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Ask Andrew Garfield about Spider-Man related issues, and he tends to have an answer - even when it comes to the superhero's resemblance to Jesus. As a result, it should come as no surprise that the actor would have a response ready prepared for the question of whether a certain Miles Morales would come into the movie Spider-Man's life.

Morales is (SPOILER alert) a young man who takes up the Spider-Man mantle in the Ultimate Marvel continuity. He has been the subject of some controversy over the years - both for having an African American father and Latina mother, and for replacing Peter Parker in the iconic suit after he his killed.

It's as massive a downer as you'd expect.
It's as massive a downer as you'd expect.

Andrew Garfield is usually pretty comfortable with controversy, but when asked about whether we would be seeing an Ultimate Spider-Man movie featuring Morales, his response was more reflective:

"I have given that thought...Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character's comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It's something I'm really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don't have an answer, but I think it's actually a really important move. I think it's a really beautiful and important move."

He also discussed the nature of his role as Peter Parker - and the time limit that is built into that:

[These movies] take a lot of time and energy and passion and love -- which I give as freely as I possibly can, and as wholly as I possibly can. I know that all I want to make sure of is that this is a complete set. I don't want it to be things like -- I want it to feel like a circle. I want the two ends to join, somehow. I don't know what that means, yet. I don't know what that means in terms of the quantity of Spider-Man movies I do. But I know that I don't particularly want to be a 40-year-old Spider-Man...I do know that time is fleeting.

All of which makes it sound as though the nature of his transition out of the Spider-Universe is very much at the forefront of Garfield's mind - and that a switch from Peter Parker to Mile Morales isn't being written off, at least by him.

What do you guys think? Will we be seeing Miles Morales as The Amazing Spider-Man anytime soon? Let me know below!


Will we be seeing Miles Morales don the Spider-Suit on screen any time soon?



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