It’s official! Spider-Man: Homecoming has just made headlines for becoming the highest grossing comic-book film of 2017 so far. Not bad for a rebooted reboot huh?
Well, that’s not all the film is making headlines for. An extended version of a scene from the film was recently released online and confirms the presence of Miles Morales, the protege to Peter Parker’s Spider-Man, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
TURN BACK NOW, SPOILERS AHEAD!
In the film, Emmy-Award winning actor Donald Glover plays Aaron Davis who in the comics goes by the alias The Prowler and is the Uncle to Miles Morales. The scene released online shows the aftermath of his character’s run-in with the webslinger. Glover makes a reference to his nephew in the theatrical version and in the end Spidey handcuffs him to his own car.
In the extended scene (that has now been taken down from the internet) Glover’s character is seen trying to get someone to help him get free of his cuffs with no success. He even makes a phone call and says “Sorry Miles, I won’t be able to make it…”!
It’s clear that this portion of the scene was cut from the final version of the film to keep fans on their toes but the extended version, which will no doubt appear on the film’s Blu-Ray/DVD Special Features, shows Glover’s character calling him by name. The reference could mean a lot of things, but hopefully it opens the door for Miles to take on the mantle of The Spider-Man later on down the line.
What do you think GOC fam? Should the extended version have been kept in the theatrical release? Are you hoping to see Miles Morales in future installments of the MCU? Let us know in the comments below.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on Digitial HD and iTunes on September 26. The DVD/Blu-Ray will come a few weeks later on October 17.