover’s Aaron Davis speaks about him to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. There is also a deleted scene showed Aaron talking to his nephew, with a clear mention of the name “Miles”. And as far as Marvel’s surprises go, this could be an early sign of Miles’ arrival.