Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse Star Teases New Film, Hopes to Play the Live-Action Miles Morales

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  • Shameik Moore teased his role as the voice of Miles Morales in the third installment of the Spider-Verse trilogy,
    Beyond the Spider-Verse
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  • In a live-action film following Miles Morales’ version of Spider-Man, Moore hopes to play the role and is willing to undergo physical transformations for the character.
  • The character of Miles Morales is usually portrayed as a teenager, which could pose a challenge as Moore is 28 years old, but the multiverse concept allows for different variations of the character.


Marvel fans have been loving Shameik Moore as the voice of Miles Morales, having brought the animated Spidey to life in the hit film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The actor reprized the role for the acclaimed sequel, Across the Spider-Verse, now considered one of the best animated superhero films and sequels of all time. He’ll be playing the role at least once more as Moore will voice Miles in the third installment of the trilogy, Beyond the Spider-Verse, which was due to hit theaters March 29, 2024 before being delayed. At the premiere of Madame Web, Moore teased the new film by telling ScreenRant what audiences can expect:

You can expect Miles and Gwen. You can expect everything [laughs] you’re expecting the continuation from the second one. You can expect to see The Spot; you can expect some action-packed energy and some dilemmas and problems to solve.


Meanwhile, there are other big plans in store for Miles Morales. It was confirmed by producer Amy Pascal that a live-action film following Miles Morales’ version of Spider-Man is in active development, joining a supposed fourth Spider-Man film with Zendaya and Tom Holland along with the new film, Madame Web. The Miles film is in its early stages, as no actor has been announced for the role at this time. That leaves the door open for Moore to potentially play the live-action Miles as well, and as he tells THR in a new interview, he’s really hoping for that to happen, stressing that he’d give everything he had to such a role if he had the opportunity.


“I guess you would get more than the voice if I was to play it,” Moore said of what he could bring to the role. “I would get in shape, take the time to really slim, slim, slim up. Shave this beard. Go into afro-mode, take out the braids. And I would just put my entire being into that performance.”


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Miles Morales Will Finally Get a Live-Action Film


Perhaps the biggest hurdle Moore faces with trying to land the role of Miles Morales is that the character is typically depicted as a teenager. At 28 years old, Moore might be getting to the point where he cannot convincingly play a teenage role. Of course, it’s always possible that the film could imagine a version of Miles Morales that’s a little older than the teenager from the animated films. The existence of the multiverse also makes it just as possible for Moore to appear as a Miles Morales variant, even if a younger actor is cast to play the main version.


Into the Spider-Verse picks up after the events Into the Spider-Verse with Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), and others teaming up with the various Spideys from the multiverse. The film is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, and it is written by the team of Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. Other voice cast members include Biran Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Jakes Johnson, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Karan Soni, Daniel Kaluuya, and Oscar Isaac.


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is streaming on Netflix through the link below:


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