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Sony Unveils Trailer For The First Black Spider-Man Film

Back in April of 2015, Sony Pictures unveiled plans to produce an animated Spider-Man film with writing and directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. We now learn the film will swap out a focus on Marvel character Peter Parker in exchange for a more modern Spidey, Miles Morales

Morales first appeared in the Marvel Universe in August of 2011 in the comie Ultimate Fallout, #4 garnering both negative and positive reactions,  following the death of Peter Parker. As many rightfully mourned the loss of Parker, others were excited about the prospects of adding a new and POC-friendly storyline to the Spider-Man trope.

(Image: Sony / Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Miles comes from an Afro-Latino background, putting a spin on the perspective captured in the new film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Voiced by Shameik Moore of Netflix's The Get Down, the new film is sure to be a treat. 

Like Peter Parker, Miles was bitten by a radioactive spider and developed a series of superpowers which transformed him into Spiderman– after the Green Goblin killed Peter. With the film's first trailer now debuted, we see Miles still set against the NYC backdrop, yet clumsily exploring the possibilities of what it means to be Spider-Man for those that have caught the bug.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse will hit theatres December 21st, 2018. Watch below to catch the hi-def debut.

By Kimberly B. Johnson, published on 12/12/2017