Could Miles Morales be making his big screen debut in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”? According to Movie Web’s B. Alan Orange, it looks promising.
After announcing that Bokeem Woodbine was recruited to play the 3rd villain, joining Michael Keaton and Logan Marshall-Green in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, another new name has been added to director Jon Watts’ ensemble – Abraham Attah.
Best known for his role as Agu in last year’s critically acclaimed film, “Beasts of No Nation”, the 15-year-old Ghanaian clearly made an impression during his first and only film debut. Though his role has yet to be officially confirmed, rumour has it that Attah has been cast as the comic fan-favourite, Miles Morales.
For those that don’t know, the character Morales takes over as Spider-Man at some point in the comics after he was bitten by an enhanced spider while visiting his uncle Aaron Davis. After discovering that he has super-human abilities like camouflage, increased agility, and stun blast, Morales decides to follow in Peter Parker’s footsteps while adopting the philosophy “with great power, comes great responsibility”.
Of course this is purely speculation at this point in time, more details will be revealed in the near future. On the other hand, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” has turned out to be one of the most diverse casts ever assembled for a superhero film.
Apart from sharing the screen with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, Attah will also be joining the likes of Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Donald Glover, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Tony Revolori, and Disney Channel breakout Zendaya.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is expected to swings into theatres on 7th July 2017.