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Rumor: The next Spider-Man will not be white

02.23.2015

When Sony and Marvel came to a deal about the use of Spider-Man, a big part of that deal was getting rid of Andrew Garfield. Nothing against the guy, but Marvel wanted to give a (yet another) fresh start for everyone's favorite webhead. We've heard some casting rumors already in regards to Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman possibly picking up where Maguire and Garfield left off, but this latest rumor tosses those casting choices out the window. Jeff Sneider of The Wrap recently jumped on Meet the Movie Press to discuss all things film-related and when the topic of a new Spider-Man came up, he had some interesting insight to share.

Jeff Sneider on the new Spider-Man:

Listen, this is not set in stone guys, but I’m telling you right now, Spider-Man’s not gonna be white. Spider-Man is not going to be white. I am 95% sure. Spider-Man’s gonna be, most likely, black. But there’s a chance he could also be Latino. 95% sure, not white. I don’t think it’s going to be Peter Parker. I really feel strongly. Sony has an opportunity to beat Marvel and DC to the punch with sort of a major black comic book character.

Sneider didn't go into any more detail than that, so whether this will be a completely different take on Peter Parker or some straight-up Miles Morales, who knows?!? This does, however, fall in line with Marvel and DC's push to have their heroes portrayed by not just white males. Furthermore, this would also help to separate this Spidey from the two we've seen before. Nothing is set in stone yet, but I imagine Marvel wants to get an actor locked down soon for Spider-Man's role in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.

Sony's next Spider-Man film is scheduled to land in theaters on July 28, 2017.

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8:48PM on 02/26/2015

Keep peter white

I am a black man and I want Peter Parker to be white. I grew up with him and to change his race feels like a handout. I would not want a black character turned white for the sake of Pc. I am pumped for black panther and luke cage. How about spidey and panther team up lethal weapon style to take down kraven that would be hot.
I am a black man and I want Peter Parker to be white. I grew up with him and to change his race feels like a handout. I would not want a black character turned white for the sake of Pc. I am pumped for black panther and luke cage. How about spidey and panther team up lethal weapon style to take down kraven that would be hot.
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10:00PM on 02/25/2015

Not a rumor: Me staying home.

I am SO sick of this PC bullshit. Yes, I know Ultimate Spider-Man is now Miles Morales, and that is exactly the kind of PC bullshit I am sick of. Let's cast Nathan Fillion as John Stewart and watch the proverbial shit hit the fan.
I am SO sick of this PC bullshit. Yes, I know Ultimate Spider-Man is now Miles Morales, and that is exactly the kind of PC bullshit I am sick of. Let's cast Nathan Fillion as John Stewart and watch the proverbial shit hit the fan.
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2:04PM on 02/25/2015

LET'S BE CLEAR

I want my Black Panther black, my Peter Parker white, my Sangoku Asian and my Thunderbird Native American (or Arabian, depending of the version)... Is that REALLY THAT complicated ?
I want my Black Panther black, my Peter Parker white, my Sangoku Asian and my Thunderbird Native American (or Arabian, depending of the version)... Is that REALLY THAT complicated ?
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8:20AM on 02/25/2015

yea, dat's good...

why dun u just make spiderman a transvestite? & then make iron man a gay, then wolverine a mutated dog? not to forget black widow a guy who hav the habit to wear a bra...
why dun u just make spiderman a transvestite? & then make iron man a gay, then wolverine a mutated dog? not to forget black widow a guy who hav the habit to wear a bra...
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5:08AM on 02/25/2015
Not going to happen.
Not going to happen.
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6:22PM on 02/24/2015
The only question that needs to be asked, is, will the next spider man be GOOD.
The only question that needs to be asked, is, will the next spider man be GOOD.
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3:45PM on 02/24/2015

Spider-Man

I'll put it simply. Steve Rogers is Captain America. Tony Stark is Ironman, Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Just stick with the formula that is the core focus of Marvel's comics and movies, keeping side or secondary story-lines (or alternate universes) for the comics - or stand-alone films.
I'll put it simply. Steve Rogers is Captain America. Tony Stark is Ironman, Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Just stick with the formula that is the core focus of Marvel's comics and movies, keeping side or secondary story-lines (or alternate universes) for the comics - or stand-alone films.
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3:43PM on 02/24/2015

Totally fine with this if....

They make black panthor a white guy! Or recast falcon as a latina! Or recast storm as an Asian little person. If it's cool to recast white characters then it NEEDS to be cool to recast all characters of all ethnicities. Why should whites only be recast? The in your face racism to think that black people can't like white characters is astounding! The fact that Hollywood is doing this type of racist garbage and doesn't get called on it is equally astounding.
They make black panthor a white guy! Or recast falcon as a latina! Or recast storm as an Asian little person. If it's cool to recast white characters then it NEEDS to be cool to recast all characters of all ethnicities. Why should whites only be recast? The in your face racism to think that black people can't like white characters is astounding! The fact that Hollywood is doing this type of racist garbage and doesn't get called on it is equally astounding.
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8:28PM on 03/16/2015
The fact that you think Black Panther has the same transparent background as Peter Parker shows how little most people even know about these characters histories yet you still cry about skin color.
The fact that you think Black Panther has the same transparent background as Peter Parker shows how little most people even know about these characters histories yet you still cry about skin color.
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3:32PM on 02/24/2015

Spider-Man

I'll put it simply. Steve Rogers is Captain America. Tony Stark is Ironman, Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Just stick with the formula that is the core focus of Marvel's comics and movies, keeping side or secondary story-lines (or alternate universes) for the comics - or stand-alone films.
I'll put it simply. Steve Rogers is Captain America. Tony Stark is Ironman, Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Just stick with the formula that is the core focus of Marvel's comics and movies, keeping side or secondary story-lines (or alternate universes) for the comics - or stand-alone films.
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2:09PM on 02/24/2015

Peter Parker is in Civil War...he's white...nuff said.

I've also heard that Blank Panther is now being played by an Asian guy...makes a lot of sense! But seriously we did see Marvel make the change with Nick Fury and it worked out with very little push back from the fans because he's not really an iconic hero. But Spider-Man is...stick with the source material when dealing with comic icons and you'll be golden. If not the fans will chime in with distaste.
I've also heard that Blank Panther is now being played by an Asian guy...makes a lot of sense! But seriously we did see Marvel make the change with Nick Fury and it worked out with very little push back from the fans because he's not really an iconic hero. But Spider-Man is...stick with the source material when dealing with comic icons and you'll be golden. If not the fans will chime in with distaste.
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12:49PM on 02/24/2015

Funny

Just showed my wee bro this website. He asked is it a comic book movie site, that's how far this site has fallen. Just full of racist marvel fan boys complaining about all things comic book related when they are clueless.

It's now a comedy site.
Just showed my wee bro this website. He asked is it a comic book movie site, that's how far this site has fallen. Just full of racist marvel fan boys complaining about all things comic book related when they are clueless.

It's now a comedy site.
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1:52PM on 02/24/2015
*sigh*, another one... Why don't you go start your own website then if you're unhappy with people having a different opinion than yours? While I haven't read every single comments, I've read most and then skimmed through the rest, and I haven't read one single racist comment. I've read a lot of comments where people are against a black actor playing Spider-Man, but none were racist. Please explain to me, or us I should say, why we are racist for not liking the idea, or being against the idea,
*sigh*, another one... Why don't you go start your own website then if you're unhappy with people having a different opinion than yours? While I haven't read every single comments, I've read most and then skimmed through the rest, and I haven't read one single racist comment. I've read a lot of comments where people are against a black actor playing Spider-Man, but none were racist. Please explain to me, or us I should say, why we are racist for not liking the idea, or being against the idea, of a black actor playing Spider-Man? Go, please, explain.
3:21PM on 02/24/2015
Wow you really have missed the point here haven't you - go fuck off and read others sites rather than labelling us all racist you tit
Wow you really have missed the point here haven't you - go fuck off and read others sites rather than labelling us all racist you tit
4:56PM on 02/24/2015
Racist and angry
Racist and angry
5:21PM on 02/24/2015
Wow you are such a dick, you really really are. I feel sorry for how utterly stupid you are. The more comments I see that endorse everyones view around this the more I realise you'd do us all a favour and fuck off - as you say you hate the site anyway so save us all from your stupidity and take your 'wee' brother and do one
Wow you are such a dick, you really really are. I feel sorry for how utterly stupid you are. The more comments I see that endorse everyones view around this the more I realise you'd do us all a favour and fuck off - as you say you hate the site anyway so save us all from your stupidity and take your 'wee' brother and do one
10:16PM on 02/24/2015
Shut the fuck up bitch.
Shut the fuck up bitch.
1:26AM on 02/25/2015
Lmao! How simple minded can someone get? You clearly do not understand what racism is. Here's a news flash for you: People who shout racism when there isn't any fuel the problem by CONTINUALLY MAKING IT THE ISSUE. Congratulations moron. Your blind self righteousness contributes to the problem.

