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Rumor: Sony & Marvel's New Spider-Man Won't Be White This Time

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February 23, 2015

Miles Morales

Unless you've been living under a rock or you just don't care, you've probably heard that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios reached a deal to share Spider-Man so the character can enter the cinematic universe of The Avengers while still having his own film franchise that's controlled by Sony and produced by Marvel. Shortly after the news broke, it was revealed that a younger Spider-Man was desired this time, and we had some suggestions as to who should play the wallcrawler. Names like Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman were said to be in early consideration, but we might see a completely different approach. Read on!

Jeff Sneider, a reporter from The Wrap, was speaking on the Meet the Movie Press podcast and the topic turned to Spider-Man. While Sneider didn't have enough of a confirmation to turn this into a trade story, here's what he had to say about the new Spider-Man:

"Listen, this is not set in stone guys, but I’m telling you right now, Spider-Man’s not going to be white. Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95% sure. Spider-Man’s going to be most likely black. But there’s a chance he could also be Latino. 95% sure, not white…I don’t think it’s going to be Peter Parker.”

Keep in mind, this is just a rumor for now, but it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility. There's been a large outcry from fans who want to see a non-white Spider-Man on the big screen. However, it remains to be seen as to whether or not this new Spider-Man will still be Peter Parker, but merely with a different skin color. After all, the newer comic book version of Spider-Man has a half-black, half-Hispanic kid named Miles Morales wearing the suit. Sneider says he doesn't think it will be Peter Parker, but it might make more sense to still use that character name and just have a non-white actor in the role.

Sneider cites the bad perception of some people at Sony following some seemingly racist remarks that were found in the leaked e-mails from Sony Pictures, but that doesn't seem like a good enough reason. What makes this is a good idea is that this would make Spider-Man stand out amongst the all-white (save for Nick Fury), older crew that makes up The Avengers. Plus, there's nothing about Peter Parker that dictates that he must be white. Nothing about the character would change, and this would bring some variety to the superhero playing field on the big screen. But we're still wondering who will take the gig to appear in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 and his own solo film in 2017. Thoughts?

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  • TK
    Kinda makes sense. I mean if they were going to reboot Spiderman and have the option of another origin story being told. Retelling Peter Parker's story for a third time would be too much.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    I like how studios think that diversifying today is to only change a white guy to a black guy. There are so many other ethnicities out there. Lets be a little more open-minded here.
    • Man, Ok?
    • mooreworthy
      You would think so in flippin 2015.
    • Jordan Odinson
      There is diverse casting happening today that is not just black. Look at the Warner Bros/DC side with the casting of Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman. Those actors/actresses ethnicities/background is not the same as the comic book character they are playing. It may be perceived on how we have seen the character portrayed but it's good example of some hidden diversity today.
      • Rock n Rollllll
        There are some, yes, but its very rare. And this is why DC intrigues me more.
      • VAharleywitch
        WW might as well be white. Gal Gadot 'sells' because she doesn't look that ethnically Jewish. Until I googled Miller, didn't know he wasn't "white".
        • Dee
          Uh, Miller is white and so is Gadot. Ashkenazi Jews are white. And your comment is racist because you are racist. Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Andrew Garfield and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of their parents are). Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, Ryan Potter. Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman. Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn were also born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. Armie Hammer and Chris Pine are part Jewish. Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism -Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
  • Dubmaster2010
    Never!!! They didn't get the license to do a Miles Morales Origin Story. Miles Morales only makes sense, with a Peter Parker as an idol. If there is no Peter Parker...the're couldn't be a Miles Morales Movie. Maybe...after the Peter Parker Movies, there will be a Miles Morales Movie. But not now. I am sure!!!
    • Steven
      Include Toby Maguire in a cameo as an older Spidey and you can do Miles and Spidergirl.
