Spider-Man Movie Producers Reveal They Know Nothing About the Character


Avi Arad says you'll never see Miles Morales on the big screen.

Avi Arad says you’ll never see Miles Morales on the big screen.

Just the other day, Sony’s Spider-Man producer Avi Arad made a lot of comic book fans mad with his arrogant comments about how Spidey is the center of the comic universe and above teaming up with The Avengers.

With The Amazing Spider-Man opening in the US tomorrow, there are a lot of new interviews out there with the cast and crew such as this one at Comic Book Resources where Andrew Garfield says he could see Miles Morales following him in the movies:

Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character’s comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It’s something I’m really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don’t have an answer, but I think it’s actually a really important move. I think it’s a really beautiful and important move.

Not so fast Spidey, Avi Arad has responded to such an idea to The Playlist saying that there will always be Peter Parker in their movies. His reasoning for this is proof that the people making these movies have no fraking clue about anything remotely close to the comic book:

Are Miles Morales (“Ultimate Spider-Man”), Ben Reilly (clone Spider-Man) or Miguel O’Hara (“Spider-Man 2099”) on the table? If you want a Spider-Man movie every year why not bring in some of the other variations?

Tolmach: No.

Arad: No. The one thing you cannot do, when you have a phenomena that has stood the test of time, you have to be true to the real character inside – who is Peter Parker? What are the biggest effects on his life? Then you can draw in time, and you can consider today’s world in many ways. But to have multiple ones… I don’t know if you remember, but Marvel tried it. And it was almost the end of Spider-Man.

Miles Morales was almost the end of Spider-Man? Is this guy living in the same world as everyone else? Miles Morales, the character who revitalized the Ultimate Spider-Man comics (which the movies are heavily based on), somehow nearly ended the character?

He could be talking about Ben Reilly, but the Scarlet Spider has his own group of fans as well as an on-going comic (although he’s Kane now in that book). As does Miguel O’Hara, which is why Marvel is bringing back Spider-Man 2099 this July and the character has been in Superior Spider-Man over the last year!

People who read Spider-Man comics, both the “616” Peter Parker and “Ultimate” Miles Morales titles, should be offended that people this ignorant are in charge of making Spider-Man movies at Sony.

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