Sony's Planned Animated 'Spider-Man' Film From '21 Jump Street' Directors May Focus On Miles Morales

Following the debut of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War this month, Tom Holland's new rendition of the character has been getting a lot of attention from both fan and regular movie goers. Excitement over the character's upcoming solo film has also been subject of a lot of talk, including recent casting additions. Yet many may have forgotten that Spider-Man: Homecoming will not be the only new Spider-Man film hitting theaters in the next few years, as Sony also has an animated movie based on the character in the works. While we haven't heard much about the film aside from who will be directing, we may now know who the story will focus on. 

The rumor comes courtesy of Heroic Hollywood's Umberto Gonzalez aka El Mayimbe, whose track record hit or miss. Having said that, Gonzalez suggests that film will not be focusing on Peter Parker and will instead focus on the second character to take up the Spidey mantle; Miles Morales. The rumor certainly makes sense considering how the planned animated film is hitting in 2018, just one year after audiences will have seen Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Having the animated film focus on Morales will make things less confusing for audiences, and will also give attention to a character who may not otherwise make it to the big screen.
Gonzalez also used a quote from Sony Pictures chairman Tony Rothman who just last year said: “The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.” As I stated above, using Miles Morales and his story as the focal point of the animated film would be an easy way to keep the story being told here and the story being told in Tom Holland's new MCU Spider-Man series completely separate from each other. This will also likely mean that Peter Parker won't be making an appearance in the animated film, but it's still a possibility. In the comics Morales takes up the mantle after Peter Parker's death, but the film will likely take a different route and may or may not even acknowledge Parker's existence. 
Personally the idea of focusing the film on Miles Morales makes perfect sense to me, and it's a great fit for Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) considering the youth of the character. Morales doesn't have nearly as much history and storylines to his name, so the directors will certainly have more of an area of freedom to work with. This would also be a smart move on Sony's part by satisfying the amount of fans who have been wanting to see Morales on the big screen as Spider-Man, but ultimately got yet another Peter Parker. As for who should voice the character, I'd love to see Donald Glover (The Martian) reprise his role as Morales in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.
So what do you think of the idea of an animated movie focusing on Miles Morales? Would you rather see it focus on Peter Parker? Let us know below!