Since Miles Morales’ Spider-Man first appeared on Marvel comic book pages in 2011, readers have been rallying for a big screen origin story for the young hero. Sony Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse allows the fan favorite to shine front in center, beside some other amazing spider-heroes.
Hope Sony is listening because we would love to see Shameik Moore lend more than just his voice to Miles Morales’ Spider-Man. The breakout star is no stranger to a stunning on screen performance, such as in the 2015 film Dope and Netflix’s The Get Down. It would be a really interesting move by Sony to bring the characters established in their animated film to life in live-action and why not use an actor who already knows the character well?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales’ story from the beginning, as the character is bit by a radioactive spider at 13 years old. This would pose a bit of an issue for Shameik Moore as he is ten years older than Miles. The actor does realize this and pitches that for a live-action Miles Morales starring himself, they could move through time a little to make it possible.
Not only is Shameik Moore ready to swing into action, he has just the villain he’d want to fight; it even fits contractually with Sony’s sprouting Spider-Verse universe. Here’s his choice:
Yes, yes, yes! While Peter Parker is over at the MCU with the Avengers, Miles Morales could take post at Sony’s Spider-Verse that started this year with the blockbuster hit Venom. Shameik Moore wasn’t shy about his adoration for Tom Hardy, or how he would love to work with him in a Spider-Verse team up. He also believes that collaboration would challenge him as an actor to show what he’s really capable of.
Okay, this amazing pitch is kind of a long shot — especially since those who have seen it are especially praising Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for its incredible use of animation. And the medium certainly allowed the film to show off what the live-action Spidey flicks couldn’t quite pull off.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has already been ordered a sequel and spinoff, so Shameik Moore isn’t saying goodbye to his Spider-Man role anytime soon. On the flip side, what if Tom Hardy voiced an animated Venom in one of the upcoming Spider-Verse films? Maybe we’re getting a too ahead of ourselves… check out Into the Spider-Verse in theaters this Friday.