For all the careful teasers that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige gives about their plans for the franchise, the newest reveal straight from him takes the cake. And it's something that Spider-Man and Miles Morales fans should definitely take note of.
Feige confirmed via an interview with ScreenCrush that Miles Morales, Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's creation as the half-black and half-Latino Spider-Man, actually exists in the MCU:
"All of those little things are just Easter eggs for fans until they're something more than that. But anything that's happened in the books is potential material for us. In the meantime, I think Miles is a big part of the animated movie that Sony's making. But where we go… we definitely want you to go ‘He's there. He's there somewhere.'"
That's definitely good news, and one that they can start planting the seeds to for latter movies. This has been Marvel's style in introducing other characters, which isn't a bad thing by itself. However, there should be a disclaimer of sorts, to avoid too much expectation in something that hasn't really been planned out yet.
The same goes for any plans for franchises that are not solely under Marvel Studios. For starters, Spider-Man's inclusion in the MCU was made possible with the new partnership with Sony via Amy Pascal and Tom Rothman. But until such partnerships are made and sealed, Feige states that Spider-Man's scenario is pretty unique for now.
I guess the one solace we can take from this is that Spider-Man: Homecoming is already confirmed as the first of a trilogy. If this becomes a successful run for the superhero franchise, it's possible that Marvel won't have to close its doors to repeating the same feat.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be out in theaters on July 7. For those who want to see more of Miles Morales, he has his own animated Spider-Man movie coming out on Dec. 21, 2018.