Saban’s Power Rangers featured some remarkable performances from its five young leads, but it was RJ Cyler who played Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger that stood out the most. Cyler’s portrayal of the shy, yet intelligent member of the team had plenty of layers that showcased that he has a lot of range as a young actor in a major action franchise.
Although chances of a Power Rangers sequel are unfortunately slim, Cyler’s talents will lead him to more exciting opportunities in his career. But even if he does not return for another adventure with the Rangers, he is definitely game to be your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Cyler revealed to Screen Rant that he would love to step into the role of Miles Morales in a live-action movie. Cyler even cited that playing that character would be his dream role:
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?
Cyler further expressed his desires to play the webhead on Twitter:
THIS IS A FACT LOL https://t.co/alHTFHO5Be
— RJ_CYLER (@rj_cyler) June 24, 2017
Based on his performances in Power Rangers and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Cyler would be a great fit to play Miles Morales. Although there don’t seem to be any plans to bring that iteration of Spidey to the big screen in live-action form anytime soon, an animated movie featuring the character as the protagonist is on the way with The Get Down star Shameik Moore as the voice of the webhead.
As for the rest of the Power Rangers cast and their futures in comic book films, Cyler’s co-star Ludi Lin will appear in James Wan’s Aquaman for the DC Extended Universe.
But hey, with Sony expanding Spidey’s world within the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Venom and Silver and Black, maybe they could consider bringing Miles Morales to life in live-action form. And if Cyler were to be cast, he needs to share the screen with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Imagine how fans would react in the theater if that were to happen.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.
Source: Screen Rant