With the expanding TASM universe, one has to wonder if we’ll ever see another character take up the mantle of Spider-Man on screen. If the rumor that Andrew Garfield won’t return for a fourth film is true, then we would definitely have to find another web-slinger to take his place, but could it be another character altogether? Perhaps, the character that took over for Peter Parker in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics, Miles Morales? Click on through to see what the current Spider-Man had to say on the possibility of passing the torch.
In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Andrew Garfield spoke on whether or not we could see an on screen version of Miles Morales in the films, and was very supportive of the idea. The actor has been very vocal about how he sees the iconic superhero role of Spider-Man– notably, asking “why can’t Spider-Man be gay?— and seems to be pushing to show the web-slinging hero in ways we’ve never seen him before.
I have given that thought. I think one of the amazing things about Spider-Man is that you don’t see skin color when he’s in the suit. You don’t see any religious beliefs. You don’t see any denominations. … Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character’s comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It’s something I’m really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch.
The idea of bringing Miles Morales into the TASM universe is not only something that could work, but something that I feel needs to happen. I have no idea where our hero is left after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but with the Sinister Six forming, he’ll need to go all out to defeat them– maybe even don the black suit, which would be a nice lead into a Venom movie– but, what happens when this extreme behavior catches up to Spidey, leading to his downfall (and Andrew Garfield’s exit from the series)? Well, there would be no better time to introduce a new beam of hope in the form of Morales, bringing the story of Spider-Man full circle. At the same time, we’d also get some much needed diversity in the superhero movie scene, so that’d be a win.
There are so many exciting possibilities, but what do you think? Would you want to see someone other than Peter Parker as Spider-Man? Let us know!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters this Friday, May 2nd, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field.