Earlier this year, Miles Morales—the half-African-American, half-Latino teenager who became Ultimate Spider-Man in 2011—took over the title of plain old, unmodified Spider-Man in the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe.
However, over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—which will release its first Spider-Man movie in 2017—Spidey’s alter-ego will still be Peter Parker. (In the old Sony deal for Spider-Man, it was written into the contract that Spider-Man had to be Peter Parker, and Peter Parker had to be a straight white guy.)
Thankfully, an outfit called Bard Tales Productions have given a little gift to Morales fans, making this seven-minute Morales-as-Spider-Man short called Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story. It starts shortly after the death of Peter Parker, with Miles’ cop dad saying that Spider-Man was just a “freak in a costume,” and ends with Miles embracing his gift after a showdown with B-list bad guy Kangaroo.
Maybe if more of these fan-made Miles movies start showing up—and especially ones as good as this one—it will be enough to convince Marvel to give Miles his own movie. Fingers crossed.