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Dream Casting: More Spider-Man spin-offs

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Jul 5, 2018

Dream Casting is an imaginative look at the casting process of potential Hollywood projects based on comics and other media. This isn't just about what is being made; this is about what should be made, and who we think should be the stars.

With Venom on the way soon, and news already out about who's playing Morbius the Living Vampire, it seems like Sony's plan to build a Spider-Man extended universe is actually happening this time around.

With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to cast some other Spider-Man characters who could potentially spin off into their own projects. Silver and Black, starring Silver Sable and the Black Cat, is apparently still in production, so I started with those two characters and expanded outward from there.

Ana de Armas as Silver Sable

Ana de Armas as Silver Sable

Ana de Armas made an impression playing an AI in Blade Runner 2049, and I think she's ready to step-up as the lead (or at least co-lead) of an action movie.

Erin Kellyman as the Black Cat

Erin Kellyman as the Black Cat

Whether you liked Solo: A Star Wars Story or not, you definitely remember the first time you saw Erin Kellyman's face in it. She's a promising young performer with a great look, and I'm ready to believe she has supernatural luck powers.

Aaron Paul as Carnage

Aaron Paul as Carnage

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, The Path) is great at playing troubled characters, and he could really go all-out as the chaotic Carnage.

Lakeith Stanfield as the Prowler

Lakeith Stanfield as the Prowler

I'm picturing Lakeith Stanfield (Death Note, Atlanta) as the Hobie Brown version of the Prowler, a villain who becomes something of a hero in his own right. On the other hand, it might be possible to bring in Donald Glover as the Aaron Davis version, who he already played in civilian guise in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Alexandra Daddario as Spider-Woman

Alexandra Daddario as Spider-Woman

Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch) has the look to play Jessica Drew and the presence to be an action movie lead.

Lili Reinhart as Spider-Gwen

Lili Reinhart as Spider-Gwen

Lili Reinhart is a standout as Betty Cooper on Riverdale, and she'd make a perfect Gwen Stacy, in or out of costume (the in-costume version's more fun, though!).

Ah-sung Ko as Silk

Ah-sung Ko as Silk

Ah-sung Ko (Snowpiercer) would be great as Cindy Moon, a young woman who gained powers in the same incident as Spider-Man, but then spent years in isolation before emerging as a spider-hero in her own right.

Cierra Ramirez as Spider-Girl

Cierra Ramirez as Spider-Girl

Cierra Ramirez (The Fosters) has just the youthful look and attitude to play the youngest member of the Spider-clan, Anya Corazon.

Martin Sensmeier as Puma

Martin Sensmeier as Puma

Puma was introduced as a villain, but turned out to be a good man who just had his own perspective as the mystically empowered protector of his Native American tribe. Martin Sensmeier (Westworld) can absolutely handle that complexity if Puma ever makes it to the screen.

Shameik Moore as Rocket Racer

Shameik Moore as Rocket Racer

The guy on a rocket-powered skateboard may not make it to movies anytime soon, but if he does, Shameik Moore (Dope, The Get Down) would be great in the role. He's also voicing the animated Miles Morales Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, so it would be cool to find him a place in the live-action Spider-verse as well.