Furthermore, you seem to enjoy tossing the word racism around as your personal sling shot to annoy people and be inflammatory. Its not the first time I've read you doing it. Its a serious issue
Lmao! How simple minded can someone get? You clearly do not understand what racism is. Here's a news flash for you: People who shout racism when there isn't any fuel the problem by CONTINUALLY MAKING IT THE ISSUE. Congratulations moron. Your blind self righteousness contributes to the problem.

Furthermore, you seem to enjoy tossing the word racism around as your personal sling shot to annoy people and be inflammatory. Its not the first time I've read you doing it. Its a serious issue and you use it too lightly, I'm presuming because it gives your ego a good boost. Given the content of the forum below and the clear explanations people have given, I'm sure most people don't appreciate it (despite the bullshit repeat voting to tip the scales below).

Beneath is your slot to insert your rambling bullshit, personal issues reasoning as to why we are racist. Knock yourself out. I won't be reading it.
2:43AM on 02/25/2015
It's not full of racists. You're here so there's at least one half-wit as well.
It's not full of racists. You're here so there's at least one half-wit as well.
7:40AM on 02/25/2015
racist, angry and little whiney bitches.
racist, angry and little whiney bitches.
7:40AM on 02/25/2015
racist, angry and little whiney bitches.
racist, angry and little whiney bitches.
7:53AM on 02/25/2015
Nice double post bell end - what happened did your brothers spunk make the enter button stick
Nice double post bell end - what happened did your brothers spunk make the enter button stick
10:55AM on 02/25/2015
It was our moms blood after i made her asshole bleed.
It was our moms blood after i made her asshole bleed.
1:11PM on 02/25/2015
Lmfao! Nice typo dude:

"It was our moms blood after i made her asshole bleed."
Lmfao! Nice typo dude:

"It was our moms blood after i made her asshole bleed."
10:05PM on 02/25/2015
LOL! That is the best typo I have ever seen in my life! And it couldn't have happened to a better troll.
LOL! That is the best typo I have ever seen in my life! And it couldn't have happened to a better troll.
11:26AM on 02/24/2015

Raimi

Ever get the sneak feeling this is exactly the same "executive decision" meddling that made Sam Raimi say "Fuck it and FUCK YOU I'm OUT" after two great films?

"It's a movie that just didn't work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn't really believe in all the characters, and so that can't be hidden from people who loved Spider-Man. If the director doesn't love something, it's wrong of them to make it when so many other people love it."
- Sam Raimi on Spiderman 3
Ever get the sneak feeling this is exactly the same "executive decision" meddling that made Sam Raimi say "Fuck it and FUCK YOU I'm OUT" after two great films?

"It's a movie that just didn't work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn't really believe in all the characters, and so that can't be hidden from people who loved Spider-Man. If the director doesn't love something, it's wrong of them to make it when so many other people love it."
- Sam Raimi on Spiderman 3
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11:15AM on 02/24/2015

Will The Next Shaft Be Hispanic Or White?

This isn't an issue of color. It is an issue of staying true to the source material. It seems a trend in Hollywood to cast African American actors in roles where the characters were originally white. When an objection to this is raised, critics usually use the racist card. However, what would be the reaction if Blade, Spawn, Storm, or Shaft were cast with white actors? Personally, I would hate that because Blade, Spawn, Storm, nor Shaft were created as white characters. To me it is more
This isn't an issue of color. It is an issue of staying true to the source material. It seems a trend in Hollywood to cast African American actors in roles where the characters were originally white. When an objection to this is raised, critics usually use the racist card. However, what would be the reaction if Blade, Spawn, Storm, or Shaft were cast with white actors? Personally, I would hate that because Blade, Spawn, Storm, nor Shaft were created as white characters. To me it is more about preserving a creator's intent and vision. We need strong African-American, Hispanic, White-Caucasian, etc. characters on the big and small screen, but Hollywood should be able to create such characters rather than change existing ones.
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12:56PM on 02/24/2015
But there is a black spiderman
But there is a black spiderman
3:12PM on 02/24/2015
Did you even read the article? We might not even be talking about Peter Parker here.
Did you even read the article? We might not even be talking about Peter Parker here.
1:41PM on 02/25/2015
Yes, there is a black Spidey, but putting Miles instead of Peter in the suit would be confusing for average moviegoers, therefore commercially risky.
And if they do a black Peter, that would simply be NOT what people want to see, therefore commercially risky.
So, NO black spiderman in theatres, yet, thanks !
In the future, with a story where Miles take the mantle after Peter, sure. But NOT right now.
Yes, there is a black Spidey, but putting Miles instead of Peter in the suit would be confusing for average moviegoers, therefore commercially risky.
And if they do a black Peter, that would simply be NOT what people want to see, therefore commercially risky.
So, NO black spiderman in theatres, yet, thanks !
In the future, with a story where Miles take the mantle after Peter, sure. But NOT right now.
8:10AM on 02/24/2015
not a great idea.Miles Teller for Spider Man
not a great idea.Miles Teller for Spider Man
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8:08AM on 02/24/2015
Finally we have spidey with the avengers but it's not Peter Parker *sigh*
Finally we have spidey with the avengers but it's not Peter Parker *sigh*
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6:27AM on 02/24/2015
People chillax! It's not about the color. It's all about the script writer and the director.
Make Spidey sioux or asian or whatever, but give us a good movie!!
People chillax! It's not about the color. It's all about the script writer and the director.
Make Spidey sioux or asian or whatever, but give us a good movie!!
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1:48PM on 02/25/2015
Try this excuse if you do a white Spawn ( well, there actually is one, but, you know...), or Black Panther...
Ho, I forgot, in THIS WAY it's not racism !
Try this excuse if you do a white Spawn ( well, there actually is one, but, you know...), or Black Panther...
Ho, I forgot, in THIS WAY it's not racism !
6:23AM on 02/24/2015
They're doing both. Peter is already Spider-Man and takes his mask off in Civil War. Miles becomes a second Spidey in the solo story who the public has no idea of his true identity, which all occurs after Peter is forced to hang it up.
They're doing both. Peter is already Spider-Man and takes his mask off in Civil War. Miles becomes a second Spidey in the solo story who the public has no idea of his true identity, which all occurs after Peter is forced to hang it up.
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6:30AM on 02/24/2015
They could build to that I suppose. I'd prefer it to be more gradual though so we get to spend some more time with Parker in the MCU before it happens. It would be a compromise I could live with and perhaps enjoy if done over time.
They could build to that I suppose. I'd prefer it to be more gradual though so we get to spend some more time with Parker in the MCU before it happens. It would be a compromise I could live with and perhaps enjoy if done over time.
5:55AM on 02/24/2015
I get so f**ked off with this racist argument. People were against Craig in Bond for being blonde so are they Hairist? (I would still like to see a return to a dark haired bond.) To ignore such a thing as skin colour I would say in itself is racist. Hair , height , sex , skin colour are important factors to a character. somehow I do not think 12 years a slave would have worked had it been portrayed by a white man. Get off the racist band wagon and get back to proper debate.
I get so f**ked off with this racist argument. People were against Craig in Bond for being blonde so are they Hairist? (I would still like to see a return to a dark haired bond.) To ignore such a thing as skin colour I would say in itself is racist. Hair , height , sex , skin colour are important factors to a character. somehow I do not think 12 years a slave would have worked had it been portrayed by a white man. Get off the racist band wagon and get back to proper debate.
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5:52AM on 02/24/2015
Said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige: “I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie. Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and AUTHENTICITY that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel and fans
Said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige: “I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie. Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and AUTHENTICITY that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel and fans alike have been looking forward to for years.” (Emphasis mine.)

Added Doug Belgrad, President of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group: “Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take PETER PARKER’s story into the future.” (Emphasis mine.)

