A few weeks back, Marvel and Sony struck a deal to include Spider-Man in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Alongside that a headline came out that Andrew Garfield would not be reprising the role.
Since then, buzz suggested that Sony was aiming to introduce a much younger iteration of Spidey into the MCU. Now, there’s been a NEW development in the likely rumor department. By Jeff Sneider from The Wrap who just dropped a potential bomb regarding the next Spider-Man on the Meet the Movie Press podcast, which he co-hosts with Mark Reilly.
"This is not set in stone guys, but I'm telling you right now: Spider-Man is not going to be white," Jeff Sneider said. When Reilly asked him if that was speculation, Jeff replied, "I am 95% sure."
"Spider-Man is going to be most likely black," Jeff stated. "But there is a chance he could also be Latino. 95% sure not white."
Reilly then suggests, based on Jeff's information, that Marvel/Sony should go with Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker. "I don't think it's going to be Peter Parker," Jeff added.
"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. 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."
The Black Hispanic teen took up the role of Spider-Man in the Ultimate Comics storyline after the death of Peter Parker. Years back, Andrew Garfield even campaigned for Morales to feature in The Amazing Spider-Man movies in a passing-of-the-torch scenario.
Spider-Man is expected to make his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016.