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Tyler James Williams As Spider-Man
While we’re all for diversity in films, but a Spider-Man that’s not Peter Parker, ehhhh, we guess we haven’t been to up-to-date with the direction comics have been going lately. So when it’s mentioned that Tyler James Williams should be Miles Morales’ Spider-Man, we’ll he certainly wouldn’t mind it. The actor, best known for playing the title role in Everybody Hates Chris and a recent turn on The Walking Dead, revealed in a recent interview that he would “absolutely” portray the Morales iteration of Spider-Man, and that he’s even read for Marvel before.
“I kind of follow the Miles Morales character quite a bit,” Williams said. “And I’m open to the idea, I am. I’m not starting campaigns or anything for it because I trust Marvel. I’ve read for them before. So I trust what their decisions will be. But yeah, I’d love to do it. I would absolutely love to do it.” Even with Childish Gambino/Donald Glover once campaigning to portray the web-slinger, Williams was recently an Internet favorite to play the Miles Morales’, with fans creating a campaign to further the cause amplified by a demand for more diverse superheroes. Morales is a version of Spider-Man that started to appear in the comicbooks in 2011 after the most well-known Spidey, Peter Parker, died.
It’s likely that audiences won’t get a live-action film portrayal of Morales any time soon, though. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed last month that the next Spider-Man movie will focus on a teenage Parker, in which Ender’s Game‘s Asa Butterfield was recently casted. The next Spider-Man movie is slated for July 2017 and Marvel will reportedly has a Spidey cameo in Captain America: Civil War, which will debut on May 6, 2016. Is possible that we could see a Miles Morales’ Spider-Man on the small screen?