The comic book industry wasn’t always exactly known for its “diversity”, but it has taken major steps to correct that. From hiring people of color to write stories starring people of color, to re-imagining iconic characters within the confines of race and gender (see: Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, Jane Foster as Thor), the award for the most popular re-imagining of a character goes to Miles Morales as Spider-Man. When Donald Glover was cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, many thought that Marvel may have shoehorned the beloved character into the film. However, that wasn’t the case. But we may have received something even better: an actual movie starring a non-White Spider-Man. Starring Shameik Moore as the voice of Spider-Man, Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse posits a world where there is more than one web-slinging crime-fighter.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14th, 2018.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.