updated - June 14, 2021 Monday EDT
The latest reports focus on the new identity of Spider-Man; and there were rumors that the superhero won't be white, which means that Peter Parker may not be featured in the reboot. So who could we see in the new movie?
During an interview with Meet The Movie Press (via Yahoo UK), Jeff Sneider of The Wrap revealed that Miles Morales may be the new Spider-Man. "This is not set in stone guys," he said, "but I'm telling you right now...Spider-Man is not going to be white." If the web-slinging superhero won't be white, then what will his race be?
"Spider-Man is going to be most likely black," Jeff Sneider revealed. "But there is a chance he could also be Latino. 95% sure not white." If you're an avid Marvel Comics fan, then you would have an idea who Miles Morales is. If not, then we will give you a brief introduction of the fictional character.
After Peter Parker's death, a Black Hispanic teenager named Miles became the second Spider-Man and he was featured in the "Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man" series. Jeff Sneider also explained why the producers will be introducing a black or Latino character.
"I really feel strongly - Sony has an opportunity to beat Marvel and DC to the punch with sort of a major black comic book movie character," The Wrap correspondent said. "Like I mentioned last week, the e-mails that leaked were perceived to be racist in some quarters. I really think that is going to play into things."
Marvel will be featuring its first black superhero in "Black Panther", which is scheduled for released in 2018; and they also casted Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in "Fantastic Four", which will hit the theaters on August 7, 2015. So it isn't surprising if we see a black Spider-Man since Sony has let Marvel take over the reboot.
There were also reports that the new "Spider-Man" movie won't be an origin story. According to IBTimes, Marvel has supposedly planned for the superhero is to bring him back to his high school years in the reboot. Based on the latest reports, we may see a black or Latino teenager who tries to save the world and hide his alter ego Spider-Man while attending high school.
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