Interesting news coming out of this week’s Meet The Movie Press show (which I’m available for guys..let me know) where The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider was a guest. He made some comments in regards to the ethnicity of the future incarnation of Spider-Man and which possible version of the web slinger we could see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and upcoming Sony sequel. Jeff stated that he was “95% sure” that Marvel’s incarnation of Spider-Man would not be white. A move that might come as a shock to some. He also said he didn’t think it would be Peter Parker, and that even if it was he would be “most likely, black”, with a chance he could be Latino.
Since the podcast, Jeff has taken to Twitter to discuss the topic and add some interesting comments that will no doubt continue to spark good conversation amongst the fans:
Regardless of what Spider-Man’s name or race will be, I predict a radical reinvention of the character under the watchful eye of Kevin Feige
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) February 24, 2015
Obviously nothing is set in stone and until Marvel and Sony announce the casting of the new Spider-Man we will need to wait, but it will be interesting how they will handle the first involvement of our friendly neighborhood web head in his first MCU film!
Who would you like to see play the character and would it be Peter Parker or Miles Morales?