Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin who plays Lucas Sinclair on the hit Netflix series is pitching himself as the next Miles Morales. The young actor shared a photo of himself side by side with Miles last night on Instagram asking fans if they would watch him as Spider-Man.
Marvel raised eyebrows when they tweeted out a photo of McLaughlin on a tour at the studio reading a Doctor Strange comic last September after the young cast was thrust into the spotlight when Stranger Things became a pop-culture phenomenon over the Summer. While it was unclear as to whether or not the actor was being courted for a role, McLaughlin has now taken it upon himself to throw his name into the ring.
McLaughlin shared the photo along with the caption:
I wonder?…would you guys watch it?!?!?!?!?!?!?! #whatif #wonder #superhero #wouldyouwatch #calebmclaughlin #webslinger #milesmorales #spiderman #itsuptoyouguys #letmeknow #thankyou #blessed @marvel @nomoremutants
So what do you guys think? Would the 15-year-old actor be a good fit for Miles? While it doesn’t seem likely the MCU will introduce Morales yet as they are just giving Tom Holland’s Peter Parker his first standalone film this summer with Spider-Man: Homecoming, although the inclusion of Donald Glover (which is who Miles was based on) in the upcoming film has certainly led fans to speculate but from what we have seen, Glover looks to be an antagonist in the film.
What seems more likely for McLaughlin would voicing Morales in one the two Marvel animated incarnations of the web-slinger that are in development. Later this year Disney XD is set to premiere Marvel’s Spider-Man featuring both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Morales will also be leading his own Untitled Animated Spider-Man film which hits theaters December 21, 2018.