Marvel's New Spider-Man Won't Be Peter Parker; 'Captain America: Civil War' Debut? [Rumors]
The new Spider-Man swinging into the Marvel Cinematic Universe likely won't be Peter Parker, as The Wrap's Jeff Sneider is reporting that the character isn't going to be white.
"Spider-Man is going to be most likely black," Sneider said at the Meet the Movie Press podcast. "But there is a chance he could also be Latino. 95% sure not white."
The other co-host, Schmoes Know's Mark Reilly, added that this suggests Marvel and Sony are looking at Miles Morales.
"I really feel strongly — Sony has an opportunity to beat Marvel and DC to the punch with sort of a major black comic book movie character. Like I mentioned last week, the e-mails that leaked were perceived to be racist in some quarters. I really think that is going to play into things."
You can listen to Sneider's comments in the video below (at the 44:30 mark):
Spider-Man is expected to make his MCU debut in "Captain America: Civil War."
"Cap 3" certainly makes the most sense for a Spider-Man debut considering the character's integral role in the "Civil War" storyline.
For those who are unfamiliar, in "Civil War," Captain America and Tony Stark go head-to-head as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which required a person with superpowers to to register their identity with the government or risk being imprisoned and having their powers taken away. Spider-Man is initially caught in the middle between Cap, who doesn't support the act, and Stark, who does.
The internal battle between the heroes is expected to carry over into the following "Avengers: Infinity War" films — another Marvel project in which Spidey is expected to be featured in a major role.
Spider-Man will also headline a new standalone Spidey film in 2017. It is not clear if Sony's "Sinister Six" spinoff is still a priority in the new plans for the Spider-Man franchise.
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