Marvel to Choose Between Peter Parker and Miles Morales as Spider-Man Alter-Ego in its Cinematic Universe!

Based on the five recent movies of Spider-Man, six if the 1977 film is counted, the alter-ego of the web-slinging superhero has always been Peter Parker.

Tobey Maguire played the role of Peter Parker in the three “Spider-Man” movies shown from 2002 to 2007 before Andrew Garfield took over the role when Sony rebooted the franchise and appeared in two “The Amazing Spider-Man” films released in 2012 and 2014. Nicholas Hammond also played Peter Parker in the 1977 Spider-Man film.

With the formal entry of Spider-Man into the Marvel cinematic universe following the groundbreaking deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios last month, the creative people at Marvel are left with a major character quandary as to who will be the alter ego of Spider-Man.

Marvel is still not sure whether to continue with the Spider-Man alter ego Peter Parker or go with Miles Morales

Miles Morales is the new alter-ego of Spider-Man in its comic books following the death of Peter Parker. The character first appeared in “Ultimate Fallout #4” published in 2011.

And unlike Peter Parker who is a Caucasian, Miles Morales is of Black Hispanic descent and the creative people at Marvel Comics actually drew inspiration from both US President Barrack Obama and American actor Donald Glover to define the features of the new Spider-Man alter-ego.

Initial frontrunners for the role

Immediately following the announcement of the deal between Marvel and Sony Pictures, reports came out that Dylan O’ Brien of “The Maze Runner” and Logan Lerman of “Fury” were the initial frontrunners to land the Peter Parker role.

Sony was evidently looking to cast a younger actor than either Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield to take on the iconic spandex suit of Spider-Man, reports Cinema Blend.

Latest reports indicate that Freddie Highmore of “Bates Motel” TV series is also auditioning for the role of Peter Parker and Spider-Man in the next iteration of the wall-crawling Marvel superhero.

In a recent interview, Highmore said that his advantage is the fact that he plays Norman Bates in the “Bates Motel” TV series and he sees a lot of similarities between Norman and Peter Parker so he could easily adapt to the role.

He also said that it would really be fantastic if he is considered and given the opportunity to play the role. Highmore added that Peter Parker is the kind of guy at school who is not part of the cool group but his extreme intelligence and his being Spider-Man gave him the confidence to face the challenges of life.

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O’Brien, Lerman and Highmore are all Caucasians, and if it is true that Marvel is looking on the possibility of having Miles Morales as the alter-ego of Spider-Man in the iteration of the web-slinging superhero in the Marvel cinematic university, then the three of them are off the races for sure.

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