In Daniel Espinosa’s opinion, Miles Morales of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is meant to be for the MCU.
In an interview with Uproxx, Morbius director discusses how the MCU and Sony’s own Spider-Man Universe are connected to each other. Here’s what he started his statement with:
“Miles Morales that you have in Spider-Verse, I would bet your life on that you would have Miles Morales from the Spider-Verse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point.”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released in 2018. The movie stars Shameik Moore as Miles Morales. The lead protagonist goes from being a normal Brooklyn teenager to becoming an actual superhero. The movie also introduces many other Spider-Men from various universes, as implied by the title. Consequently, the upcoming sequel looks to expand on this premise.
“It’s true, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is Part One of two films. Me, [Philip Lord], [Justin K. Thompson], [Kemp Powers], [Joaquim Dos Santos] and an incredible crew are working on both films simultaneously!”
The director also confirmed that Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will feature some new and old pals:
“a bunch of old friends… and many new ones.”
Several times in the MCU, Miles Morales has been teased about his impending arrival. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Donald Glover’s Aaron Davis was introduced. Prowler Aaron Davis is also Miles’ uncle in the comics, and the MCU version mentions that he has a nephew living in New York.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jamie Foxx’s Max Dillon/Electro also mentions that he thought Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man was Black, supposed to lead many to believe that this was a nod to the Afro-Latino Miles. A live-action Miles Morales movie rumor surfaced in November 2021. However, no further information has been released on the project since then.