New “Spider-Man” May Not Be Peter Parker?

One of the obvious ways to separate the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe-approved version of Spider-Man from the previous iterations would be to use the more recent Miles Morales version of the character from the comics rather than the obvious and classic Peter Parker take seen in the previous films.

At the time of the Marvel and Sony joint announcement which revealed that the webslinger would be sharing on screen time with the Avengers, Sony Pictures president Doug Belgrad specifically mentioned Peter Parker by name which seemed to be the end of the talk of Morales making it to the screen.

Today though, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider has some new information from his trusted sources on a recent episode of the Meet the Movie Press Podcast:

“This is not set in stone, guys, but I’m telling you right now: Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95% sure. Spider-Man’s going to be most likely black. But there’s a chance he could also be latino. 95% sure: not white. I don’t think it’s going to be Peter Parker.”

Earlier this month came casting rumors that Dylan O’Brien and Logan Lerman were the favorites to take on the Peter Parker role. If the new report is true, it would fit in line with Sony’s statement they plan to do a much younger version of the hero as Morales was a very young half African-American and half Latino character in the comics.

Whomever is cast as the new Spider-Man is expected to make his first appearance in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” which starts shooting later this year.