      • Dubmaster2010
        Or i thought about something else. Maybe Peter Parker is a Comic-Character in the MCU. No real person. So Miles could love the Comic-Books and see him as an Idol because he loves the Comic-Storys. That would work very well :-) No Matter what they are doing...i think it will be good :-) Even if i really want another Peter Parker Movie...because i want to see Mysterio!!! 😀
        • VAharleywitch
          Would work except for the 'powers' part... Unless the "comic" SM has organic slingers & the window-climbing ability, vs MCU SM is a fan who uses tech to mimic those abilities.
  • theslayer5150
    It's clear that Marvel has done well in keeping with the tradition of it's characters while still being different from the comics in some aspects. Hawkeye never wears a mask and costume, Thor never wears his helmet, ect. The teaser for Age of Ultron shows Cap not being able to lift Thor's hammer, but in the comic universe Mjolnir deems Steve Rogers worthy to carry it. So it is possible to introduce Spiderman in a new way with a new, African or Latino-American Peter Parker. The purists will not want it, not because of racism, but because they want Peter to be how he was originally written. But to be contemporary means having to be a bit different in this "universe". As long as Marvel does the character justice and is handled well by the writers/directors, then I am ok with however they want to treat this new Spidy.
    • Jon Odishaw
      In the teaser it shows Steve move Mjolnir a little bit. and since its just that, a teaser, I wouldn't rule it out just yet.
    • redskulllives
      Of course its all about racism Its natzilandia owned
  • Bake Sale
    Technically speaking, both O'Brien and Lerman could be considered Hispanic. O'Brien is 1/8th Spanish, from Spain (and people always claim Spaniards Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are Hispanic). Lerman is only of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, but his grandmother was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, to Russian Jewish parents.
    • Atlasshruggedmyass
      I think there looking for a actor that is visibly blatino though. And both Obrian and Ler men look pale as snow.
  • redskulllives
    Its about time we get to see a different face. Will the new spidy wear a sombrero? Will he slang some goods? Will he hit a curb when he drives? Will he eat swarma? Will he be a she? Find out next time on spidermang
  • redskulllives
    I want to see spiderpig 😀
  • tommyturner
    Stupid. That dead horse they are beating is the Spider-Man franchise.
  • Jordan Odinson
    Am actually perfectly okay with this idea. Just get a good actor in the role and make it work. I think it would be a nice breath of fresh air also to seperate itself from the previous Spider-Man adaptations.
  • Justin R
    Does this mean Donald Glover may have a chance at becoming the next Spidey? I still have hopes of him getting that role, I think he'd fit it well.
    • DAVIDPD
      Sadly, too old now...I wish he could be Spiderman too!
  • mooreworthy
    No problem here, hell, we have had five movies with a white Spiderman, so why not? Just make sure the story is tight and get Donald Glover!
    • SalsaBandit
      Probably because the character is white
      • mooreworthy
        But why? these heroes were created during a time when diversity was never going to be accepted. Obviously Brian Michael Bendis, who created Miles Morales, wanted more diversity in a world where other ethnic groups, genders and those who are homosexuals give put money in their pockets, so why not see themselvess represented as a major hero? This isn't them turning Peter Parker white to be politically correct. We have botched about the horrible Spiderman 3 by Rami, bitched about the reboot by Webb, and now bitching about the possibility of another reboot. So now Marvel might introduce a new Spiderman that is not Parker, we bitch about him not being the white Peter Parker. I personally hope they do it, if not, peanut butter will still taste the same, no biggie for me. I'm Korean and Black, so yeah, this comment is a bit biased, but who isn't?
  • Travisaurus
    I hate this politically correct BS. Whats next, a black Superman? How about a black Batman. It's as offensive to me as it would be if they tried to make a white Shaft movie or made a white Nick fury or Storm. Stop this revisionist history BS, leave the characters HOW THEY WERE WRITTEN!
    • mooreworthy
      They are not changing his race, they are switching characters...possibly.
    • TK
      Ummm Nick Fury was white until Sam L Jackson played him. It really doesn't bother me whether he is white, black, hispanic etc. just as long as they can make it work. I think fans have had enough of Peter Parker as Spiderman and the other alter egos in the Marvel Universe are not white. It's that simple. Not every move in the world is based on being PC.
    • ErrorSapiens
      Please.. Read up on the spider-man timeline.. cause I hate these outbursts of ignorance and lack of knowledge.
      • dan
        man, these are COMICS - I wouldn't equate intelligence/ignorance with knowing the time-line of super heros.
        • ErrorSapiens
          Well set in this forum of discussion, and based on the mood of your outburst, my opinion, (and opinion being what these nonsense discussions about super heroes is about at this point) was that I found room for parodying your tone of input. Why ? Because I agree that a black superman would be stupid, but that is because there has never been a black superman.. there has been, however a Black spider-Man. Miles Morales.. and I cannot understand why he HAS to be PC just because he is black. Pure speculation. And based on speculation your outburst was worth a note. These guys make movies, and they still want to milk it, angle it or whatever. .and acctually they can..because of the ultimate spider-man universe. One can discuss the necessity for doing more spider-man movies at all..the franchise has been well over patriotic by Raimi, and well chewd by the rest..and you are correct. . one shouldnt equate intelligence/ignorance with knowing the time-line of super heros.. I stand corrected..but then again.. "Hate" and caps lock shouting over themm.. lol, i mean.. seriously? :)
  • TXSteadyEddie
    I am also sick of this PC crap the movies and Marvel is forcing down our throats. Heck, I didn't even want a black Nick Fury, why? Because Nick Fury wasn't black plain and simple. If this is the case then I want a white Black Panther. We have white South Africans right? I won't send a dime on this movie nor will I take my kids and no Blu-Ray purchases.
  • TXSteadyEddie
    I am also sick of this PC crap the movies and Marvel is forcing down our throats. Heck, I didn't even want a black Nick Fury, why? Because Nick Fury wasn't black plain and simple. If this is the case then I want a white Black Panther. We have white South Africans right? I won't send a dime on this movie nor will I take my kids and no Blu-Ray purchases. OK so if we get a black Spidey, is his costume going to be neon green and orange...oh the fanboys will Love It. Buy a box of tissue now fanboys
    • OGKhyamB
      easy TXSteadyEddie, they're not changing Spidey to a black guy just to be "PC", there already a Black/Hispanic Spidey in Marvel's Ultimate universe named Miles Morales (and he wears a black/red suit). Miles Morales' "Ultimate" Spider-man is a pretty damn good character with a well written story. The way SONY has overused Spidey is akin to flogging a dead horse and using Miles Morales is a great way to introduce Spidey but with a new twist. I do not agree with characters like Johnny Storm being changed to Black just for the sake of it, but when it works within the parameters of the story I'm all for it. The comic book characters we love spawned in a different time, when a multi-cultural America wasn't as diverse or prominent as it is today - times change and we have to move with the times. Miles Morales IS Spider-Man as much as Peter Parker (who is Jewish BTW) is.
      • dan
        good post - makes a lot of sense, now. I was never a big SM fan and didn't know about this story. thanks for the info.
      • VAharleywitch
        I didn't know PP was Jewish. Cool. Was it ever a facet/thread of story in the comics?
        • OGKhyamB
          I don't think PP's Judaism was ever really made a big deal of.
    • VAharleywitch
      Nick Fury couldn't have been white for most of his history, since when he was created the very idea of a Negro *leading* a group of people in defense of the USofA would have killed that comic quick - if it even saw the light of day. There's a reason there's a lot of love/fondness for Shaft, Falcon, & Luke Cage. Those were some of the first black superheros. As for Black Panther - much like Storm, he comes from an African country (however fictional). Unless you were a colony of a White Power, you don't have a high ratio of whites in African nations. Even Afrikaners had to eventually bow before the power of majority. As I & others stated elsewhere, sometimes race (or gender) is integral to the origins or personality of a character. Sometimes it's not, apart from *when* the character was first created/printed (as in Fury's case). I am glad that as characters age, or are re-booted, their race, gender or sexuality changes to reflect the current era & current readership. While comics & CMBs are escapism, it's also hard to identify or give two craps about someone or a group of someones who reflect very very little of yourself, other than (maybe) being part of the human race living on the third planet in the Sol system.
  • mooreworthy
    Where was all this PC sh*t when Tom Hardy played the Hispanic/Carribean Bane? (Crickets)
    • SalsaBandit
      white people can be hispanic einstein
      • Luis_from_Mexico
        But Einstein was german, not hispanic.
  • OfficialJab
    I'm not a fan of all this affirmative action and imaginary racism stuff, but for Spiderman I just can't bring myself to care. As long as it's a good actor and he's not going "daaaaaaaaamn" all the time I don't really care.
    • TheOct8pus
      ....or "hell, no!"
      • OfficialJab
        Whatchoo talkin bout?
        • TheOct8pus
          No you didn't!
  • MattPeloquin
    • DAVIDPD
      Yes. I was looking for this snippet.
  • Jim Dawkins
    Gee why not Mexican, Asian or Indian? Always has to be black with this bullcrap. Whats with black people today. Everything is a crutch affirmative action issue with them. It's getting old.
    • OfficialJab
      It's just not important to them - and I think this doesn't really matter to most black people either. I think it's just a white guilt thing and more cynically, maybe a publicity thing.
      • dan
        a "white guilt thing"????? WTF are you talking about?
        • OfficialJab
          When white people are more concerned with the apparent racism than the people supposedly being oppressed. Evident when something inconsequential comes along like who is playing Spiderman. White kids on Facebook or Reddit or something will make it into a big deal even if it's not.
        • txJM
          Do some Googling, dan. White guilt is a prominent issue.
          • dan
            did the googling - I have a counter question just to see what you think - how do you think "white guilt" compares to the millions of blacks being slaughtered/disfigured/tortured by other blacks all over the world - remember the Rwandan genoicide where close to MILLION tutsis were slaughtered by hutus in a 3 or 4 month period in mid 90s - you really think white guilt compares to that - or what is still going on today? no matter what color skin - there are no innocent people on this planet.
          • txJM
            That has nothing to do with the white guilt epidemic in America.
          • dan
            I did't say it did - I'm saying there are far worse issues in the world and "white guilt" is a joke. sorry I confused you - I should have been more direct.
          • txJM
            There will always be worse issues than what we discuss on the internet from our relative comfort zones.
      • EdmondDantes
        I'm sure for the studio's it is a publicity thing for sure. But for me as a fan, it's an opportunity to not to see the same shit that's been done for five movies now, while also opening up the casting to some actors from different races that I love to have a chance to play an iconic character.
        • OfficialJab
          Yeah it's fine with me too. To the point where I don't even consider this evidence that it won't be the same thing that's been done for five movies. If there's any kind of diversity I'm looking for, it's diversity in the brains behind the people creating it, not the colour of the person in the role. Therefore the news about Marvel producing is enormously bigger than this - which is at least slightly good news that more people can be competing for the role. Good news, but not world changing.
    • VAharleywitch
      I'm pretty sure there's been some Asian grumbling about Scarlett Johansson being cast in "Ghost in the Shell". I do recall there was a fair bit of outcry across the board about the white-casting in "The Last Airbender".
  • Tyrell Antonio
    the comment section makes me cringe lol
  • Jason Scarpelli
    This is as reliable as Latino Review trying too pass along reports.
    • wobbles9094
      except they tend to be right....
  • DAVIDPD
    I don't care if he is Black or White. Just no origin story. Kthnxbye~~!
  • Eggyweggs
    More PC piece of shit from Marvel. Black Captain America, Female Thor, what's next a gay, disabled, half Chinese, half Indian Iron Man?
  • Ty Webb
    I guess there needs to be a new Shaft movie played by a small Asian woman
    • OfficialJab
      So you're transphobic?
  • EdmondDantes
    I love when these announcements and rumours bring the racists out of the woodwork. We get to identify and avoid them, maybe even shame them a little if I want to be cheeky. Same thing happened when Idris Elba was announced as Heimdall in Thor. Pretty sure I didn't see the world end. Just so we are clear: DONALD GLOVER FOR SPIDER-MAN
    • dan
      so, it'd be ok to have jon hamm play martin luther king....right, Edmond? because to disagree would be reverse racism.
