Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Shameik Moore Incepted Himself Into the Role of Miles Morales

Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, NYCC 2018

After a (glorious, stunning, emotional) half-hour preview of Marvel’s upcoming animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, fans at New York Comic Con got to hear from the cast and crew at Madison Square Garden! And we learned something very special about the central Spider-Man of the movie, Miles Morales.

The actor portraying Miles is Shameik Moore, who was familiar and enamored of the comics several years back. While filming his first feature, Dope, he found himself reading Morales’s Spider-Man adventures and was determined to play him. He told the audience:

“I had a notebook and I wrote in it ‘I want to be black Spider-Man. I am Spider-Man. I am Miles Morales.’ And here I am.”

Pretty sure this is a superpower? He literally manifested himself into the part. He should get his own comic about that.

But also he is a wonderful Miles Morales. And ...