While Marvel powers their way to the cinema screens with the coming Spider-Man: Homecoming film starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Sony also has plans for the franchise. The animated feature that was announced a while back seems to be putting Miles Morales in the forefront.
Backstage has a casting call for a Sony production which sneakily sounds like two characters resembling Miles Morales and his friend from the comics, Ganke Lee:
Terrence (Lead): Male, 13-15 — a young African-American/Puerto Rican teen from Brooklyn; he is new to this suburban school and now feeling out of place, overwhelmed, pressured with new responsibilities, and dealing with puberty; while trying to fit in he must do his best to stay out of trouble; along the way in developing his identity he’s losing old friends but now making a new one, Pete.
Pete (Supporting): Male, 13-16 — a young, slightly geeky, Asian-American teen; he’s smart, sweet, and encouraging; although very unlike any of the friends Terrence had in his old Brooklyn neighborhood, Pete proves to be a good fit for Terrence making good decisions.
The description for the film also states: “…a Sony Animated feature which chronicles the adventures of two unlikely friends, Terrence and Pete.”
The production is listed as “Cabin Fever”, and one thing we do know for big production like these codenames are used in place of real character names and titles. As such ‘Terrence’ is spot on character description for Morales.
Hopefully the animation will employ the fluidity and dynamism you’d find in more anime / hardcore animation titles.
Sony’s Spider-Man animated feature is slated for 2018
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