Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Producers Explain Why Miles Morales Was Chosen As Lead

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While Marvel fans love the fact that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse decided to put the focus on Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker, the creative team's decision might seem a little bit odd considering the latter's popularity. However, it seems like Sony was entirely on board with producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller's decision.

Speaking in an interview with Fandango, Lord and Miller opened up about working on Into the Spider-Verse, sharing how they become the producers of the highly-anticipated comic book animated movie. According to Lord, Sony bigwigs Amy Pascal and Avi Arad approached him and his partner with the idea of working on a Spider-Man animated movie.

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"Of course, the first thing you think is, well, doing an animated movie with the source material of a comic book, you can really, really get into the artistry in a way that no live action version of a comic book movie ever did, and that was really exciting," Lord explained. " But then we also were really excited to tell the story of Miles Morales. So, first, we said, 'Uh.' And then we said, 'We'll do it, but only if it's the Miles Morales story.' And luckily, they were super on board."

While Miles Morales was introduced much later in 2011, the character became a fan-favorite character with a passionate following. Readers loved how Miles became the center of attention in Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man and many were eager to see Marvel Studios setting out Easter Eggs for Miles in Tom Holland's first standalone film as everyone's favorite wall-crawler, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

We can't wait to see Miles take the spotlight on the big screen when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse premieres on December 14.

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