Warning! Mild spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming follow!
In a couple of weeks, Spider-Man: Homecoming will see itself swing into theaters with Peter Parker in tow. The long-awaited film will fully integrate the iconic Marvel Comics hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe following his debut in Captain America: Civil War (though, a new confirmation from Tom Holland reveals he popped up much earlier). Now, the president of Marvel Studios and director of Spider-Man: Homecoming have commented on the fact that there's another Spider-Man within the franchise.
Kevin Feige and Jon Watts sat down for an interview with ComicBook.com while the executive producer and director doing press rounds for Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was during the chats which the two revealed the MCU does house Miles Morales.
To give context for the character’s reference, Spider-Man: Homecoming nods to Miles in a roundabout way. Donald Glover plays a character named Aaron Davis, and he is know as Miles’ uncle in the comics. The two characters are intrinsically linked in the Marvel Universe, and Aaron directly name-drops his “nephew” in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The name Miles is never spoken directly, but the tease certainly exists
"I mean, I always wanted Donald [Glover] to be in this movie," Watts said. "That was one of my first ideas, just because I knew... I remember all the excitement surrounding him being Spider-Man, you know? And I was like, 'If he's going to be in this movie, who could he be?' So, we're not saying anything specifically, but Aaron Davis having a nephew in New York City... I wouldn't say it's a definite hint, but I think it definitely opens that door."
"He does have a nephew," Feige said. "He has a nephew."
For now, there are no publicized plans to bring Miles Morales into the MCU outwardly as a Spider-Man successor. Peter Parker has only had little time to experience the franchise as is, but actor Tom Holland would be stoked if Miles were brought under his character’s care.
Miles will, however, be featured in an animated movie coming from Sony Pictures.
“That would be something that I would be very up for doing, it’s something that I would really, really hope to happen,” Holland explained. “I think Miles Morales is a great character, I think it would be fantastic to have an actor of color playing a superhero on screen and I just think it’s going to be something very cool and something very exciting for this universe.”
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You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.