Miles Morales Live-Action Spider-Man Movie in Development
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According to Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse producer Amy Pascal, a new live-action film centering on Miles Morales' Spider-Man is in the work.
Per Variety, Pascal confirmed Sony is developing films for Miles Morales and Spider-Woman. While attending the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the producer confirmed work on the projects, teasing that the Spider-Woman film might release sooner than expected. It's unclear if it is an animated film or a live-action adaptation like Miles Morales' movie. This would mark the first time Miles Morales has appeared in live-action. However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, introduced Miles's Uncle Aaron and had him speak with his nephew on the phone in a deleted scene.
Miles Morales in the Spider-Verse Films
Miles Morales already stars in his own series of Spider-Man films with Sony's ongoing animated Spider-Verse series. The first film in the series, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verser, premiered in 2018. It achieved massive critical success, landing on many critics' top superhero flick lists. The film sees Shameik Moore voice Miles Morales and reprise the part in 2023's upcoming sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Moore talked about how the animated films continued to surprise him with the quality of their visual effects, an aspect that critics and fans have frequently lauded.
"You know, I love the animation," Moore said. "The animation really surprised me -- they really upped it. I thought the first one was excellent. They doubled or tripled it up, for sure. Put the sauce on that. [I was surprised] maybe how long this one took. We've been working on this for about four years. So it took time."
Despite recent superhero fatigue with MCU and DC films, the Spider-Verse films have continued to spark audience interest, Moore touched on what makes the films so unique. "I think Spider-Verse is leading the charge. I think Spider-Versehas been a bit of a roadmap for a lot of the superhero movies over the last two, three years. I think the message is beautiful. I think the writing is really intentional, purposeful, and well-thought-out -- for Spider-Man fans and the entire franchise. I thought that that was sick, honestly, how they brought that all together.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse comes to theaters on June 2.