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5:29AM on 02/24/2015

Make Shaft White and See what Reaction you get

Why do you have to say 'Am not Racist but...' Am not sexist but hate the whole woman Ghostbusters movie. Nothing against woman it is purely in regards to the story and characters. Had a woman been introduced then that isn't a problem and like here a character is known for a particular look. In this instance it is the skin colour. Clark Kent with Blonde hair? No! a White Blade? No! Even with the recent change of the Human torch has not seem to of had much backlash as the character is not big as
Why do you have to say 'Am not Racist but...' Am not sexist but hate the whole woman Ghostbusters movie. Nothing against woman it is purely in regards to the story and characters. Had a woman been introduced then that isn't a problem and like here a character is known for a particular look. In this instance it is the skin colour. Clark Kent with Blonde hair? No! a White Blade? No! Even with the recent change of the Human torch has not seem to of had much backlash as the character is not big as Spider-Man.... so just for the sake of it I will say.... I am not racist but he should stay white. I even envisage James Bond being played by a black actor and am bit open to it. Still change a known black character white and will racism be mentioned no but it will not be supported either and I can understand that. Pitty others can not understand when a character who is known as caucasian character to be played by another ethnicity . Yet they have no problem the other way around.
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4:28AM on 02/24/2015
Wow I am shocked at how many racists are on this site. Peter Parker is white. Spider-Man is blue and red. Yes, Spider-Man could be anyone and Marvel has already made this point with Miles Morales. But then what happens when people point out that Peter Parker is white in the comics? They get downvoted. Nobody here is ARGUING for Peter Parker to be black but there are people downvoting people for simply STATING the fact that Peter Parker is white in the comics.

To reiterate, people are
Wow I am shocked at how many racists are on this site. Peter Parker is white. Spider-Man is blue and red. Yes, Spider-Man could be anyone and Marvel has already made this point with Miles Morales. But then what happens when people point out that Peter Parker is white in the comics? They get downvoted. Nobody here is ARGUING for Peter Parker to be black but there are people downvoting people for simply STATING the fact that Peter Parker is white in the comics.

To reiterate, people are not being racist when they state the fact that Peter Parker is white in the comics. People are, however, showing extreme racial intolerance if they can't handle people simply pointing this out.

EDIT: Some people are saying they are "okay" with Spider-Man being black. I assume these people are also "okay" with Spider-Man being white. I find it suspicious that people are getting downvoted for simply pointing out that Peter Parker is white.

Somebody suggested a Chinese Peter Parker. I could see that, say for example if Peter's mom were Chinese and his family name was still Parker. For that matter, we have no idea what race Peter's mom is from the movies or, as far as I know, the comics. Peter Parker could be any white/non-white mix as long as he resembled the Peter Parker in the comics.

As for the Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie, I hope they either completely ignore the fact that Johnny is black and Sue is white or else make them full siblings with a black father and a white mother.
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2:46AM on 02/24/2015

No thanks

Not racist but Peter Parker is white - end of. Not Hispanic, not black, not Asian, not African - he's a white high school American kid who grows up to be a photographer for the daily bugle. I don't need or want other variations thanks. Some of these comic strips are done more out of trying to satisfy PC than anything else - think recent changes to Thor and Spider-Man
Not racist but Peter Parker is white - end of. Not Hispanic, not black, not Asian, not African - he's a white high school American kid who grows up to be a photographer for the daily bugle. I don't need or want other variations thanks. Some of these comic strips are done more out of trying to satisfy PC than anything else - think recent changes to Thor and Spider-Man
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3:42AM on 02/24/2015
You don't have to preface it with you're not a racist. Own your opinion. Believing in a story, sticking to the story the that it was originally told, isn't racist. Wanting to see a character portrayed the way it was for 50+ years since its inception isn't racist. Be proud of your opinion, because quite frankly, its the right one on every level.
You don't have to preface it with you're not a racist. Own your opinion. Believing in a story, sticking to the story the that it was originally told, isn't racist. Wanting to see a character portrayed the way it was for 50+ years since its inception isn't racist. Be proud of your opinion, because quite frankly, its the right one on every level.
5:05AM on 02/24/2015
Cheers bro :)
Cheers bro :)
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2:38AM on 02/24/2015
What's with this new trend in making iconic European characters African American? First Annie, then Captain America and now Spidey. I don't get it and find it rather contrived. It would be like making Shaft or Lando European! Unnecessary. It just reeks of political correctness.
What's with this new trend in making iconic European characters African American? First Annie, then Captain America and now Spidey. I don't get it and find it rather contrived. It would be like making Shaft or Lando European! Unnecessary. It just reeks of political correctness.
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2:44AM on 02/24/2015
Yes it does!
Yes it does!
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1:19AM on 02/24/2015

Why not just make him.....

....a gay, transgendered illegal alien? Then we can placate multiple groups at the same time and everyone at Sony can pat themselves on the back for how forward thinking they are.....

Whatever.....
....a gay, transgendered illegal alien? Then we can placate multiple groups at the same time and everyone at Sony can pat themselves on the back for how forward thinking they are.....

Whatever.....
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1:58AM on 02/24/2015
The Amazing Ambiguously Gay Spider-Man?
The Amazing Ambiguously Gay Spider-Man?
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12:56AM on 02/24/2015

Possibly, But The Reasoning Is All Wrong

"Sony has an opportunity to beat Marvel and DC to the punch with sort of a major black comic book character."
Except Sony is running a damn thing on this. Marvel is claling the shots and politely telling them "now sit over there, shut your mouth and be pleased to cash big ass checks we're going to generate for you"
"Sony has an opportunity to beat Marvel and DC to the punch with sort of a major black comic book character."
Except Sony is running a damn thing on this. Marvel is claling the shots and politely telling them "now sit over there, shut your mouth and be pleased to cash big ass checks we're going to generate for you"
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12:45AM on 02/24/2015
Miles Morales is also half Hispanic, so is Miguel O'Hara AKA Spider-Man 2099.
I don't mind any of those characters to become Spider-Man in the new adaptations, but I do mind if they don't acknowledge Peter Parker as the first Spider-Man in existence. Sure, John Stewart as the main and possibly the first human Green Lantern kind of worked in the Justice League cartoon, but personally that always bothered me.
Miles Morales is also half Hispanic, so is Miguel O'Hara AKA Spider-Man 2099.
I don't mind any of those characters to become Spider-Man in the new adaptations, but I do mind if they don't acknowledge Peter Parker as the first Spider-Man in existence. Sure, John Stewart as the main and possibly the first human Green Lantern kind of worked in the Justice League cartoon, but personally that always bothered me.
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12:28AM on 02/24/2015

Don't care What race..

1.Give me a QUALITY actor
2. If he is not white, then he's not peter parker
3. Leave his mask on, and his identity a secret (the marvel verse they can do this)
4. don't need to know if its miles, or parker, or whoever else they want it to be.
5. focus on story and forget about taking the mask off for 2 films and do it in a solo film

why is this so difficult
1.Give me a QUALITY actor
2. If he is not white, then he's not peter parker
3. Leave his mask on, and his identity a secret (the marvel verse they can do this)
4. don't need to know if its miles, or parker, or whoever else they want it to be.
5. focus on story and forget about taking the mask off for 2 films and do it in a solo film

why is this so difficult
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1:11AM on 02/24/2015
They can't leave his mask on during the Civil War story line. It is the defining moment of the story that he takes his mask off. This is one time they can't do that or the story loses its penultimate moment.
They can't leave his mask on during the Civil War story line. It is the defining moment of the story that he takes his mask off. This is one time they can't do that or the story loses its penultimate moment.
10:13AM on 02/24/2015
@Wopolopolus Not necessarily, if they are just now introducing Spider-Man into the Marvel verse with no prior history and then having him de-mask, it would have no impact storywise or viewer wise. I wouldn't count on the Civil War adaptation being blow for blow faithful. Just like with all the other Marvel films, they take bits and pieces of classics storyline and streamline where they feel it works better in terms of a film experience.
@Wopolopolus Not necessarily, if they are just now introducing Spider-Man into the Marvel verse with no prior history and then having him de-mask, it would have no impact storywise or viewer wise. I wouldn't count on the Civil War adaptation being blow for blow faithful. Just like with all the other Marvel films, they take bits and pieces of classics storyline and streamline where they feel it works better in terms of a film experience.
12:16AM on 02/24/2015
Lol, there are so many "I'm not a racist, but..." people on here. I hope they get Spike Lee to direct the next Spiderman movie.
Lol, there are so many "I'm not a racist, but..." people on here. I hope they get Spike Lee to direct the next Spiderman movie.
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1:16AM on 02/24/2015
Being a purist isn't a racist. Being knowledgeable about the story line that they are launching this new Spiderman in, and wanting them to stay true to it isn't being racist. It involves Peter Parker. Any non white Spiderman isn't a Peter Parker Spiderman. And hence should be no where near the story line in which Peter Parker, not Miles Morales, is so integral to. I don't give a flying fuck if someone calls me a racist, because if they do all it does is show how ignorant and uneducated about
Being a purist isn't a racist. Being knowledgeable about the story line that they are launching this new Spiderman in, and wanting them to stay true to it isn't being racist. It involves Peter Parker. Any non white Spiderman isn't a Peter Parker Spiderman. And hence should be no where near the story line in which Peter Parker, not Miles Morales, is so integral to. I don't give a flying fuck if someone calls me a racist, because if they do all it does is show how ignorant and uneducated about the subject matter they are.
1:23AM on 02/24/2015
You hope they get a guy who makes every film about race and hasn't had a hit in over a decade?
You hope they get a guy who makes every film about race and hasn't had a hit in over a decade?
2:53AM on 02/24/2015
Yep. Because unfortunately we live in age of internet paranoia, where because like to toss around the term racist at anybody that doesn't agree with "change". If you don't agree with anything that isn't "white" then you are most likely a racist..which is complete absurd. I'd be just as angry and annoyed if they decided to cast a white actor to play Black Panther, James Rhodes, Luke Cage or Blade. Or a black actor to play Shang-Chi.
Yep. Because unfortunately we live in age of internet paranoia, where because like to toss around the term racist at anybody that doesn't agree with "change". If you don't agree with anything that isn't "white" then you are most likely a racist..which is complete absurd. I'd be just as angry and annoyed if they decided to cast a white actor to play Black Panther, James Rhodes, Luke Cage or Blade. Or a black actor to play Shang-Chi.
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12:13AM on 02/24/2015

