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When it comes to fictional characters, like Spider-Man for instance, there are certain characteristics we've grown accustomed to. A lot of the time, during casting, we look for those same traits to be fulfilled by whoever we get as our star.

Well, what if I were to tell you that there are actual mandates agreed to between Sony and Marvel that dictate who we get as our Spider-Man in the feature film franchise.

You may remember the Sony hack from a few months ago. Within that hack came interesting details surrounding agreed-upon Spider-Man character traits. Check out what the terms are below.

And here are the Peter Parker traits...

Very specific.

Donald Glover voiced Miles Morales.
Donald Glover voiced Miles Morales.

This isn't to say that they aren't interested in venturing away from a straight, white, male version of Spider-Man. In an animated version, Donald Glover voiced the black-latino Miles Morales, and there was also a lot of fan support for Glover to play Spider-Man on the big screen.

However, when it comes down to it, it would still take a re-negotiation to switch that up. I myself don't really have a problem with the fact that they are keeping Peter Parker the same with the new movies; I just think it's a little strange that it's down in writing.

We'll see what happens. I won't hold my breath, but I do think Donald Glover as Miles Morales on the big screen is something I badly want to see. Or, similarly, I think a gay Spider-Man would be very groundbreaking and awesome.

(Via: gawker)


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