The Walking Dead's Tyler James Williams Would Really Like To Play This Marvel Character

Marvel Studios has not yet found the actor that they want to play Spider-Man, but reports suggest it's now a two horse raise between Asa Butterfield and Tom Holand to become the new Peter Parker. That being said, should the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever be interested in crafting a live-action Miles Morales, one actor they may want to consider for the part is Tyler James Williams - who evidently would totally be down for the role.

Flicks and the City caught up with the Walking Dead actor at the MCM London Comic Con, and it was while discussing the current state of comic book movies that the subject of him potentially playing a big screen version of Miles Morales came up. Talking about whether or not he would be interested in the opportunity, Williams explained,

I kind of followed the Miles Morales character quite a bit... And I'm open to the idea, I am. I'm not starting campaigns for it because I trust Marvel. I've read for them before. So I trust what their decisions will be. But yeah, I'd love to do it. I would absolutely love to do it.

For those unfamiliar with the Miles Morales character, he comes from what's called the Ultimate Marvel Universe - which was a fictional universe created in Marvel comics back in 2000 as a means of updating and re-imagining some key characters for the 21st century. For years, Peter Parker was still the Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe, but in 2011 he was killed in a battle with the Green Goblin. Marvel then introduced the half-black/half-Hispanic teenager Miles Morales as the new Spider-Man, and his has been shooting webs and taking down bad guys ever since.

Miles Morales

Now, you might be thinking that Miles Morales would only be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe if the Peter Parker winds up being killed off, but that's really small thinking. After all, in the comics Marvel just recently pulled off a major event called Spider-Verse, which saw Spider-Men from all kinds of different realities and timelines working together to try and take down a villain trying to kill all of them. While the MCU doesn't necessarily have to do anything this big, why not at some point tear a small hole between realities and let Peter Parker and Miles Morales do their thing on the big screen together?

As for Tyler James Williams, he certainly wouldn't be a bad choice play Miles Morales on the big screen, as he has a solid career in comedy and he's even gotten some comic book adaptation experience now thanks to The Walking Dead. The only issue may be his age, as he is currently 22, and if Marvel decides to wait on Morales that could very well age him out of the part. That being said, who's to say what changes Marvel might be willing to make.

Given that Captain America: Civil War is already in production (the film where Spider-Man is expected to make his MCU debut), it probably won't be too much longer until we find out who the studio has selected to be their new Peter Parker - and after that hopefully we'll start learning more about the direction in which they plan to take the character. Stay tuned for more updates!

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