The First Major Marvel disaster if they do this

@ Wolopolopolis
Very well said

@ Darth Jeff
What Bible have you been reading? Jesus was Hebrew and most of Gods people in the story are Hebrews and later the rest of humanity (the gentiles) hardly any white people (although nicluded amongs the Gentiles and possibly MaGog and other tribes)
@ Wolopolopolis
Very well said

@ Darth Jeff
What Bible have you been reading? Jesus was Hebrew and most of Gods people in the story are Hebrews and later the rest of humanity (the gentiles) hardly any white people (although nicluded amongs the Gentiles and possibly MaGog and other tribes)
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4:11AM on 02/24/2015
I think Darth Jeff was being sarcastic. Jesus, Moses, etc. are always played by white guys in movies.
I think Darth Jeff was being sarcastic. Jesus, Moses, etc. are always played by white guys in movies.
9:50AM on 02/24/2015
It's a joke, man. Don't overthink it.
It's a joke, man. Don't overthink it.
12:02AM on 02/24/2015

I dont care...

... if he's played by an Inuit of a Zulu... just get the best actor available...
... if he's played by an Inuit of a Zulu... just get the best actor available...
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11:58PM on 02/23/2015
Spider-Man as a white Peter Parker has over 50 years of history. Miles morales as a black Spider-Man has 4 years of history. The majority of the public including African Americans know Spider-Man to be a dorky white kid who has trouble with the ladies and that did not stop the movies from making hundreds of millions. Diversity doesn't mean shit for box office it has to do with the character being liked. If they cast a black actor as Spider-Man most of the movie going non comic reading public
Spider-Man as a white Peter Parker has over 50 years of history. Miles morales as a black Spider-Man has 4 years of history. The majority of the public including African Americans know Spider-Man to be a dorky white kid who has trouble with the ladies and that did not stop the movies from making hundreds of millions. Diversity doesn't mean shit for box office it has to do with the character being liked. If they cast a black actor as Spider-Man most of the movie going non comic reading public would question what the fuck is going on?Instead of; How PC of them, I approve. Meanwhile fans are pissed they did not give us the spiderman we grew to love. The world knows Peter Parker as Spider-Man. That is who I have been a fan of for over 20 years and if that makes me Prejudice because I have a preference then so be it. Who gives a shit if you can make a claim that race is not an intregal part of who Spider-Man is. Niether is race intregal to any number of FICTIONAL characters like Harry Potter for instance, after all he is just a boy wizard orphan any race could play the part, yet they were originally written a certain way and should stay written that way.
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11:08PM on 02/23/2015
Can someone explain to me why this idea keeps coming up? People can say "Who cares what color they are as long as they do a good job" all they want but I'd find that easier to swallow if white actors were actually considered for the role. Sorry but Jordan was handed Torch on a silver platter
Can someone explain to me why this idea keeps coming up? People can say "Who cares what color they are as long as they do a good job" all they want but I'd find that easier to swallow if white actors were actually considered for the role. Sorry but Jordan was handed Torch on a silver platter
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10:05PM on 02/23/2015
This idea ranks up there with the female Ghostbusters. In other words FUCK NO. I know Miles Morales blah blah blah. But Peter Parker is white, and Peter Parker was the one in Civil War storyline, and Peter Parker is who I want in the MCU. Call me racist if you want, I don't give a fuck. I can't wait for Black Panther. I'm not racist, I'm a purist. I absolutely detest race/gender swaps for no fucking reason other than someone trying to cash in the on the diversity buzzword. All the people
This idea ranks up there with the female Ghostbusters. In other words FUCK NO. I know Miles Morales blah blah blah. But Peter Parker is white, and Peter Parker was the one in Civil War storyline, and Peter Parker is who I want in the MCU. Call me racist if you want, I don't give a fuck. I can't wait for Black Panther. I'm not racist, I'm a purist. I absolutely detest race/gender swaps for no fucking reason other than someone trying to cash in the on the diversity buzzword. All the people screaming about well everyone is white, well the characters portrayed on screen thus far were written white so they should be. I am a purist, I want the characters in the stories to appear like the characters in the stories. I'd scream just as loudly if Black Panther in the MCU was cast as an Asian, or if Warpath was cast as a Russian and etc.

Now people are going to say but Miles Morales isn't white and he is Spiderman so its not the same thing. Yeah he is, and he's a separate alternate universe Spiderman. But in no way shape or form was Miles part of the Civil War story line. People say well what about Nick Fury being black in the MCU. Well they have a point there, Nick Fury was always white in the comics, but now all of a sudden he's black. Well first Marvel introduced the character in the comics a long time ago and purposely modeled him after Samuel L Jackson, but they eventually made him the son of the original Nick Fury in a story line in the comics. So that is completely acceptable and he is one of the two exceptions I have to this rule. The other was Michael Clark Duncan as Kingpin because frankly no other person who could act with any ability had the proper stature and physique for it. In the end forced diversification for the sake of diversification, is just as racist as people claiming everyone on screen is white so that is racist. Its not racist, its purist, and thats a big difference. If people don't like it, then those people should put more pressure on them to create original minority characters and get them on screen, and maybe not hijack established character to fit their agenda.

People who complain should run out and buy all of the comics with minorities and show them there is a market for it. Thats what amuses me the most about this whole argument, because on average most minority or female character led comics trend towards the low end of the sales spectrum. In other words these bullshit pc for no reason comics bomb. Which means even all these people screaming for diversity don't even support it when it happens. The fact still remains there are plenty of characters with rich history that can be added that aren't caucasian and male. Marvel is adding them, Black Panther and Ms Marvel to begin with. I think they want to see how well those are supported in the theaters before bringing new ones about given the way the sales of "diversity" spun legacy characters have sold so far. But god please stick to the characters that built your company.
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11:42PM on 02/23/2015
Preach!
Preach!
1:08AM on 02/24/2015
I love all the people who downvoted me for saying this. I was +2 or 3 and then dropped into the negatives quick. Now back up to 0. Its funny that the people who down vote me because they think I'm racist, are in fact the racists themselves.
I love all the people who downvoted me for saying this. I was +2 or 3 and then dropped into the negatives quick. Now back up to 0. Its funny that the people who down vote me because they think I'm racist, are in fact the racists themselves.
3:07AM on 02/24/2015
Very well said.
Very well said.
3:56AM on 02/24/2015
Well said. Hopefully this is all one very big pile of BS rumor.
Well said. Hopefully this is all one very big pile of BS rumor.
4:00AM on 02/24/2015
There's nothing wrong with female ghostbusters. Dan Aykroyd's original script for Ghostbusters 2 would have had the original team of ghostbusters passing the torch to another group so the sequel wouldn't simply be a rehash of the original. Dan Aykroyd then tried to get Ghostbusters 3 made with this premise but Bill Murray didn't want to get involved.

Spider-Man is a different matter entirely: Peter Parker was bitten by a spider that passed his abilities to him. Yes, it is true that
There's nothing wrong with female ghostbusters. Dan Aykroyd's original script for Ghostbusters 2 would have had the original team of ghostbusters passing the torch to another group so the sequel wouldn't simply be a rehash of the original. Dan Aykroyd then tried to get Ghostbusters 3 made with this premise but Bill Murray didn't want to get involved.

Spider-Man is a different matter entirely: Peter Parker was bitten by a spider that passed his abilities to him. Yes, it is true that Miles Morales was also bitten by a spider that passed his abilities to him but this was Norman Osborn using Miles Morales as a guinea pig to see if the process that gave Peter Parker his powers could be duplicated. It therefore makes no sense for Miles Morales to be the first Spider-Man introduced in the Marvel Universe, not unless the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man remains canon and this was a new Spider-Man created by Oscorp.

