Spider-Man Producer Teases Miles Morales' Live-Action Debut

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
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Sony Pictures' animated Spider-Verse movies pushed Miles Morales into the forefront, but a new update from Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal may indicate that a live-action version of the character will soon arrive. 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse highlighted Miles Morales' impressive arrival on the big screen, introducing the character to a large number of fans. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home also managed to tease Miles' potential live-action appearance after Jamie Foxx's Electro wondered if there is "a Black Spider-Man somewhere out there" in the Multiverse. 

After the character's incredible appearance, some have wondered when exactly the young web-slinger would appear alongside Tom Holland's Spider-Man.

Amy Pascal Teased Miles Morales' Live-Action Debut 

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In an interview with Empire Magazine, Spider-Man producer and former Sony Chairman Amy Pascal said that "[fans will] have to wait a couple of years" for Miles Morales' live-action debut. 

It is unknown when exactly Miles would appear in live-action (potentially in the MCU), but it's possible that the character could debut after the Spider-Verse trilogy of movies from Sony. 

Meanwhile, Miles Morales voice actor Shameik Moore told Empire about his experience during Spider-Man: No Way Home's premiere, noting that "everyone looked at [him]" in the event:  

“I was at the premiere of No Way Home and everyone looked at me on that line! I got a lot of tweets.” 

Moore also talked about potentially playing a live-action version of Miles, with him even claiming that "everyone knows" (including Tom Holland and Jamie Foxx) that he would be perfect for the role: 

“I feel like everyone knows I would be a great [live-action] Miles Morales. As I left the theatre after that premiere, Jamie Foxx looked at me like… he knew. I think Tom Holland knows, too.” 

The Spider-Verse voice actor then said that it would depend on Sony and the MCU if he will be chosen to play a live-action Miles Morales at some point:

“It just depends on how old they want Miles to be by the time they’re ready to do a live-action movie. That’s the conundrum with whether or not I end up playing him.”

A past rumor from insider Daniel Richtman revealed that Sony is exploring the possibility of a live-action solo movie centered around Miles Morales that would exist in a "different universe" similar to Tom Hardy's Venom films.

Will the MCU Introduce Miles Morales?

Amy Pascal's latest comment about Miles Morales presents many exciting possibilities for the character as he jumps into the live-action territory. 

Some have speculated that the MCU would be Miles' first live-action appearance, considering that the superhero franchise is now leaning toward generational characters. 

Given that several heroes have already taken the mantle of some Infinity Saga characters, such as Sam Wilson as Captain America and Shuri as the new Black Panther, it would be fitting to see Tom Holland's Peter Parker mentor a younger Miles for the character to someday take over for the role of Spider-Man in the MCU.

Still, Insomniac's Spider-Man game proved that two web-slingers (Peter and Miles) can co-exist in protecting New York, meaning that this formula could also work in the MCU. 

Whatever the case, Miles Morales has an exciting future ahead in both animation and live-action.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to premiere in theaters on June 2.

Release Date
June 02, 2023
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.