I almost feel a little silly writing this post. When Sony and Marvel announced their deal last month, Sony Pictures president said “this new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future.” Yet even though the press release clearly stated Peter Parker’s name, every online publication was writing articles about the possibility of Miles Morales coming to the big screen.
If there was any doubt before, we can finally put those ridiculous Morales rumors to bed. Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, answered some fan questions yesterday on his Tumblr blog (via Comic Book Movie). Quesada confirmed that Peter Parker is key to the reboot that’s coming in 2017:
Have you seen any visual concepts/early designs for Spidey 2017? Also, what’s one of the main things you feel is most important to making this Spider-Man film the best that it can be?
The trick to making any incarnation of Spider-Man great, whether comics, animation or film is Peter Parker. Get Peter’s character right and the rest falls into place.
So there you have it! Peter Parker, not Miles Morales, will be Spider-Man in Sony and Marvel’s 2017 reboot. Hopefully it’s not too long before we hear who will be playing him.