I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MOVIE!!!
First off it’s being written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who in another world were the duo that were actually writing and directing the new Marvel Spider-Man movie. Secondly, it’s finally a movie about someone OTHER THAN PETER PARKER, WHO HONESTLY, I COULD GIVE A S*** ABOUT NOW.
It’s being reported that recent Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”, “Battle Angel: Altia”) and Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”) have both joined the cast of the Sony’s upcoming untitled Animated Spider-Man film, which will focus on the origin of Miles Morales.
Tyree Henry will play Jefferson Davis, the father of Miles Morales who will be voiced by Shamiek Moore (“The Get Down”, “Dope”), and Mahershala Ali will voice Aaron Davis, who is Miles’s Uncle, that also moonlights under the identity of The Prowler.
It looks like they are very much setting to tell the origin story of Miles Morales, I actually wish this was the Spider-Man film we were getting instead of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but nevertheless, I’m glad this is a story is being told. Representation of the underrepresented is something I will always champion, plus it’s a fresh take on an old tale.
The Untitled Animated Spider-Man movie is due in theaters on December 14, 2018.