Spider-Man is arguably Marvel’s most prominent and recognized character in the comic world. Before I ever knew about Batman or Superman or Wonder Woman, etc, I knew who Spider Man was through this cartoon I used to watch all of the time as a child. It used to be one of my favorite pastimes as I watched Peter Parker fighting bad guys like the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus (he’s my favorite Spider-Man villain) and saving his girlfriend, Mary Jane, from the vile clutches of the villains. Since then, however, I haven’t really been a huge Spider-Man fan simply because the movies weren’t that great. I wasn’t old enough to watch the first major Spider-Man movies starring Toby Macguire. I saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield at a movie theaters. Didn’t like it. It took until 2016’s Captain America: Civil War to make me a Spider-Man fan again as Tom Holland’s perfect rendition of the character was brought to life. Since then I have become super interested in the teenage superhero again and now, with Sony providing us a look at another Spider-Man phenom who goes by the name of Miles Morales, I was super interested in seeing the trailer for this new movie. Here it is.
First off, I LOVE this animation. When I heard Sony was making another Spider-Man movie I didn’t know whether to be excited or confused. Wasn’t there already a story involving Spider-Man being told through the MCU? After seeing this trailer I am now beyond intrigued about this film for several reasons. One, like I said before, is because of the animation. When I think of an animated film I usually imagine something on par with Pixar’s design of animated movies or something a little more cartoony like Scooby-Doo but the animation for this film is 100% rad. It feels like the movie is catering to adults and children at the same time, for the animation feels like something I could see on Adult Swim, and yet the content of the film is of course very family friendly.
Secondly, I love that it’s focusing on a hero of color. Hollywood is trying its best to make movies more inclusive for all races, genders, and sexualities and this movie proves that progressive step forward as this film introduces us to a character who has already become a fan favorite through the comic books, Miles Morales; a black Latino Spider-Man. Um…awesome.
Third, I love seeing the original Spider-Man basically acting as a mentor to Miles Morales as well. And who doesn’t love seeing the female Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy, make an appearance in this trailer as well? This film is bringing all of these Spider-Heroes together and that’s so exciting in its own special way.
And I just love good trailers and this trailer was pretty entertaining, to say the least. I might not see it in the actual movie theaters later on this December but I’m definitely excited to look at it one day in the future. Who knows? Maybe this movie will be setting up a surprise debut from Miles Morales in the MCU within the next few years or so, especially that Kevin Feige has already announced in a recent interview that he’s looking to include more female directors and diversity in this next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Miles Morales definitely sounds like someone that should make an appearance in the MCU one way or another…eventually. 🙂
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