The story of Miles Morales and his quest for fame on the big screen probably dates back to when Captain America: Civil War was just in pre-production. Back then, there were murmurs that someone big was going to make a cameo in the film. Of course the internet exploded when Spider-Man was announced as that hero. Immediately, questions emerged whether or not it was going to be Peter Parker or Miles Morales. There was no doubt it was always going to be Parker since he played a pivotal role in the comic book telling of Civil War. The collective disappointment that it wasn’t Miles Morales didn’t go unheard. It was just further proof that something had to be done about Marvel’s insta-celebrity. And now something is being done – he’s getting his own animated film.

It’s a bummer that it won’t be a live-action film, but just be happy that Miles is getting the spotlight he deserves. Ever since he made his debut in 2011 within the Ultimate universe (which is just “outside” of Marvel’s “normal” universe), fans have not let their excitement gone unnoticed. And just in case you didn’t know, his origin story is slightly different from Peter Parker’s and that he is of African and Puerto Rican descent.

Today’s news comes courtesy of Sony’s Animation Day. The event wasn’t open to the public, but throughout the event, Sony Tweeted the announcements as they were made.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have worked on movies such as The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street. They’re currently working on the stand-alone Han Solo movie. Lord and Miller will actually be in charge of the screenplay as well as producing the movie. It’s been confirmed by Sony that Bob Persichetti will co-direct the film with Peter Ramsey. And because the Tweet says it will be a “stand-alone” film, that means it will not be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Of course since the news was just announced, there is no word on who will voice Morales. If the fans get it their way, Donald Glover would be at the top of the list. There was hope, before the Tom Holland announcement, that Glover would be the new Spider-Man in Homecoming, but everyone knows the result of that. This wouldn’t be the first time Glover has voiced Spider-Man or Morales. He guest starred on the animated Ultimate Spider-Man television series in 2015 where he voiced Miles Morales as Spider-Man.

Not to jump on the Glover bandwagon, but he does have a very good and valid shot of landing the role. He’s set to play Lando Calrissian in the same Han Solo movie that producers Lord and Miller are working on.

The new Spider-Man animated feature is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2018.

Source: Movieweb

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