      • EdmondDantes
        Actually it wouldn't. The race of Spider-Man or a lot of super-heroes is unimportant, as their race is not integral to their stories. Also they happen to be fiction characters. Martin Luther King, as i'm sure you well know, is not fictional and his entire legacy is tied directly into his race. Your argument makes no sense i'm afraid.
        • Michael Smith
          So Luke Cage can be played by a white guy?
        • Duane
          Edmond.... don't. Just don't. You are way too insightful and intelligent to waste time on an age old unnecessary debate that breeds heinous ignorance. Let's just go to the movies... and enjoy the promise of a post racial utopian fandom.
          • EdmondDantes
            Ah Duane it's so hard not to haha, but you are correct sir. Thank you for showing me the light!
        • dan
          uh - then you just proved my point - that your initial comment is bogus - by your admission the color is unimportant of fictional characters - SO, if a person chooses to hate having a (traditionally white) character represented as black, that can NOT be racism - it's just a movie fans subjective opinion based on what they think would be best for the movie....remember - you said it - these aren't real characters and race is not integral to story. thanks for making your first comment about people being racist completely worthless.
    • txJM
      I love it when these announcements and rumors bring the people with white guilt out of the woodwork, golf clapping when one black actor succeeds while ignoring the widespread problem of petty crimes, homes without fathers, and poor standards of living.
      • EdmondDantes
        I'm not sure how to answer this. We are talking about the race of Spider-man not mattering. I'm not sure what topic you think we are on.
        • txJM
          To you, it does matter.
    • Michael Smith
      So you'd be OK with a white Storm or Luke Cage? Good to know.
      • VAharleywitch
        Storm, no - as her race is integral to the development of the character (being worshipped as a rain goddess by indigenous people). Luke Cage... I admit I don't know a lot about him, but unless his race is integral to his 'character', then no. Just as I had zero heartburn w/ Fury being cast as a black man. Hawkeye could have been black, for all that it's 'integral' to the character. As for "Avengers" setting up for Infinity War: Falcon will surely be involved, so the MCU isn't quite all-white. But it is a bit pale looking.
        • EdmondDantes
          Thank you VAharleywitch, you have given my exact answer. Integral is the key word here.
        • Michael Smith
          I get it, leave the black characters black, but change everyone else. No racism here. That might be OK, if like say the CB version of Captain America changes who the character is behind the mask (it is now Sam Wilson, who used to be Falcon) or Thor where a female became worthy of lifting his hammer, while Thor is unworthy, but still who he is. Spider-man has had other people who have been under the mask. So, if it wasn't Peter Parker, then it wouldn't matter. Let me say that having Peter Parker being white could arguably integral to his character. And, to play the devil's advocate, why are you bothered by the idea of character going from being black to white then from white to black? Seems you have some issues of your own. I find changing the skin color of character has more to do with gaining interest and easy controversy and nothing more. IOW, it is usually the domain of the creatively bankrupt. We certainly could use more fictional characters of different colors and sexes, but create new ones or change the person who is using the codename, not by doing it the lazy Hollywood style.
          • kevjohn
            You lack reading comprehension.
          • Michael Smith
            Pot calling kettle black.
