Sony has hinted at the possibility of Miles Morales, the beloved character from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). However, this move presents a significant challenge.
Miles Morales Ventures Into the Spider-Verse Once Again
The upcoming film “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” continues the thrilling adventures of Miles Morales. Unlike the previous installment, where Miles encountered various Spider-Men within his own reality, this time he embarks on a journey across the expansive Spider-Verse. The film’s trailers provide a glimpse into the diverse universes that will be featured.
The Familiar Cast And New Additions
The main trio from the original film returns, with Shameik Moore reprising his role as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld voicing Gwen Stacy (Spider-Gwen), and Jake Johnson returning as Peter B. Parker, now the father of a young Mayday. Additionally, Oscar Isaac reprises his role as Spider-Man 2099. Joining the returning stars is Jason Schwartzman, portraying the villain known as the Spot. The introduction of the Spot sets the stage for Miles Morales’ potential integration into the MCU.
Sony Establishes Miles Morales’ Multiverse Connection With Venom Crossover
In a live-action scene from “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the Spot, utilizing his interdimensional powers, opens a portal to a live-action reality. Interestingly, the portal leads him to the Venom universe, specifically inside Mrs. Chen’s convenience store. The Spot announces his intent to rob the store, solidifying Miles’ connection to the wider multiverse that encompasses the live-action universes. This connection is established by the fact that Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock also traversed the multiverse and entered the MCU in the post-credits scene of “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Consequently, the door is left open for Miles Morales to potentially join the MCU.
Sony Alters the MCU’s Live-Action-Animation Multiverse Rules
Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” showcased Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange traversing various universes, including an animated one. In this sequence, both Doctor Strange and America Chavez transition between live-action and animation. However, in the “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” trailer, the Spot’s presence in the Venom universe remains animated. While this decision aligns with the film’s storyline, it contradicts the rules previously established in the MCU.
Resolving Sony’s Multiverse Retcon
It is possible that the scene between the Spot and Mrs. Chen is solely intended for promotional purposes and may not be included in the final film. Alternatively, if the scene does appear, Sony can address the violation of the MCU’s animation to live-action rules. By explaining that characters only adapt to another universe’s medium when fully present in that universe, the absence of the Spot’s full body in the Venom universe can be justified. The film itself may provide an explanation for this apparent retcon, as it promises a deeper exploration of the multiverse and potentially hints at a meeting between Sony and the MCU.
Miles Morales’ Potential Arrival In The MCU
Rumors suggest that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man may appear in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” when Miles traverses the multiverse and encounters a live-action universe. While it remains uncertain whether this universe is the MCU or an alternate Earth, the inclusion of the Venom universe in the trailer indicates the possibility of Miles traveling to the MCU. Casting Miles for his live-action debut is a significant decision, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige may want to oversee this choice if it is tied to the MCU. However, this potential integration of Miles Morales into the MCU has already sparked controversy and raised questions about the rules of the multiverse. Explore the implications of this move and the potential crossover between the animated Spider-Verse and live-action Marvel films.