Spider-Men

Tom Holland talks 'super cool' Miles Morales, and his Spider-Man tip for the Russo Brothers

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Apr 24, 2018

Last year, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming not only served as Peter Parker’s first solo movie in the MCU, it also set the stage for the debut of the Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales. Within Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics, Peter Parker met an early demise, and his mantle was picked by Miles. Since his first appearance, Miles has won a devoted following of his own. And during a press junket for Avengers: Infinity War, the MCU's Spidey, Tom Holland, revealed that he’s well aware of who Miles is and how he relates to Peter. 

Via ComicBook.com, Holland told interviewer Xilla Valentine that "Miles Morales is another version of Spider-Man, and he is super cool... And he has different powers to Spider-Man, similar powers, and [their] storylines are intertwined... I'd love to work with Miles, I think it would be great. We've definitely put the building blocks in. There's been a few teases in the first film."

In Homecoming, Donald Glover portrays Aaron Davis, Miles’ uncle. Aaron even refers to his nephew in the film, although not by name. However, Holland’s Infinity War co-star Benedict Cumberbatch was adamant about his feelings regarding any move to pull Peter Parker out of the spotlight. 

"Give the guy his stage for another few flicks," said Cumberbatch. “I want to see where this one goes first. Are we really that impatient? He's still young!" 

Holland responded by assuring Cumberbatch that Peter and Miles have co-existed as a team, although he didn’t quite get around to explaining that Peter becomes Miles’ mentor in the prime Marvel Universe. However, Holland did share a story about a technical suggestion he had for Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo when he attended the world premiere of the film.

"In Spider-Man: Homecoming, if I was ever upside down doing dialogue, they would just stick my hair up and flip the camera upside down," explained Holland. "Because as soon as you dangle upside down, you have veins popping out of your head and it doesn't look very flattering. So the Russos, I had to be like, 'Guys, here's a little tip about filming upside down people.' But we didn't actually do it."

Avengers: Infinity War opens on Friday.