ByAllen Cunningham (EpicKnight), writer at

Do we want Spider-man to be in the [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409) movie? Wha-What? Did you just say yes? This is going to be a tougher sell then I initially though... Let me rephrase my question... Do we want Peter Parker to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? You should really stop saying yes to these questions... Okay, I will admit that Spider-man is a much beloved perhaps the most popular of all superheroes. Which makes bringing this iconic web slinger back to Marvel such a huge deal, and yes they should start using their newly reattained rights right away. Yes, go for it! Put Spider-man back into the arms of the people through the events of Captain America: Civil War but I propose a change to the historic plot. I can here everyone grumbling already, "Why change it?!" And my answer is simple, to allow Marvel room and growth with future Spider-man movies...

1) We have all seen the origin story of Spider-man on the big screen already, weather it was the 2002 or the 2012 version. And the moment Sony obtained the rights of Spider-man back we all shouted with happiness and also warned them we don't want to see another origin movie. Problem is, he has to have his start from somewhere and Marvel wants to explore his high school day's once again.

2) Next there is the huge debate of who should play this new Spider-man. I'm sure there are tons of Facebook pages started up petitioning for Andrew Garfield to remain or Tobey Maguire to reprise. But each half are at war with one another so even if they did reprise their role then half of Marvel's audience will refuse to see it.

3) Sony already had plans with Andrew Garfield and we don't know the full extent of the deal. Currently what is known is that Marvel gets him for one film and after that they'll see where things stand. As far as we know Sinister Six, Venom, and [The Amazing Spider-Man 3](movie:671279) are still in development.

Ah, I see you're curiosity of my proposed historic plot change since you've made it this far. To start things off, Andrew Garfield could easily reprise his role since he is what teens have grown up with now and recognize as the iconic Spider-man. But wait! He won't be around for very long. As far as his continuity in the MCU and where he was during the Chitari invasion, it all took place after the Avengers. It wouldn't be the first time that we've gotten a Marvel movie out of place on the timeline (Captain America). Now let me start with my version of the new Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mile Morales.

It's story time!!! At the start of the Civil War movie there have been numerous superheroes crop up since the Avengers, this can all be handled through flashes and newspaper clippings while Captain America talks of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s destruction and how many heroes are now out in the open fighting crime, including Garfield's Spider-man. Skipping further into the movie when Spider-man has been approached and agrees to reveal his identity, he approaches the stand and begins to take off his mask, a very different mask than the one everyone knows. Everyone is surprised by who it is, a young man that's barely a teenager. He then begins to speak,

"My name, is Miles. I am a son, a student, and..." looks over at Tony Stark, "A hero. I did not ask to be a hero. But these people inspired me to help those in need. Without them, I don't know who I'd be today."

Tony Stark pats him on the back and tell's him he did great. And the movie continues. In the end credits of Civil War or the Panther movie we get a sneak peek at the next Spider-man movie that's based on Miles. It'll take a step back just before the Civil War. Starting off with Mile's origin story and how he witnessed Spider-man's death, aka the end of Garfield's spider, and how Miles took up his mantle. We would finally see some really interesting characters as well immediately, like Spider-woman, and would still get Nick Fury handing Miles his new costume after discovering it's not Peter Parker.

That is just me spit balling some ideas. It would allow Sony to continue making their planned movies so long as [Marvel](channel:932254) approves and it leads into the Spider-man that Marvel would have full ability to sculpt and play with in the area that they want to. As always, let me know what you guys think in the comments section below about having Miles Morales being the face of the MCU Spider-man! Also check out our team's YouTube channel where every Saturday we host a new episode of Nerdgasm; a weekly recap of movie, comic, video game, and other news! Just click HERE to check it out, and if you could hit the subscribe button. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!


Peter Parker or Miles Morales?


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