What is rumored to be an apparent casting call for Sony’s currently in the works animated “Spider-Man” movie has surfaced and seems to confirm the identity of the movie’s lead – that whomever is cast will be taking on the role of Miles Morales.
Backstage has posted a casting call for an upcoming Sony Pictures Animation project codenamed “Cabin Fever” which “chronicles the adventures of two unlikely friends, Terrence and Pete”. However there’s the obvious suggestion now floating around that it’s actually a smoke screen for the Spider-Man animated project.
The studio is reportedly looking for a male lead aged between 13 – 15 with a description very much along the lines of Miles Morales: “A young African-American/Puerto Rican teen from Brooklyn; he is new to this suburban school and now feeling out of place, overwhelmed, pressured with new responsibilities, and dealing with puberty; while trying to fit in he must do his best to stay out of trouble; along the way in developing his identity he’s losing old friends but now making a new one, Pete.”
As for ‘Pete’, it’s not Peter Parker but rather a character aged 13 – 16 who is: “A young, slightly geeky, Asian-American teen; he’s smart, sweet, and encouraging; although very unlike any of the friends Terrence had in his old Brooklyn neighborhood, Pete proves to be a good fit for Terrence making good decisions.”
The untitled animated “Spider-Man” film is targeting a Christmas 2018 release. Sony Animation is also at work on a third “Hotel Transylvania” and a “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie.