Next Friday, the world will finally get acquainted with Miles Morales with the wide theatrical release of Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. To help whet our appetites, the studio's released a never-before-seen clip that introduces us to the kind of kid that Miles is.
Titled "Gotta Go," the video opens with Miles (Shameik Moore) drawing some grafitti-esque designs at his desk and listening to "Sunflower" by Post Malone and Swae Lee, a song created specifically for the film. His reverie is broken when his dad reminds him that he needs to get to school. He scrambles to pack everything up and get on his uniform, while also saying goodbye to his parents, Jefferson Davis (Brian Tyree Henry) and Rio Morales (Luna Lauren Velez).
Once Miles is out on the street and on his way to school, we see just how familiar he is in the neighborhood. Everyone knows him and he knows them. After jumping to slap one of his designs on a street sign, he trips into the middle of the street (a foreshadowing of how agile he'll become later as Spider-Man), where his father, a cop, finds him and drives him to school, despite Miles's protestations of embarassment.
Watch the clip from 00:00 - 1:45 below:
As we learned when we saw the first 35 minutes of the movie at New York Comic Con, Miles got into a prestigious boarding school that took him away from his old friends and public school. Often feeling like he doesn't belong, he seeks the company of his uncle, Aaron Davis (Mahershala Ali), whom he does not know is the Prowler, in the employ of Kingpin (Liev Schreiber). Aaron encourages his nephew to break the rules and it's during a spraypainting session in a subway tunnel that Miles is bitten by a radioactive spider.
After he gains his powers, Miles meets an alternate version of Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) and must team up with him in order to save the entire multiverse. On the way, they meet other Spider-People like Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).
And speaking of Peter Porker/Spider-Ham, he's got his very own theme song (via EW), which you can check out below. Homer Simpson called it 11 years ago!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opens in theaters Dec. 14.