Nick Fury, meanwhile, is like James Bond. We have already had six actors play James Bond. Making James Bond black wouldn't be too much of a stretch because people have gotten used to different people playing James Bond. By the same token, Marvel could declare the Fox Nick Fury TV movie to be canon and simply say that David Hasselhof was Nick Fury before Samuel Jackson was Nick Fury. It would seem to suggest that James Bond and Nick Fury were code names. This makes it easier for different actors to take the role.
9:59PM on 02/23/2015
At least DC doesn't pull this kind of shit.
At least DC doesn't pull this kind of shit.
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3:55AM on 02/24/2015
So true. Them doing this would be the equivalent of race changing Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent for the sake of creating "PR buzz". Thankfully, DC isn't stupid on that front.
So true. Them doing this would be the equivalent of race changing Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent for the sake of creating "PR buzz". Thankfully, DC isn't stupid on that front.
10:46AM on 02/24/2015
Exactly.
Exactly.
3:19PM on 02/24/2015
Yeah that would be like if they cast a native American/native Hawaiian dude as Aquaman - who is only cool if he's blonde and white.

DC wouldn't do that, right?
Yeah that would be like if they cast a native American/native Hawaiian dude as Aquaman - who is only cool if he's blonde and white.

DC wouldn't do that, right?
8:34PM on 02/23/2015

AIDS

Spiderman should definatley have AIDS too.

Well I'm gonna march on Washington
Lead the fight and charge the brigades
There's a hero inside of all of us
I'll make them see everyone has AIDS
-Team America - Everyone has AIDS

What people don't seem to get is race and gender as a "gimmick" is little more than coke snorting execs saying,
"Hey, lets do a remake."
(remakes and converting old tv shows to movie being a trend of the last two decades)
Ghostbusters
Bond
Spiderman
ect ect
Spiderman should definatley have AIDS too.

Well I'm gonna march on Washington
Lead the fight and charge the brigades
There's a hero inside of all of us
I'll make them see everyone has AIDS
-Team America - Everyone has AIDS

What people don't seem to get is race and gender as a "gimmick" is little more than coke snorting execs saying,
"Hey, lets do a remake."
(remakes and converting old tv shows to movie being a trend of the last two decades)
Ghostbusters
Bond
Spiderman
ect ect ect....
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10:42PM on 02/23/2015
AIDS is not a race or demographic. There's white people with AIDS and there's black people with it. So they can relate to the superhero on screen through whether said AIDS victim is black or white.
AIDS is not a race or demographic. There's white people with AIDS and there's black people with it. So they can relate to the superhero on screen through whether said AIDS victim is black or white.
1:52PM on 02/25/2015
There WAS (pre-New52), actually a HIV+ Superhero, at DC, a white girl in the Teen Titan if I remember correctly.
There WAS (pre-New52), actually a HIV+ Superhero, at DC, a white girl in the Teen Titan if I remember correctly.
8:16PM on 02/23/2015

All superheroes...

...should be white. Just like in the Bible.
...should be white. Just like in the Bible.
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11:50PM on 02/23/2015
There are heroes who aren't white that should be adapted to the big screen but they aren't. Kind of insulting that they aren't being adapted but they'll change an established character's race instead IMO. I want a new Spawn and a new Blade already
There are heroes who aren't white that should be adapted to the big screen but they aren't. Kind of insulting that they aren't being adapted but they'll change an established character's race instead IMO. I want a new Spawn and a new Blade already
3:10AM on 02/24/2015
Jeff - LMFAO!
Jeff - LMFAO!
4:08AM on 02/24/2015
Moses was supposed to have passed for Egyptian and the Egyptians were black (except during the Second Intermediate Period during which Egypt was ruled by foreign rulers known as the Hyksos ("foreign ruler" in Egyptian)).
Moses was supposed to have passed for Egyptian and the Egyptians were black (except during the Second Intermediate Period during which Egypt was ruled by foreign rulers known as the Hyksos ("foreign ruler" in Egyptian)).
1:54PM on 02/25/2015
Hahaha... And done in 7 days ?
Hahaha... And done in 7 days ?
7:54PM on 02/23/2015
I'm sorry but can we just fucking NOT please? I understand that throughout the history of the comics Spider-Man has been represented by a person of color. It that is NOT what people want to see when they go to a Spider-Man movie. They want Peter Parker, period.
I'm sorry but can we just fucking NOT please? I understand that throughout the history of the comics Spider-Man has been represented by a person of color. It that is NOT what people want to see when they go to a Spider-Man movie. They want Peter Parker, period.
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7:50PM on 02/23/2015

Its confirmed

They just cast Uncle Ben. Looks like theyre going with a black spiderman.

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They just cast Uncle Ben. Looks like theyre going with a black spiderman.

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8:17PM on 02/23/2015
It feels racist. But it's funny as hell.
It feels racist. But it's funny as hell.
8:25PM on 02/23/2015
lol its not. It just happens to be a black guy called Uncle Ben. Pc activists WANT you to feel like it is racist. Its just a funny coincidence that theres another famous Uncle Ben who just happens to be black. Nothing hateful or bigotted.
lol its not. It just happens to be a black guy called Uncle Ben. Pc activists WANT you to feel like it is racist. Its just a funny coincidence that theres another famous Uncle Ben who just happens to be black. Nothing hateful or bigotted.
8:45PM on 02/23/2015
Aunt May will be changed to Aunt Jemima....
Aunt May will be changed to Aunt Jemima....
12:28AM on 02/24/2015
Funny. Maybe he will be done playing Spider-Man then in about 3 minutes on high.
Funny. Maybe he will be done playing Spider-Man then in about 3 minutes on high.
7:38PM on 02/23/2015

fanboys

Fanboys crack me up! the same ones who cried like babies about johnny storm and now this are the same ones who want idris elba for bond a character that'd never been black in any book or film.

So id wager half are just pig ignorant racist Americans Andrew other are just
Fanboys crack me up! the same ones who cried like babies about johnny storm and now this are the same ones who want idris elba for bond a character that'd never been black in any book or film.

So id wager half are just pig ignorant racist Americans Andrew other are just
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7:40PM on 02/23/2015
Morons.


Can't edit my post on my mobile.

Worst mobile site ever!!!
Morons.


Can't edit my post on my mobile.

Worst mobile site ever!!!
8:03PM on 02/23/2015
Stfu pussy
Stfu pussy
10:04PM on 02/23/2015
my objection for the fantastic 4 casting was you cast a brother and sister characters as diffrent races, now they're going to have to invent either a step-sibling or adoption backstory that's not necessary. You could have cast sue and Johnny as Indians and I would have been fine but the invented bs just for bs sake.

Also Bond can be explained as the code name cover for any agent receiving a Double 0 designation so he can be any race
my objection for the fantastic 4 casting was you cast a brother and sister characters as diffrent races, now they're going to have to invent either a step-sibling or adoption backstory that's not necessary. You could have cast sue and Johnny as Indians and I would have been fine but the invented bs just for bs sake.

Also Bond can be explained as the code name cover for any agent receiving a Double 0 designation so he can be any race
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7:35PM on 02/23/2015
I mean, I'm not an actor, but I could be if I was better looking, better shape, better genes. I mean, I totally could be, and would totally be an awesome batman, Spider-Man, or Wolverine. But like, these black actors (and Chris Pratt) are totally taking all the roles I would want, and could theoretically get. Darker skinned males, that's fucked up guys!
I mean, I'm not an actor, but I could be if I was better looking, better shape, better genes. I mean, I totally could be, and would totally be an awesome batman, Spider-Man, or Wolverine. But like, these black actors (and Chris Pratt) are totally taking all the roles I would want, and could theoretically get. Darker skinned males, that's fucked up guys!
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8:04PM on 02/23/2015
GTFO of here
GTFO of here
1:59PM on 02/25/2015
Hehehe... And I could totally be Master Of The World if only armies of the world obey me and people stopped being so picky about this democracy thing...
Hehehe... And I could totally be Master Of The World if only armies of the world obey me and people stopped being so picky about this democracy thing...
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7:23PM on 02/23/2015
I don't care. I'm not sure Donald Glover is the guy, but I trust Marvel will help nail the casting. I know they won't cast him bc of F4, but I will say Miles Teller made me think of him in Whiplash. His head might not fit in a mask though.
I don't care. I'm not sure Donald Glover is the guy, but I trust Marvel will help nail the casting. I know they won't cast him bc of F4, but I will say Miles Teller made me think of him in Whiplash. His head might not fit in a mask though.
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7:17PM on 02/23/2015

nope

This will never happen since this will be Marvels first time with the character. They will be going with Parker. They will not change Spiderman before it even gets started. They will need to kill off Peter Parker before they do. Besides, Miles Morales is not a good Spiderman anyways.
This will never happen since this will be Marvels first time with the character. They will be going with Parker. They will not change Spiderman before it even gets started. They will need to kill off Peter Parker before they do. Besides, Miles Morales is not a good Spiderman anyways.
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7:13PM on 02/23/2015
The first Spider-Man in the MCU should be the one people know the best - Peter Parker. And Parker is white.

