When will Peter Parker meet Miles Morales in the MCU?
While addressing Holland’s future as the Wall Crawler in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man franchise producer Amy Pascal addressed when Marvel fans can expect to see a live-action Miles Morales enter the MCU. While Pascal made clear that Holland’s Peter Parker and Morales, currently voiced by actor Shameik Moore in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated franchise, are of “completely separate worlds,” a potential crossover of Spider-Men is an option on the table. “You never know,” Pascal teased.
She continued, “I would never say no to anything. But we have a lot of movies to make about Miles and a lot of movies to make about Peter. I am a movie producer. I want to keep going with this franchise with Tom.”
The existence of a live-action Miles Morales was first hinted at in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, when Peter received help from Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) on the location of a Chitauri arms deal so he can prevent harm coming to his nephew. In the comics, Davis goes by the anti-hero identity “The Prowler” and is established as the uncle of Miles. Additionally, Miles was teased in the multiverse-themed Spider-Man: No Way Home in 2021 when Electro (Jamie Foxx) confuses the Amazing Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) for being Black. The supervillain concludes by stating, “There’s gotta be a Black Spider-Man out there somewhere.”
Initially, Holland was set to cameo in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as an easter egg for the fans that never materialized. The actor recently revealed that of all the Spider-Man movies ever made, Into the Spider-Verse was by far his favorite. “I think the first Spider-Verse movie is the best Spider-Man movie that’s ever been made,” Holland said during the premiere of his Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room. “I’m so proud of everyone involved. Amy Pascal is like my mom. I was supposed to go with her as her date, I couldn’t go because I’m here working. But I’m incredibly proud of them, I’m excited for the second one. I’m sure it will live up to every expectation, and I can’t wait to see it.”
Though Holland is expected to return as the Wall Crawler in Spider-Man 4, the actor expressed the feeling of making the next installment his swan song from the franchise. As Spider-Man 4’s development is currently on pause due to the writer’s strike, the Spider-Verse sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now playing in theaters.