          • VAharleywitch
            "And, to play the devil's advocate, why are you bothered by the idea of character going from being black to white then from white to black? Seems you have some issues of your own." Huh? from my post: "Just as I had zero heartburn w/ Fury being cast as a black man. Hawkeye could have been black, for all that it's 'integral' to the character." I have no problem w/ Fury -> black; Aquaman -> Hawaiian islander. For some characters, where they 'grew up' or where/how they were traumatized is integral to the character's personality &/or history, and thus race (&/or gender) plays a core part of it. I admit I don't know a lot about "Hell's Kitchen" but from what I do, Daredevil could have just as easily been black. Although the potential struggle to become a successful black lawyer may put a different spin. DD is one of my weaker known characters. For most comic-characters, even most fictional characters, it does not. I look forward to a black Bond in the near future. I look forward to a female or non white (or both!) Doctor Who. I'm glad Captain America reflect a large segment of America's population (and Wilson's background as an inner-city kid will color how he acts as Cap). I'm glad there's multiple GLB & even some T characters, cuz watching them fall in & out of love - or trying to score - ain't that different than their hetero counterparts. The days where it was straight white men creating, drawing, coloring, writing, printing and bankrolling comics is past. The days where it was only straight white men bankrolling, producing, writing & directing movies is coming to an end, slowly. The days where straight white males were the only ones who could admit they were reading comics or watching those movies or comic books, is long gone. I want to read & watch things that reflect my life, and the lives of my family, friends, and neighbors. That reflect my country, good or bad. I hope I live to see a day where one's race, religion or sexual orientation is not 'news'. It's simply "the hot new actor from New York" or "successful singer from Atlanta". Race, religion, orientation is a side note, merely a *part* of the person, versus their label (someday maybe the same will happen on gender, but I see that taking longer). I doubt it, but I'm encouraged by the younger generation for whom 'differences' like that are not a real concern.
          • ColtNoir
            you clearly don't know that being white isn't "integral" to anything. (sarcasm here, btw). never mind the fact that, especially when Peter Parker was created, he was your typical nerd that is constantly bullied for being so and was used as something that those kids could relate to - which was mostly common amongst white kids in highschool - for the most part there's far more nerdy white kids than black kids, but that doesn't mean there isn't black kids who could relate to it. but let's not let any of that play in to the decision here. because that just isn't important to the people who simply can't wait to throw the "you're racist" card around.
          • ColtNoir
            having said that: I'm all for having this Spidey be the Miles Morales version ONLY if Donald Glover plays him. I'd prefer that, but if it isn't him playing the character, I'd rather it just be Peter Parker.
          • Miles Morales
            You'd have a 33 year old play a 9th grader lmao? What about 4 movies in and like 10 years later? You'd need massive time skips to make the movie make sense on why he looks so old
          • ColtNoir
            Yes...because we all know these movies have stayed true to the comics every way possible, right? Obviously you make the character an older version for the films. That's not too hard to understand.
    • Ridgecity
      please not that hipster.
  • TheOct8pus
    Who cares? He wears a full face mask the whole time! He might as well be a Martian.
  • Eggyweggs
    The fact that Marvel are recasting Spider-Man as a black kid solely based on the colour of his skin is a racist act in itself. It's discriminating against white people and insulting to black people. The whole thing stinks.
  • Angry Lester
    I'm black and I'm saying this shit's goin too far!
    • R3last
      sure you are
      • wobbles9094
        what's wrong? You the overseer sent to fetch him back to the plantation because he's thinking for himself?
      • BigJohnson
        buuuuuuuurrrrrnn!!!!!
  • wobbles9094
    I love how a bunch of (almost exclusively white) executives come up with stuff like this to assuage their white guilt(or the perception of it. I doubt they really care) and capitalize on an imaginary black fan base at the same time. They don't care about the race, they care about making money and they think all they have to do is put a "twist" on it by changing a character's race to black and it will somehow instantly equal some kind of surge among the "urban" (that's the nice executive type racist way of saying "ghetto black folks") demographic and they'll find some untapped financial gain. Frankly, stuff like this is just insulting to everyone involved.
    • BigJohnson
      What an idiot
  • jonnyb61
    im sorry. but this is complete bullshit. Miles Morales just got made like what 2 years ago come on. enough with the diversity lol. cant we just stick to the source material? even if it was written when things were different?
  • seandlax9
    Calling BS, Marvel/Sony have already flat out stated that 1) It WILL be Peter Parker, 2) That it will be HS age Peter (Glover is too old for the part), and 3) Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman are the stated frontrunners to play Peter.
  • Ridgecity
    Whoever they choose has got to be pretty young so they can release a ton of movies with Marvel.Spiderman in Disney's hands could be the new Harry Potter.

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