And really, all those wanting Miles Morales should WANT Parker to be white and to be first... Because the MCU is all about the long game. Now that Spidey is in the mix this should be the last 'reboot' we get. I fully believe they will bring in Morales down the line. You've got a story arc to go with.
It makes no sense plonk in Morales first - because everyone knows Parker was
The first Spider-Man in the MCU should be the one people know the best - Peter Parker. And Parker is white.

And really, all those wanting Miles Morales should WANT Parker to be white and to be first... Because the MCU is all about the long game. Now that Spidey is in the mix this should be the last 'reboot' we get. I fully believe they will bring in Morales down the line. You've got a story arc to go with.
It makes no sense plonk in Morales first - because everyone knows Parker was first.

And, quite honestly, you cast Parker as anything other than white and I think you'll make the switch over to Morales redundant, It won't happen.
When they introduced Captain America they didn't start with Bucky Barnes - because it wouldn't make any sense to the story.

I bet when it does come to casting Morales no one would dare even suggest casting him with a white actor- so it shouldn't be a discussion over Parker.
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7:07PM on 02/23/2015
A few thoughts from Dan Slott's (the current writer of the Spider-Man comics) twitter feed. I thought they were spot on:

"Write down 10 words to describe Peter Parker. 'White' shouldn't be in there. Or the first 100. Or thousand. If it is, you don't get him."

"It boils down to this: A non-white child is playing with a Spidey action figure, would YOU go up to him and say 'You can't be Spider-Man.'"
A few thoughts from Dan Slott's (the current writer of the Spider-Man comics) twitter feed. I thought they were spot on:

"Write down 10 words to describe Peter Parker. 'White' shouldn't be in there. Or the first 100. Or thousand. If it is, you don't get him."

"It boils down to this: A non-white child is playing with a Spidey action figure, would YOU go up to him and say 'You can't be Spider-Man.'"
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10:54PM on 02/23/2015
Wow! Yeah, that's a hell of a point right there. Good for him to come out and say that.
Wow! Yeah, that's a hell of a point right there. Good for him to come out and say that.
1:48AM on 02/24/2015
Describe him how though? Personality then sure. Visualy, well we have 70 years worth of comics Mr Slott where Peter was visually represented and I hate to say it but then White would be one of them.
Describe him how though? Personality then sure. Visualy, well we have 70 years worth of comics Mr Slott where Peter was visually represented and I hate to say it but then White would be one of them.
7:03PM on 02/23/2015

Not gonna happen....

First of all I'm about 95% sure that this guy is talking out of his ass. He has a "good feeling"....really?? I don't think this guy has any evidence to back this up. Now hopefully I can make this point without someone claiming it's racist. There is NO WAY Marvel is going to use Morales before Peter Parker. That would be like Zack Synder using Damian Wayne as Batman before Bruce Wayne. Peter Parker IS Spiderman. Marvel didn't go through all of this trouble to get Spidey back and then NOT use
First of all I'm about 95% sure that this guy is talking out of his ass. He has a "good feeling"....really?? I don't think this guy has any evidence to back this up. Now hopefully I can make this point without someone claiming it's racist. There is NO WAY Marvel is going to use Morales before Peter Parker. That would be like Zack Synder using Damian Wayne as Batman before Bruce Wayne. Peter Parker IS Spiderman. Marvel didn't go through all of this trouble to get Spidey back and then NOT use Peter Parker. That's not to say they won't introduce Miles Morales later, but not to start off with. Furthermore why would Marvel make Peter Parker black when that kinda defeats the purpose of Miles? Not to mention that Marvel has Black Panther (as well as Luke Cage) joining the fight soon, so they are not hurting for a black superhero. This is all a very touchy subject I know but idiots like that guy being interview stir the pot more than anyone. He's implying that Marvel is going to make Spidey black or latino just cause they can which is stupid. Now if they decided to cast a black or latino actor to play Peter I wouldn't be opposed as long as it was for the right reason, as in he's the best choice for the role.
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7:01PM on 02/23/2015
I am fine with Miles Morales EVENTUALLY becoming Spiderman;however, I really do believe that Peter Parker needs his run first in the current MCU. There is so much you can do with the character and just jumping right to the character really seems like a disservice to the fans and to the character himself. Hell, do what they are doing with Bucky eventually (Spoilers). Much like how Bucky becomes Captain America, have Miles become Spiderman in a similar fashion. Do that and fans will appreciate
I am fine with Miles Morales EVENTUALLY becoming Spiderman;however, I really do believe that Peter Parker needs his run first in the current MCU. There is so much you can do with the character and just jumping right to the character really seems like a disservice to the fans and to the character himself. Hell, do what they are doing with Bucky eventually (Spoilers). Much like how Bucky becomes Captain America, have Miles become Spiderman in a similar fashion. Do that and fans will appreciate you for taking your time with the character.
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3:20AM on 02/24/2015
Absolutely.
Absolutely.
6:58PM on 02/23/2015
No thank you. As I've said before, I have no problem with seeing Miles Morales Spider-Man at some point down the road, in a couple of years and after a couple of new Spider-Man movies, and him appearing in other Marvel movies, but not right off the bat. Now that Marvel and Disney finally have the chance to play with Spidey, I want to see Peter Parker and his alter ego as part of that big Marvel cinematic universe.
No thank you. As I've said before, I have no problem with seeing Miles Morales Spider-Man at some point down the road, in a couple of years and after a couple of new Spider-Man movies, and him appearing in other Marvel movies, but not right off the bat. Now that Marvel and Disney finally have the chance to play with Spidey, I want to see Peter Parker and his alter ego as part of that big Marvel cinematic universe.
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6:56PM on 02/23/2015
Think of it this way. Imagine if they gave Peter a beard. Now, I know that as long as they cast a good actor and get the personality right, that is what is most important. But Peter Parker with a beard just isn't the image we've come to associate with the character, and with one who has been so visible in multiple mediums it's hard to ignore. I've got nothing against people with facial hair, but I'd prefer the character to resemble the appearance that most people are familiar with,
Think of it this way. Imagine if they gave Peter a beard. Now, I know that as long as they cast a good actor and get the personality right, that is what is most important. But Peter Parker with a beard just isn't the image we've come to associate with the character, and with one who has been so visible in multiple mediums it's hard to ignore. I've got nothing against people with facial hair, but I'd prefer the character to resemble the appearance that most people are familiar with,
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6:40PM on 02/23/2015
I think Spiderman should be introduced in Civil War.Peter Parker is already Spiderman and then his solo movie won't waist time with a backstory.
I think Spiderman should be introduced in Civil War.Peter Parker is already Spiderman and then his solo movie won't waist time with a backstory.
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6:40PM on 02/23/2015
Keep him white, for Pete's sake.
Keep him white, for Pete's sake.
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7:14PM on 02/23/2015
I see what you did there ...
I see what you did there ...
10:00PM on 02/23/2015
Thank you for having a sense of humor.
Thank you for having a sense of humor.
6:32PM on 02/23/2015

Couldn't see him as Spider-Man...

But now he's spittin' Venom!
But now he's spittin' Venom!
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3:45AM on 02/24/2015
Good one!
Good one!
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6:15PM on 02/23/2015
My main issue with this is that most moviegoers who aren't familiar with Miles Morales being an actual character in the mythology will think they pulled him out of their ass for the sake of "diversity". It seems like, unless you're a social justice activist, MOST people don't care about race switching as long as the dude looks like he could be white. Hence why Jason Mamoa isn't getting a lot of backlash for playing Aquaman. If he were a few shades darker, there would be uproar; but since he can
My main issue with this is that most moviegoers who aren't familiar with Miles Morales being an actual character in the mythology will think they pulled him out of their ass for the sake of "diversity". It seems like, unless you're a social justice activist, MOST people don't care about race switching as long as the dude looks like he could be white. Hence why Jason Mamoa isn't getting a lot of backlash for playing Aquaman. If he were a few shades darker, there would be uproar; but since he can pass for white, people can more easily ignore his ethnic background for the sake of being entertained. In general, I don't really care one way or the other but I do see both sides and I feel a bit more sympathy for the guys who get their ethnicities whitewashed when they're already underrepresented in the media.
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6:11PM on 02/23/2015

wait, what?

