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Miles Morales Steps Into The Spotlight in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

A teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse has been released this weekend and it had comic-book fans hyped. This movie doesn’t have your traditional Spider-Man (Peter Parker) but instead the ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales. Sony/Marvel having the guts to finally put Miles Morales upfront and have him transition into film is absolutely amazing for comic-book fans and contributes to representation.

Miles Morales was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli and appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4 in 2011 following the demise of Peter Parker. He’s a Afro-Latino teenager from Brooklyn and later gets bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider. Since his conception, many people read his title and judged his stories. Despite the anti-diversity fans dismissing his character as political-correctness, despite the controversy, comic-book & non-comic book fans liked his character due to being relatable, unique and distant from Peter Parker.

Miles Morales appearing in comic books and animated television but now debuting in film is monumental for representation. Miles is a positive role model for children of color who will be watching this film. The cast is very authentic too. Shameik Moore of  “The Get Down” voices Miles, Mahershala Ali voices Aaron Davis (The Prowler/Miles’s Uncle), and Brian Tyree Henry is voicing Jefferson Davis (Miles’s Dad)

This animated film is created by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller of “The Lego Movie”

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is planned to hit theaters in December 2018

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Ilhan Adan is a 16 year old activist from Minnesota. She is a Somali-American and adores comics, writing and poetry.

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