Rapper Lil Nas X has offered himself up as tribute days after Tom Holland gave a revealing interview with GQ in which he expressed his desire for Miles Morales to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a tweet, Lil Nas X can be seen posing with Spider-Men Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland with the caption “the rumors are true I will be playing miles morales”.
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Lil Nas X Ready For Miles Morales?
Now, nothing has been confirmed regarding Lil Nas X’s casting or even a live-action Miles Morales film set within the MCU, but if internet fans have taught us anything, it’s that the slightest inkling of a hint that one of their favorite characters could appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will have them talking, tweeting, theorizing, and, in some cases, badgering the studio to meet their desires until Spider-Ham’s swing.
In case you missed the abovementioned GQ article with current Spider-Man Tom Holland, he alluded to his time with the character running out and what could possibly be done with him in the future, saying, “Maybe it is time for me to move on… Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film. I have to take Peter Parker into account as well, because he is an important part of my life.. [but] if I’m playing Spider-Man when I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong”.
Having been alive for each cinematic revival of Spider-Man and most other interpretations of modern comic book characters, I can tell you that the arrival of Miles Morales would, like the Spider-Men before him, be met with love by some, hatred by others, and somewhere in that oft-ignored middle-ground by a select few. While I wasn’t following film news yet when Tobey Maguire was cast in Sam Raimi’s 2002 adaptation, I readily remember the mixed reactions when Andrew Garfield was announced and the 2 films in his tenure that followed. The same went for Tom Holland’s casting in 2017, with both fans of the Raimi films and the Marc Webb-directed Garfield ones briefly unifying in their skepticism.
The hurdle a live-action Miles Morales film has to jump is being as good as the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, which wone Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. What makes that potentially easier is that Spider-Man: No Way Home is establishing and playing with a multiverse wherein the different Spideys and their supporting casts will now co-exist within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so if one or (god forbid) all of the Spider-Men end up dying in No Way Home, it could lead to Miles Morales being introduced to take over the Spider-Mantle as New York’s protector. We won’t know if that’s the plan until Spider-Man: No Way Home comes out next month, but it’s still fun to theorize.
Lil Nas X (Whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill) became a superstar overnight with his genre-mixing Country/rap hit “Old Town Road”, which debuted in 2019 and slowly but surely dominated the music charts, spending 19 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (the longest-running #1 hit song since the chart’s 1958 inception) and being Diamond certified by the end of the year. While we must stress that it’s up in the air as to whether Miles Morales will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this juncture, if it ever is announced, we could potentially see Montero Lamar Hill/ Lil Nas X make the transition from singer to actor is the spider-webs spin the right way.
What are your thoughts on Miles Morales joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Would you want to see Lil Nas X portray him? Did you enjoy his “Old Town Road” single or the more recent “Montero”? Let us know in the comments below and on our Twitter.