By: Marv Castillo
I decided not to post this when it was originally said on Meet the Movie Press. Jeff Sneider, the week when Fifty Shades of Grey premiered, said that Spider-Man was not going to be white in the next movies. But now every one is writing about it.
From my point of view, these are good news if it turns out to be true.
Most of the audience want Peter Parker just the way it is in the cinematic universe built by Kevin Feige: white. What if it doesn’t feel fresh? I know lots of people who are not aware that Spider-Man finally joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of them will be wondering what happened to Andrew Garfield and why did they change him for these movies.
They can go with Miles Morales, but one of the things that we have to underline is that Morales is not that popular yet. The movies that are about to be released can change that, but right now people want to see Peter Parker. Miles can be introduced in one the movies and there’s some passing of the torch if Peter dies… or they can look for a black actor to play Peter Parker.
Think about it, this is a smart move. Some people don’t even like Spider-Man because of what he represents, they like his costume. Peter Parker being black will be a complaint for the first 15 minutes of the movie, but after that audiences will move on.
Source: Meet the Movie Press