Miles Morales is currently one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. Formerly Spider-Man of Ultimate Comics got transferred to Earth-616 after the end of the comic book publication and is currently the younger Spider-Man and his own hero. At least that’s what the upcoming Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse movie is trying to present, where Miles will go on a journey to discover himself as a superhero.
Of course, this wasn’t the case in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which has become a part of popular culture and the best Spider-Man movie ever created. Despite being an animated feature, Into the Spider-Verse inspired many future projects to create a great story, characters, and incredible visuals, which are one of a kind. In honor of the longly awaited sequel for this masterpiece, we will dedicate this article to the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and remember the beginnings of Miles Morales. If you’re interested, stay with us until the end.
Brooklyn native Miles Morales gets bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Miles Morales, an African-Latino teenager living in Brooklyn, New York, who struggles with the expectations bestowed on him by his father, Jefferson. Miles is an extremely gifted student who enrolls in Brooklyn Vision Academy, that only has the best students. His parents invested so much into him, and Miles felt the pressure. He visits his uncle, Aaron Davis, to paint graffiti in the abandoned subway station to relax, and this is where his life changes. Miles gets bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider, which gives him special powers.
Invisibility, wall-climbing, and other powers horrify Miles, who even discovers Wilson Fisk’s secret mission – Kingpin is building a collider underground to access parallel universes to have his son and wife back. Miles gets compromised, but Spider-Man saves the teenager but gets fatally wounded by the Kingpin. Before he passes away, Peter Parker gives Miles a special USB to destroy the collider and save the universe.
Spider-Man is viciously killed by Kingpin, and Miles is horrified. This moment leads to Prowler hunting Miles, who eventually escapes. Miles Morales takes on the mantle to honor Spider-Man and continue his legacy. However, everything goes wrong when he accidentally destroys the USB, goes to Spider-Man’s grave, and meets Peter B. Parker.
Miles meets Peter B. Parker who becomes his mentor
Peter B. Parker is Spider-Man from another universe whose life isn’t that happy. He fears having a family because of his superhero status, which ruins his marriage with Mary Jane. Peter B. Parker reluctantly agrees to help Miles steal data about the collider from Fisk’s research facility and mentor him.
The dynamic duo eventually discovers that the more Peter B. Parker stays in Miles’ universe, he will disintegrate. Gwen Stacy saves the day, and Miles has an instant crush on the girl. After Miles, Peter, and Gwen visit the deceased Peter Parker’s Aunt May; it is revealed that the woman kept other versions of Spider-Men safe. We meet Peni Parker, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Ham, who agree to help the team to destroy the collider and return to their universes.
However, the Spider-Men don’t want Miles to go with them because he is too inexperienced. Miles is devastated and finds his Uncle Aaron to tell him everything. However, he gets the shock of his life when he discovers that his Uncle is a criminal Prowler working for Wilson Fisk.
Everything steamrolls from there – Fisk’s goons, Octavius, Scorpion, Prowler, and others, hunt for Miles’ head. Of course, Prowler corners Miles and discovers his nephew’s secret – he is Spider-Man and his enemy.
Prowler spares his nephew, but Wilson Fisk kills him on the spot. Miles is devastated and even needs to hide from his father, Jefferson, who mistakenly thinks Spider-Man killed his brother. Miles flees the scene and goes home, where his father apologizes and unknowingly inspires the boy in the best way he can.
Miles saves the day, and a new Spider-Man is born
After his father inspired him and gave him a newfound determination to do what was right, Miles is ready for action. He upgrades his suit and gets ahold of his powers. He is ready to fight as a new Spider-Man and a protector of New York City and the world. Miles arrives at the scene, and it isn’t good. New Spider-Man helps other Spider-Men by defeating Kingpin’s enforcers and sending his new friends and allies home.
Peni Parker, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, and Spider-Gwen depart to their homes, but Peter B. wants to stay and finish the job at the cost of his sacrifice. Thankfully, Miles encourages him to go to his universe and fix his life, most importantly, his relationship with Mary Jane – he needs to be brave in his personal life like he is as Spider-Man.
Miles tries to destroy the collider; however, Wilson Fisk attacks Miles while Jefferson observes from afar, finally changing his perception of Spider-Man. After almost being defeated by Fisk, Jefferson unknowingly encourages his son, and Miles uses it to fuel his strength – he uses his Venom Blasts to push Kingpin towards the kill switch, eventually destroying the collider.
Miles Morales saves New York and Multiverse and even delivers Fisk and his goons to the NYPD, where Jefferson has the honor of connecting them to the murders of Aaron Davis and Peter Parker. While Fisk continues to mourn his deceased family in prison, Miles continues his life as Spider-Man, the new protector of the city, which propels the legacy of his world’s Peter Parker as Spider-Man left.
The movie’s ending left everyone excited for the new Miles Morales content, and with the Across the Spider-Verse trailers, we finally know what these endings meant.
New trailers for Across the Spider-Verse revealed what endings of Into the Spider-Verse meant
The ending of Into the Spider-Verse showed Gwen Stacy contacting Miles from another universe. At the time, this meant that the story of Miles Morales would continue – and that Miles and Gwen have a stronger connection than we thought.
During the first movie, we see Miles having a crush on Gwen, who is too distracted with the mission to acknowledge the teenager fully. Of course, this chemistry isn’t just there – Miles and Gwen briefly date in Marvel Comics, and in one possible future, specifically Earth-8, Gwen and Miles are a famous married couple with two children. From the Across the Spider-Verse trailers, we saw that this relationship will be explored more, and we are excited.
Basically, Gwen contacting Miles in the first movie ending was the one we saw in the recent trailers for Across the Spider-Verse, a one-year time-skip.
Another ending saw movie creators recreating the famous internet meme. In another dimension, we see Miguel O’Hara, also known as Spider-Man 2099, arguing with 1967 Spider-Man from the animated series of the same name, recreating the meme, which is there for a comical effect.
However, the scene also teased the new version of Spider-Man that will be featured in the upcoming sequel. This is a great usage of the internet meme that will get even bigger in the Across the Spider-Verse if the trailers suggest it correctly.
Nevertheless, Spider-Verse: Into the Spider-Verse was an incredible movie that made people love animation worldwide. Everything from the story, characters, and unique animation makes Into the Spider-Verse the best Spider-Man movie ever. If the trailers suggest correctly, the sequel, Across the Spider-Verse, will be even better.