Miles Morales has already been teased in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he will inevitably cross paths with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the future. Miles was first introduced to the Marvel lore in 2011, and he’s now a mainstream character thanks to the widely successful Spider-Verse films and Insomniac video games. Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal has also hinted a live-action Miles is coming soon.

When Miles enters live-action, he could join the likes of Venom, Kraven, Madame Web, and others in Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters. The more likely bet is that he will join the MCU. However, instead of a new version in the MCU, there’s no reason why it couldn’t be the Miles audiences have already fallen in love with in the Spider-Verse films.

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Bringing In Miles Can Tie-Into the MCU’s Multiverse Saga

The Spider-Man franchise is well integrated within the multiverse in animation and live-action, so it isn’t far-fetched to imagine another variant could enter Peter Parker’s MCU. Marvel Studios is currently telling the Multiverse Saga with countless beloved characters, from Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine to Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, also showing up in the MCU. Introducing Miles by taking him from animation to live-action feels like another exciting opportunity for Marvel Studios to take a swing at.

There are rumors of the animated Miles encountering Holland’s Peter in Beyond the Spider-Verse. The Spider-Verse films have also shown that animation styles can change so that this transition can occur, and Spider-Verse’s Miles could come to life in the MCU with a new actor in the role. Miles voice actor Shameik Moore has also expressed interest in playing the character in live-action, so that’s another route Sony and Marvel Studios could go in if they decide to bring in an older Miles to the MCU.

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Star Wars Has Successfully Brought Animated Characters Into Live-Action

Starting with Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, characters from the animated shows jumped to live-action. Lucasfilm has also brought Ahsoka Tano, Cad Bane, characters from Rebels, and countlessothers to live-action, so why couldn’t Sony take a page out of Lucasfilm’s book for Miles? It’s been rewarding for fans who have followed the shows, which have a smaller audience than the Spider-Verse films. Therefore, more people would know Miles’ story in animation, so there wouldn’t need to be a lot of heavy lifting to get viewers up to speed.

Disney has done something similar with its live-action remakes of beloved animated films. While not all of them have hit, the studio has done a nice job translating the character’s looks from animation to live-action. With a live-action Miles, you can accomplish this since he can sport a similar-looking suit to the one he sports in the animation.

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Allows Sony to Top Spider-Man: No Way Home

Following the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s $1.9 billion gross (Box Office Mojo), Sony and Marvel Studios want to continue that success with Holland’s next appearance as the wall-crawler. The MCU and Spider-Verse continue to show that the storytelling possibilities are endless. With two films under his belt now, it’s safe to say the Miles in the Spider-Verse films is now as beloved as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions.

A bigger story doesn’t always mean better, but it could lead to huge box office returns, as we’ve seen with past Spider-Man films. Sony and Marvel Studios crossing over the Spider-Verse with the MCU is one of the few ways to top No Way Home‘s success. And if there’s one thing the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man series has told audiences so far, it’s that the studios like to go in unexpected directions.

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Marvel Studios and Sony Wouldn’t Have To Tell Another Miles Morales Origin Story

There’s been no shortage of origin stories in the Spider-Man franchise, and even Tom Holland’s trilogy resembled one in the end. In the Ultimate comics, Miles takes on the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter dies at the hands of Green Goblin. Meanwhile, the Insomniac game altered the origin so Peter and Miles could save New York City side-by-side as a dynamic duo. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s take on the origin story was similar to what occurred in the comics, but it also allowed the mentorship angle from Peter through the multiverse.

Given how Spider-Man exists in Miles’ world sometime before becoming a superhero, it is tough not to tell an origin story when introducing a new version. The problem is that so many Spider-Man origins have been told on screen. Having Spider-Verse’s Miles solves this problem since you wouldn’t need to rehash the origin story again since he would already exist due to the trilogy, and a more exciting narrative can take its place.

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The Miles Morales-led Spider-Verse films are among the greatest superhero films ever made. Phil Lord and Chris Miller have also suggested Beyond the Spider-Verse will mark the end, but audiences will want to see Miles return, and the live-action variant could be as hard to top as J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson or Jackman’s Wolverine. The characters are always bigger than the actors, and plenty of filmmakers could probably deliver a fresh new take on Miles for live-action. However, there’s too much potential for Sony and Marvel Studios with the Spider-Verse Miles to cast him aside once his trilogy wraps up.

Sony and Marvel Studios need to take advantage of the groundbreaking Miles from the Spider-Verse films because the time is now with the MCU’s Multiverse Saga. Franchises like Star Wars have proven that animated characters can jump to live-action successfully. It allows Sony to do something even bigger than No Way Home, and you dodge another origin story. Sony and Marvel Studios already have their live-action Miles; all they have to do is transport him from animation to live-action.

 Miles Morales will inevitably enter the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe, and when he does, it should be the version from the Spider-Verse films.  Read More