RJ Cyler’s first big break came with his role as Earl Jackson in the 2015 independent film Me, Earl and the Dying Girl and earlier this year he starred in the little-known film reboot of Power Rangers as Blue Ranger Billy Cranston, the first autistic film superhero. He’s also landed a role on Showtime’s I’m Dying up Here and in crime drama White Boy Rick with Matthew McConaughey which is set for release next year. He’s got no signs of slowing down however and the 22-year-old already has his sights set on his next character: Miles Morales.
If you’re new around here, Miles Morales is a New York teenager who has to tell with being both a teenager as well as everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man only with a slight change from what we’re used to: Miles is of Hispanic and black descent. Many have praised the character, including G.OA.T. Stan Lee himself and while an animated movie featuring Miles is set for release in 2018, fans are calling for a live-action version.
In an interview with Screen Rant, Cyler openly discussed his love for the character:
“I’d definitely want to be Miles Morales in Spider-Man. That’s my dream role, to be honest, to play Miles Morales, because for one, I know that I would totally geek out the entire time, because Spider-Man is my favorite superhero. I have a Spider-Man steering wheel, Spider-Man floor mats, that’s just me. So that’s my perfect role, that’s my ideal role for the future. Rather distant, or some other time, you know?”
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