This fall, the main Marvel Universe is getting a new Spider-Man. Miles Morales -- the black and Latino Spider-Man who replaced the deceased Peter Parker in Marvel's recently destroyed Ultimate universe -- will be part of the "All-New, All Different" Marvel universe, the New York Daily News revealed today.
Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Miles Morales debuted in 2011 when the Ultimate universe's Peter Parker was murdered. He quickly became a fan favorite. And with the destruction of both the main Marvel universe and the Ultimate universe in this summer's crossover event "Secret Wars," Morales is now set to become the main Spider-Man of the newly formed universe. He will be mentored by an adult Peter Parker.
“Our message has to be [that] it’s not Spider-Man with an asterisk. It’s the real Spider-Man for kids of color, for adults of color and everybody else,” Bendis told the New York Daily News.
Earlier this week, portions of a licensing agreement between Sony Pictures, who owns the cinematic rights to the character, and Marvel Comics were published by Gawker. The agreement stipulated that Spider-Man could not be homosexual, unless there was a version of the character in the comics that was, and that Peter Parker had to Caucasian. When Sony and Marvel announced that they were partnering on another cinematic reboot of Spider-Man, many fans hoped Miles would be chosen for the new movies. Unfortunately, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed that the new Spider-Man would be another teenage Peter Parker.
When Miles Morales makes his debut in the All-New, All-Different universe, he will be joining an African-American Captain America, a female Thor, fan-favorite Ms. Marvel and other heroes in the "All-New, All-Different Avengers," which was previewed in May on Free Comic Book Day. Morales was also featured on the promotional image for the new universe.