Miles Morales is finally headlining his own Spider-Man movie.
The Ultimate Spider-Man will serve as the main star in a future animated Spider-Man film. The news was announced during a press conference held by Sony Pictures earlier today. According to a report from io9 the press conference also featured early footage that featured Morales going up against a villain dressed in a purple and yellow outfit, as well as revealed that Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey will serve as directors.
The animated movie will have no ties to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie), but it is nice to see Morales getting some spotlight on the big screen. The animated film will be heading to theaters on December 21, 2018.
Until then, Homecoming will surely keep fans of Spider-Man satisfied, which makes its highly anticipated debut in theaters on July 7, 2017. A trailer for the movie was released a month ago, which shows Peter Parker (portrayed by Tom Holland) trying to balance his life as a high school student and superhero. The two minute clip also hints at Peter’s relationship with the Iron Man himself Tony Stark (portrayed by Robert Downey Jr.), as the latter mentors the former (especially when villain Vulture pops up on the scene).
Homecoming follows after Captain America: Civil War, the movie where fans were first introduced to the latest iteration of Spider-Man. Holland’s portrayal of the comic book character was one of the many standout performances within the movie, along with the introduction of Black Panther (portrayed by Chadwick Boseman).
Alongside Holland and Downey, the cast for Spider-Man: Homecoming will also include: Zendaya; Donald Glover; Bokeem Woodbine; Hannibal Buress; Marisa Tomei; Jacob Batalon; Kenneth Choi; Michael Keaton; and others. The film is directed by Jon Watts and produced by Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige.