Miles Morales, the animated hero of Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verseis presented with live action Spider Man actors who have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Based on this promotional artwork from Prime Video, Miles appears as Spider-Man, unmasked, with live Web-Heads including Tom Holland of the MCU Spider-Man trilogy, Andrew Garfield of the amazing spider man movies and Tobey Maguire from the original Spider Man film trilogy from director Sam Raimi. The visual is styled in the same way as the spider worms movies.
Some fans think Morales is lumped in with the live-action versions of Spider-Man – who all appeared in the MCU, thanks to Spider-Man: No Coming Home — could mean the animated Spider-Man will be included in the shared universe via Across the Spider-Verse. Rumors have swirled that the sequel will feature live-action cameos Spider Man movies, like Tom Holland and possibly a live action character Venom movies. The official trailer #2 for Across the spider worms has Miguel O’Hara, better known as Spider-Man 2099, rebuke the events of No coming home blaming it on “Doctor Strange and the Little Nerd Back on Earth-199999”.
According to Kemp Powers, one of the three co-directors of Through the Spider-Verse, the “little nerd” line in the trailer was just a fun way for the filmmakers to acknowledge the character’s backstory without being too on the nose. “The world of Miles Morales and spider worms, it’s not related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe or anything like that,” Powers said. But it’s a Lord and Miller movie. We like to have a little fun, we like to be a little meta and acknowledge the world in which we’re creating these stories. That’s the best way to explain it.”
While Powers states there’s nothing deeper in the MCU lineup, that hasn’t put an end to fan speculation. As of this writing, there are currently no known plans to introduce Miles into the live-action superhero franchise, but Spider-Man: Homecoming hinted at his existence with a brief scene featuring Aaron Davis (Donald Glover), who mentions his nephew. Davis canonically becomes The Prowler, a key player in Miles’ Spider-Man story.
Spider-Man: Across the Universe hits theaters on June 2. The film is expected to gross $85 million in its first three days at the domestic box office, doubling the opening box office performance of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Source: Prime Video