MILES AHEAD

Total Film - - Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse -

For the first time on the big screen, Peter Parker is not the main char­ac­ter in a Spi­der-Man movie. In­stead, Miles Mo­rales – a Brook­lyn-born teen of Puerto Ri­can and African-Amer­i­can de­scent – will be king of the swingers. Cre­ated by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli in 2011, Mo­rales is a fan-favourite with a level of pop­u­lar­ity that be­lies his rel­a­tively brief ex­is­tence. “It’s a sit­u­a­tion where be­cause it’s so iconic, you want to do it jus­tice,” says Shameik Moore (Dope), Mo­rales’ soft-spo­ken voice ac­tor. The dif­fer­ences be­tween Miles and Peter are myr­iad – in­clud­ing a slightly dif­fer­ent set of pow­ers and un­cles with dif­fer­ing states of mor­tal­ity. As Moore puts it: “Although they got these pow­ers the same way, by a spi­der bite, Peter was ex­cited. Miles is more like, ‘I don’t want this. This is too much re­spon­si­bil­ity. I just want to go to reg­u­lar school. And now I’ve got pow­ers? What is this?!’”

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