Could Sony’s SPIDER-MAN Be Black Or Latino?

ultimate_comics_spider-man_6_miles_morales2If you got tired of the fanboy complainings after Michael B. Jordan was cast as the Human Torch, just wait, because you have seen nothing yet.

The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider told the Meet the Movie Press podcast that his sources tell them that Sony is seriously considering making the new Spider-Man a non-white actor, going so much as to say that there is a 95% chance that the role will be portrayed by a black or Latino actor. Sneider then went on to clarify that even though Marvel has a Black Hispanic Spider-Man named Miles Morales, seen above, that Sony might not be using that version of Spider-Man, instead recasting Peter Parker as a different ethnicity.

Of course, this has thrown Spider-Man fans into a tizzy, and the have been vocal griping about the potential change.  This inspired current writer of the Spider-Man comics, Dan Slott, to go on Twitter to defend the casting of of a Black Spider-Man.

I have no idea if this rumor is true or not–Sneider is usually a good source of information, but even he admits the rumor hasn’t been confirmed–so I am mostly taking a wait and see aspect on this. But I would hope that this will not turn out to be a superficial, cosmetic change and Sony decides to go deeper and hire a black or Latino writer and a black or Latino director to do an informed look at what it really would be like for a black or Latino teenager to get the Spider-Man powers.

 

 

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Erin Astolfi Blank
February 23, 2015 8:32 pm

Si por mi.

Steve Price
February 23, 2015 9:42 pm

Why not? Peter was a kid from Queens and there’s nothing in his origin or persona that says he couldn’t be.

Erin Astolfi Blank
February 23, 2015 9:43 pm

Exactly. I love the Peter story but morales has a great story too. And why not create a black Spider-Man character? Go get it.

Evan Patrick Denion
February 23, 2015 11:54 pm

I would love to see a movie version of morales. I think he’s a great character

Erin Astolfi Blank
February 25, 2015 8:14 pm

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Sean Klus
February 23, 2015 8:15 pm

Show me Miles Morales!

Paul Clisham
February 23, 2015 8:16 pm

A black woman!

Sean Klus
February 23, 2015 8:16 pm

Peter Parker comes with baggage, expectations. Morales does not. Hes a blank slate that Marvel/Sony are free to explore.

Pall Gasp
February 25, 2015 8:14 pm

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