Fans have been hungry for news on who will be cast as the new Spider-Man now that Sony and Marvel reached an agreement to make Spidey a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those familiar with the comics, know Spider-Man was a huge part of the Civil War storyline that the the next Captain America sequel will be exploring.
The SONY deal was a long time in the making. And the Spider-Man franchise will have a much better home over at Disney. Only thing left to do now is cast him. And according to The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, we may not be seing Peter Parker this time around. We may even see a spider of a different color.
“Listen, this is not set in stone guys, but I’m telling you right now, Spider-Man’s not going to be white. Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95% sure. Spider-Man’s going to be most likely black. But there’s a chance he could also be Latino. 95% sure, not white.”
This is a very interesting move if they stick to it. I’m sure most people are automatically thinking this means Miles Morales, the Black Hispanic teen, who is currently wearing the mask in the comics. And I’d be totally be down with that direction, but part of me feels like it might overshadow the addition of The Black Panther to the MCU. Either way, the decision to establish a new Spider-Man is a bold one, but considering Marvel’s movie track record, who could really question them? The original Spider-Man trilogy peaked at the sequel and the reboot struggled to gain any traction until it, ultimately, vomitted out a messy sequel, therfore, killing the franchise for SONY.
For me, most Marvel news is good news. More Marvel films, just means more movies to look forward to. Maybe we’ll see Donald Glover finally win the internet and sport the red and blue tights or maybe we’ll learn to love some fresh faced nobody. But, I think we are all united in the fact that we’ll be furious if they cast Eddie Redmayne.