"Sony has an opportunity to beat Marvel and DC to the punch with sort of a major black comic book character."
but isn't Marvel going to be first to unveil the new Spidey in Civil War? Unless they mean TWO Spider-Mans (one for Marvel, and a black/latino one for a solo Sony movie?)
"Sony has an opportunity to beat Marvel and DC to the punch with sort of a major black comic book character."
but isn't Marvel going to be first to unveil the new Spidey in Civil War? Unless they mean TWO Spider-Mans (one for Marvel, and a black/latino one for a solo Sony movie?)
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6:05PM on 02/23/2015
Donald Glover is not gonna be Spiderman, he has already stated since the announcement that he isn't campaigning this time round. He is too busy with his own stuff and just wants to see a good movie.

As for Spiderman being black, or latino, who cares? How is it any different than having the wrong color eyes or the wrong height? Spiderman/Peter Parker is a fictional character, he can be interpreted any way you want. He race doesnt play into who he is. It's not like Black Panther that has to be
Donald Glover is not gonna be Spiderman, he has already stated since the announcement that he isn't campaigning this time round. He is too busy with his own stuff and just wants to see a good movie.

As for Spiderman being black, or latino, who cares? How is it any different than having the wrong color eyes or the wrong height? Spiderman/Peter Parker is a fictional character, he can be interpreted any way you want. He race doesnt play into who he is. It's not like Black Panther that has to be black, or Abraham Lincoln who has to be white. Peter Parker can be asian if the actor is good enough for the role.

It also stands to reason with WB coming out with Cyborg and Marvel coming with Black Panther. So it would be a bold and potentially advantageous move to side swipe the other studios and market an ethnic superhero first.
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11:15PM on 02/23/2015
Who says Panther has to be black? There are such thing as white Africans
Who says Panther has to be black? There are such thing as white Africans
12:16AM on 02/24/2015
Most of Black Panther's early and major story lines were about race. It was always an issue in the comic book about how he is Black but is super smart and wealthy. Yes there are white africans, but the whole point of his character was to challenge racial norms in society.

Peter Parker's main issue dealt with high school and growing up, which know's no race.
Most of Black Panther's early and major story lines were about race. It was always an issue in the comic book about how he is Black but is super smart and wealthy. Yes there are white africans, but the whole point of his character was to challenge racial norms in society.

Peter Parker's main issue dealt with high school and growing up, which know's no race.
6:05PM on 02/23/2015
First forget Glover as spider-man for the plans they have taking back to high school roots glover obviously us too old.

Now to shut up the Parker fans and Morales fans what Sony and marvel should do is decide the characters, Marvel takes Parker because of his vast History with the other Characters of the MCU and no need to reboot with an origin story. Sony with Marvel help and Guidence should Reboot Their Spider-man with Morales. He will still be a part of the MCU but not an integral part
First forget Glover as spider-man for the plans they have taking back to high school roots glover obviously us too old.

Now to shut up the Parker fans and Morales fans what Sony and marvel should do is decide the characters, Marvel takes Parker because of his vast History with the other Characters of the MCU and no need to reboot with an origin story. Sony with Marvel help and Guidence should Reboot Their Spider-man with Morales. He will still be a part of the MCU but not an integral part to the overall story. Eventually maybe in infinity wars Paeker and Morales will meet. Sony and marvel both get what they want, Marvel an beloved character and Sony gets a fresh revitalized take.
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6:01PM on 02/23/2015
Oh what the hell make spiderman a female dwarf and have done
Oh what the hell make spiderman a female dwarf and have done
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5:58PM on 02/23/2015
I want my heroes to stay as I know them...I'm old fashioned like that. That said, I can like change - The Kingpin change in Daredevil was great, a black Fury was great...hell, a female Starbuck was brilliant. If you put a gun to my head, I might be okay with letting Spider-Man be a black guy...so long as he's still Peter Parker and not somebody else....but you'd have to be holding that gun with some conviction.
I want my heroes to stay as I know them...I'm old fashioned like that. That said, I can like change - The Kingpin change in Daredevil was great, a black Fury was great...hell, a female Starbuck was brilliant. If you put a gun to my head, I might be okay with letting Spider-Man be a black guy...so long as he's still Peter Parker and not somebody else....but you'd have to be holding that gun with some conviction.
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5:54PM on 02/23/2015
I kinda want Spider-Man to be white because I have no exposure to a non-white Spider-Man. (I don't read comic books)

Agree with Downhere. However, would love to see more Black or Gay superheroes and villains. I mean why not? Blade was fuckin' cool and that was over a decade ago (well let's not count Blade 2 or 3).

I kinda want Spider-Man to be white because I have no exposure to a non-white Spider-Man. (I don't read comic books)

Agree with Downhere. However, would love to see more Black or Gay superheroes and villains. I mean why not? Blade was fuckin' cool and that was over a decade ago (well let's not count Blade 2 or 3).

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5:50PM on 02/23/2015
It's hysterical how afraid of loudmouth Twitter whiners major media corporations are. Last night's Oscars was a perfect example. Nearly every acceptance speech was a forced referendum on some fashionable PC talking point, and Sean Penn's joke with his friend was decried as racist and unacceptable (please wrap your head around the irony of ultimate liberal icon being turned on by the neo-lib linch mob) by the professionally offended. Soon, people will just grow completely tired of being
It's hysterical how afraid of loudmouth Twitter whiners major media corporations are. Last night's Oscars was a perfect example. Nearly every acceptance speech was a forced referendum on some fashionable PC talking point, and Sean Penn's joke with his friend was decried as racist and unacceptable (please wrap your head around the irony of ultimate liberal icon being turned on by the neo-lib linch mob) by the professionally offended. Soon, people will just grow completely tired of being lectured in every possible medium and stop showing up. Stop going to the movies. Stop watching the Oscars. Stop paying to be preached at. And then the media corporations will realize that placating the very loud, and the media that loves them, that live to be offended and outrages at the price of the public at large only costs them money. Once that happens you can guarantee their interest in the social justice warriors of the world will abate post haste.
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5:48PM on 02/23/2015
I'm hoping the rumor is false. Spider-man is Peter Parker, just like Bruce Wayne is Batman and Clark Kent is Superman. Using Miles Morales as Spider-man would not work without another origin story and fan backlash.
I'm hoping the rumor is false. Spider-man is Peter Parker, just like Bruce Wayne is Batman and Clark Kent is Superman. Using Miles Morales as Spider-man would not work without another origin story and fan backlash.
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5:45PM on 02/23/2015

I hope they do this

and keep the identity secret, until he pulls off the mask and it's a Chinese guy.
and keep the identity secret, until he pulls off the mask and it's a Chinese guy.
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5:40PM on 02/23/2015
Spider man needs to be a gay black man or else no one will ever be equal ever!
Spider man needs to be a gay black man or else no one will ever be equal ever!
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5:36PM on 02/23/2015

I don't see it working

If they go with Milo Morales, that means a brand new origins tale, and there's no way they can shoehorn that into CIVIL WAR unless they make yet another SPIDER-MAN origins tale. And I don't see that happening. I'm not opposed to a black Spider-Man but it would cause a lot of script issues, unless they suddenly said, "Peter Parker is now black!"

Ideally, they should bring back Andrew Garfield and keep him as SPIDER-MAN. I liked him in the role, and it would ease a lot of the story hassles.
If they go with Milo Morales, that means a brand new origins tale, and there's no way they can shoehorn that into CIVIL WAR unless they make yet another SPIDER-MAN origins tale. And I don't see that happening. I'm not opposed to a black Spider-Man but it would cause a lot of script issues, unless they suddenly said, "Peter Parker is now black!"

Ideally, they should bring back Andrew Garfield and keep him as SPIDER-MAN. I liked him in the role, and it would ease a lot of the story hassles.
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5:42PM on 02/23/2015
I feel the same. Their best option is to either:
a) bring Garfield back as Peter/Spider-man and make his 2 movies Marvel Universe cannon
or
b) bring back Maquire as an older Peter/Spider-man married to MJ and make Raimi's movies cannon.

Starting fresh at this point seems stupid. They have 2 Spider-man's origin movies and don't need to retell a third. Use what you already have. Either make ASM cannon with a Garfield or re-cast white guy or Raimi's as cannon with Maquire (for an older
I feel the same. Their best option is to either:
a) bring Garfield back as Peter/Spider-man and make his 2 movies Marvel Universe cannon
or
b) bring back Maquire as an older Peter/Spider-man married to MJ and make Raimi's movies cannon.

