Look Out! Here Come The Spider-Men! Miles Morales Is In The MCU!
Courtesy of a spoiler via a cast list from Sony, we know that Donald Glover is playing Aaron Davis, aka the Prowler, in Spider-Man: Homecoming and while this in and of itself is exciting, fans of the comics are about to shit themselves. Davis specifically references his "nephew" during one of his scenes in the film. For those don't read the comics, Davis' nephew is none other than Miles Morales, aka Ultimate Spider-man. Fuck yeah!
Miles Morales took up the mantle of Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe after Peter Parker dies saving his family. In fact, Miles proved so popular that following the events of Secret Wars (2015), where the Ultimate universe was destroyed, he found himself part of Earth-616, which is basically what most might refer to as "Marvel comics". Miles not only has powers similar to Spider-Man (wall-crawling, strength, etc.), but he can also essentially turn invisible and has a spider sting of sorts, by harnessing the electricity in his body and shocking people with it. Right? He's a badass! But wait, there's more.
MCU head honcho, Kevin Feige even addresses the Miles Easter egg, in a very Feige way. Speaking to Screen Crush, when asked about the reference to Miles, he not only confirms it, but he leaves the door wide open for us to one day see one of the most popular characters in Marvel comics of the past few years debut in the live-action MCU.
Miles Morales is a groundbreaking character for so many reasons and his inclusion in the MCU would not only be a welcomed sight because of how fucking cool he is as Spider-Man, but it's also vital to refreshing a genre that could be called a bit "whitewashed".
Adding fuel to the fire of excitement is the fact that current Peter Parker, Tom Holland, sounds pretty keen on teaching Miles Morales how to be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In an interview with Screen Rant, Holland sounds like he's already more than ready Miles' on-screen debut.
Let's hope Sony and Marvel keep playing nice so we can get amazing Spider-Man movies for the foreseeable future. We're due.