Miles Morales is one of the most popular teenage superheroes in the Marvel Universe. The character is originally from the alternate universe Earth-1610, where he lived with his parents in Brooklyn, New York. The universe was also known as Ultimate Universe, and Marvel Comics even dedicated a special comic book order line named Ultimate Comics. After the major comic book event Secret Wars, Miles, with many characters from Earth-1610, relocated to the main Earth-616, where he is now working with Peter Parker and the rest of the Avengers.
Miles Morales has never been part of the live-action MCU movies. Still, it has been successfully immortalized in Sony’s animated movies, which became a huge part of the popular culture and staples of future animated projects. This article will discuss all Miles Morales movies and suggest the optimal watch order. However, despite not having “a representative” in the live-action MCU, we will mention references to the character, making this article more interesting.
How many Miles Morales movies are out there?
There are currently two Miles Morales movies. The first movie, titled ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ was released in 2018, and the second installment of the franchise was released in 2023, titled ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.’ The last installment is set to be released in 2024.
Miles Morales movies in order (at a glance)
- ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (2018)
- ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ (2023)
- ‘Spider-Verse: Beyond the Spider-Verse’ (2024)
- ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (2017)
- ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021)
Besides these two movies, Miles Morales is mentioned or referenced in the MCU live-action movies. Kevin Feige confirmed that Miles Morales is somewhere in the MCU, but he cannot develop a live-action movie because this isn’t the right time to do it.
It also didn’t help Feige that Sony released ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ which was a greatly successful animated project, but that didn’t stop him from at least including an easter egg in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hence, we will briefly discuss the honorable mentions and conclude this article. If you are interested, stay with us until the end.
Are Miles Morales movies connected?
Miles Morales movies are most definitely connected. The titular character established his origin story in the first movie, and the new adventures of his Spider-Verse journey will continue in the next two movies.
It also helps that ‘Across the Universe’ heavily implies there was a time jump and that Miles will continue “finding” himself in the world of superheroes.
What is the best way to watch Miles Morales movies?
With all being said, we have to say that the best way to watch Miles Morales movies is by release date, which correlates with the chronological order of the movies.
Creators didn’t want to complicate things, and the way we left off in Into the ‘Across the Spider-Verse,’ we can safely say Sony and the movie developers definitely planned more Miles Morales movies.
Miles Morales movies in order (by release date)
1. ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (2018)
In Brooklyn, New York, a young Afro-Latino boy, Miles Morales, lives his normal life with his parents Jefferson and Rio, who both work in public services as police officer and nurse, respectively.
Miles is a talented and intelligent individual whose parents support his academics as best as possible. When the gifted teenager enrolls in the prestigious middle school Brooklyn Vision Academy, he shares the great news with his Uncle Aaron. Miles doesn’t know that Aaron is working with a criminal Kingpin, Wilson Fisk, and does his dirty work under the persona Prowler, who recently stole a genetically enhanced spider that bites Miles.
The boy soon realizes that he has gained superpowers, and after Peter Parker/Spider-Man dies, Miles decides to take over the mantle and protect the city of New York. From there, everything becomes complicated for Miles – he meets Gwendolyn Stacy, Spider-Woman of the alternate universe, Peter B. Parker, who teaches him the reigns of being a superhero, and realizes that the same Kingpin is building the collider to reunite with his deceased wife and son.
Everything kickstarts from there, with Miles Morales meeting other versions of Spider-Men and learning how to become the ultimate hero the world needs.
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is the best Spider-Man movie ever made, and commercial and critical success confirms this notion. Moreover, ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ is an animated masterpiece that started a trend of great animations in the years that came.
2. ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ (2023)
In ‘Across the Spider-Verse,’ Gwen Stacy, also known as Spider-Woman, reflects on her past before meeting Miles Morales. She was best friends with Peter Parker, who transformed into a reptilian creature after drinking a formula. In a battle, Gwen accidentally kills Peter without realizing his true identity.
Captain Stacy, Gwen’s father, suspected her of the murder. Meanwhile, a Renaissance version of Vulture attacked Gwen, and she was saved by Spider-Man 2099, Miguel O’Hara, who eventually recruited her into a group of Spider-People defending the multiverse. When Captain Stacy tried to arrest Gwen, she revealed her identity, but he still pursued her. Miguel and Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman saved Gwen and took her to their headquarters.
