Report: Miles Morales will be the focus of animated Spider-Man movie

The Lego Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord are writing and producing an animated Spider-Man movie for Sony Pictures, and it’s scheduled to be released on December 21, 2018. So how will they differentiate it from their live-action movie with Marvel, Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland?

According to Heroic Hollywood, the animated Spider-Man movie will focus on Miles Morales, not Peter Parker. For those who are unfamiliar with Morales, here’s a summary via Wikipedia:

Miles Morales was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, with Bendis and Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso drawing inspiration from both U.S. President Barack Obama and American actor Donald Glover. Morales was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, the 13-year-old son of an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother. Axel Alonso has described Miles as an intelligent nerd with an aptitude for science similar to his predecessor, Peter Parker. The character made his debut in the fourth issue of the Ultimate Fallout limited series, which was released on August 3, 2011. He later starred in the relaunched Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man series, written by Bendis and drawn by Pichelli, in September 2011.

SOURCE: Heroic Hollywood