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.
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017
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.
The new Spider-Man animated feature is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2018.