As most of you may already know by this point, It was announced yesterday that Sony and Marvel Studios have reached an agreement allowing our favorite web-slinger to join the MCU. But who will be the man behind the mask this time around? Will we continue to see Peter Parker struggle to find his place amongst Earth's mightiest heroes, or will we be seeing the 13-year-old Miles Morales take up the mantle?
Peter Parker would be the most likely direction that Marvel and Sony will go in. He is already a highly established character in the comics with many different story arcs and a large rouges gallery to choose from. There is still plenty of source material that co-producers Kevin Feige (Marvel) and Amy Pascal (Sony) can choose from without re-telling the same failed stories from the past, including a re-telling of his origins. However, because of these attempts to bring Peter Parker as Spidey to the big screen did not always sit well with fans (especially Spider-Man 3 forward), Feige and Pascal may decide to not go this route at all (Also due to the rumor that Andrew Garfield is out of any future Spider-Man movies).
This is why it may be a good idea for a fresh start and bring in Miles Morales. For those of you who may not know (spoilers ahead) Miles took up the mantle of Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker. He has faced his own trial and tribulations, and has made a name for himself in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. The only downside to this is that film makers would have to make some major changes to the character. In the comics he is very young. He has to try to juggle all aspects of adolescent life, while trying to become the hero he is destined to be. This would not work on the big screen. Whereas it may draw in a younger audience, it would tend to shun away some of the older viewers who may see it as a film for children. Instead the studios would have to make him older (at least 4-5 years), and would also have to show another origin story. That would make three origin stories for those of us keeping count.
Either way, there are pros and cons to using either Parker or Morales to make a decent Spider-Man movie. I'm sure that over the next few months more details will be revealed about who we can expect on the big screen as part of the MCU.