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If Spider-Man is Now a Black Latino in Comics, Why Will He Stay White in Movies?

Meet Miles Morales:

Miles Morales Spider-Man

Morales was originally a part of Ultimate Marvel.

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It’s an alternate comic universe where the stories of characters such as Spider-Man, Wolverine and The X-Men were reimagined.

Here’s a clip of Peter Parker meeting Miles Morales:

Credit: Marvel Entertainment / YouTube

It’s from the animated series Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors. Morales is played by Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), who previously campaigned to get an audition for The Amazing Spider-Man in 2010 (the part went to Andrew Garfield).

Glover had to settle for wearing this in an episode of Community:

Donald Glover Spiderman in Community

Marvel Comics recently announced that Morales will become the main Spider-Man of their official universe.

Spider-Man Miles Morales
Credit: Marvel Entertainment

Morales will star in his own series titled Spider-Man. His mentor, Peter Parker, will continue to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man. Co-creator and writer Brian Michael Bendis told the NY Daily News that he’s “not Spider-Man with an asterisk.” He added: [I]t’s the real Spider-Man for kids of color, for adults of color and everybody else.”

Yep, Marvel’s official Spider-Man will be black and Latino.

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Don’t like it?

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BTW, Morales isn’t the first Latino Spider-Man.

Spider-Man 2099
Credit: Marvel Entertainment

That distinction belongs to the lead character of Spider-Man 2099: Miguel O’Hara, a geneticist who was born to Mexican and Irish parents. Spider-Man 2099 made its debut in 1992 and ended its run in 1996.

Will we see Morales in upcoming Spider-Man movies? Probably not.

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Marvel and Sony Pictures recently announced that they’ve found a new Peter Parker:

Actor Tom Holland
Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty

That’s 19-year-old British actor Tom Holland. Some people have asked: “Why another white guy?”

Leaked emails from Sony and Marvel show that they couldn’t portray Peter Parker as anything but “Caucasian and heterosexual.”

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Credit: Hanna Barbera / Marvel / Serpentorslair

Sorry, Miles.

What’s the big deal, guys? There’s already been a Japanese Spidey:

Japanese Spider-Man

And he was AWESOME.

Japanese Spider-Man

Would you like to see the new Spider-Man, Miles Morales, in a movie? Would you prefer Peter Parker? Comment below to let us know.

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Disney’s ‘Lilo & Stich,’ Is Going To Be Made Into A Live-Action Film!

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Disney’s ‘Lilo & Stich,’ Is Going To Be Made Into A Live-Action Film!

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Welcome back, Disney ohana!

Whether it feels like the release of Disney’s Lilo & Stitch happened just years ago, or was a lifetime away, you’re in for a real treat! The 2002 American animated science fiction comedy-drama movie which was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards is getting the remake treatment. This time, with a pretty human, pretty live-action ohana.

Including perhaps, the Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu.

According to reports by Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, Chu is in talks to help create the upcoming live-action remake.

The new film is being produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback. Both producers worked on the live-action version of Aladdin which starred Will Smith. Currently, Disney has a draft of the film which was written by Mike Van Waes. However, the entertainment company is looking for another writer to help Chu to develop the draft further.

It is unknown whether the new film will be released in theaters or on Disney +.

The original animated film was written and directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois and narrates the story of a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo. After mistaking an alien who actually is a genetic experiment for a dog, Lilo adopts him as her new friend and member of her “ohana” which only includes Lilo and her older sister Nani.

Chu might just be the perfect pick for Disney’s latest live-action remake.

Earlier this year, Chu was tapped to direct and executive produce the Willow series. This past year, he directed In The Heights, the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, which will see its debut in 2021.

Of course, the new remake is hardly anything new for Disney. The studio is going full-steam ahead when it comes to remaking its classic animated films in live-action. Earlier this year, fans saw the release of Mulan. This summer, scheduled to be released May 28, 2021, the studio will debut the film Cruela, a remake of the 101 Dalmatians classic. The film will focus on the early years of the dalmatian-wearing villain Cruella de Vil. Emma Stone will star as the title character and the film is set in the punk rock era of 1970s London.

Earlier this year, Disney announced that it would remake The Little Mermaid, which was originally based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale. The announcement stirred up quite a bit of excitement when it was revealed that she would star Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.

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Selena Gomez Will Play Trailblazing Gay Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

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Selena Gomez Will Play Trailblazing Gay Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

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Selena Gomez is ready to make mountains into movies

The Texas-born singer, actress, and producer has set her sights on a big-screen biopic about Peruvian mountaineer Silvia Vásquez-Lavado who became the first Peruvian woman to summit Mount Everest. Vásquez-Lavado is also the first openly gay woman to scale the Seven Summits in their entirety.

In the Shadow of the Mountain is an upcoming biopic based on Vásquez-Lavado’s memoir of the same name.

The Seven Summits challenge encourages climbers to climb the highest mountain on each continent.

Vásquez-Lavado’s story of pursuit and inspiration will be produced by Scott Budnick’s impact-focused co-finance company One Community. The company is a film, television, and digital content co-financing company that “harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and encourage positive change in the world.” The film aligns with One Community’s efforts given the fact that Vásquez-Lavado’s story follows her childhood experience of assault and neglect. According to Vásquez-Lavado mountaineering proved to be a source of healing.

Vásquez-Lavado’s memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain is scheduled to be published in winter 2022.

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I am so humbled and grateful to share this thrilling news, which has been in the works for the last 10months, that an all-star team has optioned my upcoming memoir In The Shadow of the Mountain (to be published 02-2022 by @madelinecjones Holt/Macmillan) for a movie adaptation. I am so honored and touched for the bold, talented, and brilliant @selenagomez in taking the starring role and as producer; To her incredible team @zackmorgenroth and @aleenkeshishian; Grateful to have the groundbreaking visionary #DonnaGigliotti and her Tempesta films involved; For the talented @elginnjames on the helm for screenplay and direction; And the support of @onecommunity films led by the trailblazer @scottbudnick1 and @lauren_denormandie None of this would have happened without the faith of my amazing family at @ideaarchitects, my incredible agent and dearest friend @laralovehardin, #dougabrams and my sweet family at WME led by #sylvierabineau and #carolinabeltran And to all of my family and friends, thank you for all your words of encouragement and support along this road. I can’t wait to share more! Link on my bio!

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Vásquez-Lavado’s work in survivor circles has been heralded, particularly her efforts to organize treks to Mt. Everest’s base camp for other women who have endured abuse.”

Oscar-winner Donna Gigliotti who is set to produce the film, called Vásquez-Lavado “a force of nature.” Scott and I are so excited to work with Elgin and Selena to tell this story of resilience, courage, adventure, and humanity.”

Gigliotti has worked on acclaimed films such as best picture Oscar-winner Shakespeare in Love, she also produced films such as The Reader, Silver Linings Playbook, and Hidden Figures.

“We are thrilled to get to work bringing Silvia’s incredible and inspiring story to life onscreen,” Budnick said of the film.

Gomez will produce the film through her July Moon Productions. Vásquez-Lavado will executive produce.

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