New Rumour Suggests Next ‘Spider-Man’ Won’t Be Peter Parker | Film News
When news broke a few weeks ago that Marvel and Sony were joining forces to reboot a new Spider-Man series, fans went nuts of the character, plot and casting (Andrew Garfield will not be reprising his role) possibilities. Rumours have been flying around left, right and center and while it’s hard to know what exactly to believe, you just can’t help but get your hopes up.
Well, there’s a new twist in the development as The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider has offered up some of his insider knowledge on the project; “Listen, this is not set in stone guys, but I’m telling you right now, Spider-Man’s not gonna be white… I am 95% sure. Spider-Man’s gonna be, most likely, black. But there’s a chance he could also be Latino. 95% sure, not white. This rumour points towards an entirely different iteration of the galavanting do-gooder. I don’t think it’s gonna be Peter Parker”.
This opens up the world of Miles Morales and his own Spidey story. The Black Hispanic character first appeared in the Ultimate Comics storyline after the death of Peter Parker. This isn’t the first time this character has been considered for a contemporary movie as even former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield campaigned to have the character feature in The Amazing Spider-Man movies.
The inclusion of a character like Miles Morales can only be a good thing and a shake up in main character, sounds like a fresh way of approaching the franchise. Spider-Man is expected to make his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016 followed by a solo movie on July 28, 2017.
Source: Games Radar