Into The Spider-Verse’s Shameik Moore Wants To Play A Live-Action Spider-Man, And Fight Tom Hardy’s Venom

Shameik Moore as Miles Morales using his Spidey Senses in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
(Image credit: (Sony Pictures Animation))

Since Miles Morales' Spider-Man first appeared on Marvel comic book pages in 2011, readers have been rallying for a big screen origin story for the young hero. Sony Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse allows the fan favorite to shine front in center, beside some other amazing spider-heroes.

When 23-year-old Shameik Moore, who voices Miles Morales in the film was asked by MTV International if he would suit up for a live-action Marvel movie, he didn't hesitate to show his deep interest to play the role, with these words:

Most definitely. I definitely want to be the live-action Miles Morales. I understand that he's a young kid, but hopefully, you know, they can play with time and put me in there.

Hope Sony is listening because we would love to see Shameik Moore lend more than just his voice to Miles Morales' Spider-Man. The breakout star is no stranger to a stunning on screen performance, such as in the 2015 film Dope and Netflix's The Get Down. It would be a really interesting move by Sony to bring the characters established in their animated film to life in live-action and why not use an actor who already knows the character well?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales' story from the beginning, as the character is bit by a radioactive spider at 13 years old. This would pose a bit of an issue for Shameik Moore as he is ten years older than Miles. The actor does realize this and pitches that for a live-action Miles Morales starring himself, they could move through time a little to make it possible.

Not only is Shameik Moore ready to swing into action, he has just the villain he'd want to fight; it even fits contractually with Sony's sprouting Spider-Verse universe. Here's his choice:

I would love to be fighting Venom as Miles, with Tom Hardy. You know what I mean? That would be great. I would love to play on screen with my favorite actor out right now.

Yes, yes, yes! While Peter Parker is over at the MCU with the Avengers, Miles Morales could take post at Sony's Spider-Verse that started this year with the blockbuster hit Venom. Shameik Moore wasn't shy about his adoration for Tom Hardy, or how he would love to work with him in a Spider-Verse team up. He also believes that collaboration would challenge him as an actor to show what he's really capable of.

Okay, this amazing pitch is kind of a long shot -- especially since those who have seen it are especially praising Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for its incredible use of animation. And the medium certainly allowed the film to show off what the live-action Spidey flicks couldn't quite pull off.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has already been ordered a sequel and spinoff, so Shameik Moore isn't saying goodbye to his Spider-Man role anytime soon. On the flip side, what if Tom Hardy voiced an animated Venom in one of the upcoming Spider-Verse films? Maybe we're getting a too ahead of ourselves... check out Into the Spider-Verse in theaters this Friday.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
Staff Writer

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