Many months ago, Spider-Man writer Dan Slott put up a tweet that was quickly deleted. Many assumed said tweet was meant to be a direct message to his artist Ryan Stegman. In this tweet he mentioned “Miguel” which many assumed meant Miguel O’Hara, the Spider-Man of 2099, and this lead fans to speculate that The Superior Spider-Man would be Miguel. Slott revealed to MTV that what he did was an intentional prank.
“I wish to apologize, I did a horrible prank, and that prank was I put a tweet up online on midnight on a Saturday and made it look like it was a direct message to my artist Ryan Stegman that hinted that a character ‘Miguel’ might be the new Superior Spider-Man. I am very sorry, it was a prank, it was a trick. And all these poor fans of Spider-man 2099 were so certain that Spider-Man 2099 was going to be the Superior Spider-Man.’
‘This is not a trick, this is not a prank: You will see Miguel O’Hara in Superior Spider-Man”
Slott is a known trickster, so it remains to be seen if Miguel will actually show up in the series or if it will simply be a background image of Spider-Man 2099, which is not entirely out of the cards. What do you think? Are you excited for the return of Miguel O’Hara?
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