In Miles Morales’ universe, more than a year had passed since the ‘Into the Spider-Verse events.’ Miles continued to develop as a hero, balancing his responsibilities to his family and the people of Brooklyn. He encountered a new villain called the Spot, who had the ability to create warp gates using spots on his body. Miles defeated the Spot but realized he had escaped while he was at his parent-teacher conference. Miles rushed to confront the Spot in front of his father, who was unaware of his secret identity as Spider-Man.
3. Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (2024)
Finally, we have another upcoming animated featured movie in the Spider-Verse universe, this time named ‘Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.’ We know little about this movie since it comes after ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ and may be released on March 28, 2024.
This movie is actually considered as part two of the ‘Across the Spider-Verse,’ with writers Lord and Miller confirming this in 2021. The reasoning behind the “two-part movie” is that they felt the content planned would be too much for one movie; that’s why ‘Beyond the Spider-Verse’ will be released at the beginning of 2024.
Nevertheless, the plot is unknown currently.
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
The first honorable mention is set in the ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming movie.’ The first Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland sees Peter Parker after his appearance in the ‘Captain America: The Civil War’ movie, where the superhero supported Iron Man.
Homecoming is considered extremely good among the MCU fans, and it served some great plot, characterization, and easter eggs. In the movie, Peter faces his first real nemesis in Vulture, but he also meets another comic book villain, Prowler.
In ‘Homecoming,’ Peter stumbles upon a meeting between the criminals and saves Aaron’s life. To thank him, Aaron Davis struck a deal with Spider-Man to ensure the alien weapons were not on the streets.
Of course, during the interaction, Aaron mentions his nephew living in the neighborhood, suggesting that Miles Morales indeed exists in the MCU. This is the only easter egg of Miles Morales in the Homecoming movie, but it is cool to mention it.
2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
This honorable mention isn’t a point-blank easter egg or reference to another character but worth mentioning in this context. No Way Home sees Peter Parker and Stephen Strange wreaking havoc, almost breaking the Multiverse with their shenanigans and causing Spider-Men from other dimensions to come to MCU.
With Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield came their enemies, Sinister Six, and among them Electro. He is from the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ universe, and when he arrives and unmasks one of the Spider-Men, he is instantly disappointed to see another Caucasian under the mask. He continues, “There’s gotta be a black Spider-Man somewhere out there.” unknowingly referencing Miles Morales.
Cool reference, a small joke by Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and recognition of Miles Morales’ importance in the Marvel Universe.
Where to watch Miles Morales movies?
For years, we could watch animated Spider-Man movies on Netflix, specifically Into the Spider-Verse, but because of the “pay 1 window,” that suggests that the streaming platform will have access to the first look at Sony’s future projects.
Disney also signed a deal with Sony, named “pay 2 window,” suggesting that future projects will eventually be available on the streaming platforms after Netflix’s deal “ends.”
‘Into the Spider-Verse’ movie is available on Disney+ and Hulu platforms, while ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ and future Miles Morales movies will be available on Netflix for at least the first 18 months. Netflix also gained access to co-produce Sony’s future direct-to-streaming rights. Disney will gain rights to all Spider-Man movies after some time passes.
Will there be future Miles Morales movies?
Besides ‘Beyond the Spider-Verse,’ there will definitely be more Miles Morales projects. Sony announced the potential spin-off movies, and ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ will be the “starting point” for those projects.
Gwen Stacy’s spin-off movie with Cindy Moon/Silk and Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman will likely happen in the next two years, while the Spider-Ham focused movie was also hinted at.
When it comes to Miles Morales in the MCU after Marvel and Sony made a deal regarding Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the rumors of Miles Morales got more frequent. However, Kevin Feige dismissed the rumors of the character appearing in the MCU for the foreseeable future but confirmed that Miles Morales indeed does exist in the MCU.
The producer of the MCU also said that he could not wait for Miles to arrive in the MCU, but not at this moment. Nevertheless, Miles Morales has a future in any universe since he has been one of the best additions to Marvel in many years.
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