Starting fresh at this point seems stupid. They have 2 Spider-man's origin movies and don't need to retell a third. Use what you already have. Either make ASM cannon with a Garfield or re-cast white guy or Raimi's as cannon with Maquire (for an older Parker) would work.
5:32PM on 02/23/2015
A good actor is a good actor.
But the fact this casting rumor looks almost like a setup to get fan backlash. And the fact that it involves a character that Marvel was mad because they did not control him (and still only have him back for one team and one solo movie) adds another level to it.
A good actor is a good actor.
But the fact this casting rumor looks almost like a setup to get fan backlash. And the fact that it involves a character that Marvel was mad because they did not control him (and still only have him back for one team and one solo movie) adds another level to it.
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5:20PM on 02/23/2015

fml

why was i born in a time when everyone is such a fucking pussy
why was i born in a time when everyone is such a fucking pussy
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7:21PM on 02/23/2015
I agree, so many people afraid of a race change, bunch of pussies.
I agree, so many people afraid of a race change, bunch of pussies.
5:11PM on 02/23/2015

*Sigh

Wow!! Just Wow!! A possible Black Captain America, now a Black Human Flamer, and they're rumoring a Black Spider-Man. Can't wait to see the Black Wolverine and a Filipino Xavier.
Wow!! Just Wow!! A possible Black Captain America, now a Black Human Flamer, and they're rumoring a Black Spider-Man. Can't wait to see the Black Wolverine and a Filipino Xavier.
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4:57AM on 02/24/2015
Instead of Charles Xavier you'll have Carlos Javier.
Instead of Charles Xavier you'll have Carlos Javier.
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5:05PM on 02/23/2015
The fact that he says "95%sure" that many times...makes me almost 100%sure he's full of shit..
The fact that he says "95%sure" that many times...makes me almost 100%sure he's full of shit..
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6:45PM on 02/23/2015
you are wise sir.
you are wise sir.
5:01PM on 02/23/2015
This is a bad fucking news
This is a bad fucking news
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5:01PM on 02/23/2015

If we are going PC, we should make him gay and put him in a relationship with Dr Strange

I think being gay is way more PC than making Spidey black.
I think being gay is way more PC than making Spidey black.
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4:58PM on 02/23/2015
LOFL!

I see a lot of people preemptively stating they're not racist and because they're against this (and not black) they'll get called a racist.

Scanning through this thread though I notice a lack of comments accusing others of being racist. Drop the victim mentality already.
LOFL!

I see a lot of people preemptively stating they're not racist and because they're against this (and not black) they'll get called a racist.

Scanning through this thread though I notice a lack of comments accusing others of being racist. Drop the victim mentality already.
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4:16AM on 02/24/2015
Have you read the whole thread? Its in there. Also I'd wager these cautious attitudes are formed from previous experience on these forums where it certainly has been said (admittedly more so than here which is progress). People respond from prior experience which is valid. We live in an extremely over PC world right now to the extent that this very PC attitude only serves to add fuel to the various problems. People are cautious these days about what they say and not without reason.
Have you read the whole thread? Its in there. Also I'd wager these cautious attitudes are formed from previous experience on these forums where it certainly has been said (admittedly more so than here which is progress). People respond from prior experience which is valid. We live in an extremely over PC world right now to the extent that this very PC attitude only serves to add fuel to the various problems. People are cautious these days about what they say and not without reason.
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4:45PM on 02/23/2015

Don't care

I could honestly careless one way or the other because to me, if the race of the character isn't an essential part of the story then changing that characters race has no importance of the plot as a whole. People will argue that Marvel and DC could easily just create new heroes that represent people of color in order to avoid hurting some white fans nostalgic upbringing of their favorite hero because he or she represented something that aspired to be in some capacity. I hate to break it to you
I could honestly careless one way or the other because to me, if the race of the character isn't an essential part of the story then changing that characters race has no importance of the plot as a whole. People will argue that Marvel and DC could easily just create new heroes that represent people of color in order to avoid hurting some white fans nostalgic upbringing of their favorite hero because he or she represented something that aspired to be in some capacity. I hate to break it to you but it's not that easy. Kids don't turn to comic books like they use to, they turn to film. And suddenly introducing a black and/or Latino hero for the first time is almost guaranteed to not be a box office smash no matter which studio is backing it. If Deadshot and the Human Torch are black, who cares? I didn't see anyone raising hell when the race of Khan was changed to a British white guy or when Scarlett J. was cast as the main lead in Ghost in the Shell. Accountability for representation works both ways. Studios are trying to walk a fine line between making fans happy and appealing to a wider general audience which accounts for more minorities seeing these movies versus whites.
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4:42PM on 02/23/2015
It isnt racist to say no......for example if they cast a white actor as Blade there would be uproar
It isnt racist to say no......for example if they cast a white actor as Blade there would be uproar
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4:38PM on 02/23/2015
I don't believe it. Spiderman fans would be absolutely done with Sony.
I don't believe it. Spiderman fans would be absolutely done with Sony.
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4:36PM on 02/23/2015
No. As long as Spider-Man is concerned, everything about Spider-Man so far (various cartoons, toys, etc.) is Peter Parker. They won't change that.
No. As long as Spider-Man is concerned, everything about Spider-Man so far (various cartoons, toys, etc.) is Peter Parker. They won't change that.
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4:34PM on 02/23/2015
Miles Morales is boring. Period. The idea of him being the new Spider-Man Miles rather than Peter Parker is hated by almost everyone. Sony and Marvel would have to be idiotic to go that direction. All it takes is one idiot with a computer at either of those studios to go online and see how the vast majority of fans feel. So that makes me think (and hope) Sneider is making shit up. If they do this, they've failed before they even started. Substance doesn't come from race alone. Making Spider-Man
Miles Morales is boring. Period. The idea of him being the new Spider-Man Miles rather than Peter Parker is hated by almost everyone. Sony and Marvel would have to be idiotic to go that direction. All it takes is one idiot with a computer at either of those studios to go online and see how the vast majority of fans feel. So that makes me think (and hope) Sneider is making shit up. If they do this, they've failed before they even started. Substance doesn't come from race alone. Making Spider-Man black won't automatically guarantee success for your future franchise. We've waited too damn long to see Peter Parker join the Avengers. This would be a huge "fuck you" to the fans.
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4:33PM on 02/23/2015

Sorry

I never have a problem with Casting against type or taking artistic license. As a child of the 70s and 80s reading Spiderman all through the time and into the early 90s I will tell you, to me Spiderman will always be dorky little Peter Parker. I would not give up on marvels spectacular vision and jump ship over this, but I would be much more interested in another incarnation of Peter Parker in the webs. Although I know I was A Minority on this issue, I really like Garfield's take on the
I never have a problem with Casting against type or taking artistic license. As a child of the 70s and 80s reading Spiderman all through the time and into the early 90s I will tell you, to me Spiderman will always be dorky little Peter Parker. I would not give up on marvels spectacular vision and jump ship over this, but I would be much more interested in another incarnation of Peter Parker in the webs. Although I know I was A Minority on this issue, I really like Garfield's take on the character quite enjoyed last couple movies. In fact I've liked every Spiderman movie that has graced the screen. That's because I just love Spiderman. He's by far my favorite comic book character and the one that I personally related to the most. I was due in no small part to the character Peter Parker.
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4:35PM on 02/23/2015
With that said, I do really like Donald Glover and if they do go this way I think henwould be awesome!
With that said, I do really like Donald Glover and if they do go this way I think henwould be awesome!
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4:31PM on 02/23/2015

Spider black

This is so stupid
This is so stupid
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4:23PM on 02/23/2015

Thumbs down on this, not because of the idea, but because Jeff Sneider is making crap up just to gett attention

Sneider has made crap up in the past and it sounds like he's doing it again, heck that guy ought to go work for Latino Review instead he'd fit right in.

In both of their major press releases Sony has specified that they WILL be using Peter Parker. That doesn't mean that they can't make Peter black, but judging by how close Marvel Studios likes to tick to the source material and the fact that Peter is white in both the mainstream universe and the ultimate universe I don't see this panning
Sneider has made crap up in the past and it sounds like he's doing it again, heck that guy ought to go work for Latino Review instead he'd fit right in.

In both of their major press releases Sony has specified that they WILL be using Peter Parker. That doesn't mean that they can't make Peter black, but judging by how close Marvel Studios likes to tick to the source material and the fact that Peter is white in both the mainstream universe and the ultimate universe I don't see this panning out.
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4:20PM on 02/23/2015

I don't know who this jabroni is...

but I wish Marvel would releae a statement already confirming that the new Spiderman is Peter Parker. I know this isn't official confirmation but the guys at ign believe that marvel released a statement confirming that Peter Parker is still the Spiderman we are going to get. Now changing Peter Parker to a black/ Hispanic character would be just plain stupid. Don't tell me that after years of thinking we would never get this cross over, Marvel would fuck us by giving us a version of Spiderman
but I wish Marvel would releae a statement already confirming that the new Spiderman is Peter Parker. I know this isn't official confirmation but the guys at ign believe that marvel released a statement confirming that Peter Parker is still the Spiderman we are going to get. Now changing Peter Parker to a black/ Hispanic character would be just plain stupid. Don't tell me that after years of thinking we would never get this cross over, Marvel would fuck us by giving us a version of Spiderman virtually no fan has any kind of connection with.

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