Marvel and Spider-Man fans have been waiting for a film featuring Miles Morales, the Brooklyn-raised black Spider-Man partially inspired by Donald Glover, for quite some time now. Morales will finally make his big screen debut next month with the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which sees him juggling his superpowers with being a regular kid, only for things to get even crazier when Miles’ world crosses with alternate universes, revealing even more Spider-Men.
Swae Lee, however, thinks the character deserves his own live-action film, and he wants to be the one to play him. “It’s only right, if anyone’s gonna be the first black Spider-Man in a real movie it should be me,” he told TMZ.
“Especially because I made the soundtrack Miles Morales was singing in the movie, it’s only right I be the black Spider-Man, so Marvel, we need to get together.”
Actor Shameik Moore made history this month when he played the first-ever biracial Spider-Man — and he’s excited about the groundbreaking role in the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
“This kid could be white, Black, Asian, Hispanic. He just happens to be Black and Hispanic,”
Moore, 23, said in a recent appearance on Popcorn with Peter Travers. “It doesn’t matter what his race is. He just happens to be Black. And I love that about the movie itself. It reflects what New York looks like, what the world looks like today.”
Excitement and anticipation were ignited at the advance screenings that took place in several markets across the nation. Attendees explained; film is about mentoring, overcoming challenges, and the power of diversity by introducing the world to the first biracial Spider-Man.