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
5 Ways Venom Could Show Up In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Even before Sony lent Spider-Man to Marvel Studios, there was talk about Sony doing their own spin-off films focusing on characters they owned, including both heroes and villains. The end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 even teased a possible Sinister Six film. Many thought that Venom, one of Spider Man’s most popular villains, would also get his own film. Although he appeared in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man 3, Venom was less than well received. If anyone could use a character redemption, it was Eddie Brock.
Those hopes seemed to dash after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was deemed a failure and Sony’s future with the Spider-Man character seemed uncertain. It seemed as if the movie gods smiled on fans as Sony worked out a partnership with Marvel Studios, which allowed Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Spider-Man’s first appearance in the MCU was in Captain America: Civil War and actor Tom Holland’s performance as the wall-crawler was universally praised.
But Sony’s not done doing their own thing. It was announced that a movie featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat was in the works. It was then revealed that Tom Hardy is attached to play Venom in another project. Marvel Studios has previously said that these projects would be based at Sony and exist outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Amy Pascal recently said that the Silver Sable and Black Cat film, as well as Venom, are set within the same universe as Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Did she let something slip, or was this wishful thinking on her part? Either way, that led us here at Heroic Hollywood to think of ways that Venom could be incorporated into and show up in the MCU. Click Next to take a look…