Marvel's Spider-Man 2 trailer marks Miles Morales' live-action debut

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A new advert for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 quietly marks Miles Morales' live-action debut.

Over the past weekend, a brand new trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 began airing, first in Australia, and then just earlier today on January 30 in the U.K. The trailer provides a split-second glimpse of Miles Morales and Peter Parker slinging through the air, and for the former at least, this is technically the first time the character has ever appeared in a live-action form.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse marked the big screen debut for Miles Morales back in 2018, with Shameik Moore voicing the animated version of the character. Earlier that same year, Marvel's Spider-Man featured Miles Morales in a supporting role to Peter Parker, with the former being played by actor Nadji Jeter.

Jeter will return to play Miles Morales again in Marvel's Spider-Man 2 later this year in 2023. In fact, the new trailer where we see the live-action version of Morales for the first time, there's an "Autumn (Fall) 2023" release window listed for the forthcoming sequel.

A live-action depiction of Miles Morales is something that Spider-Man fans have been after for years now. Donald Glover is one actor that's continually been on the minds of fans for the role, but he's only ever played Aaron David, A.K.A. Prowler, in Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Elsewhere though, you can catch animated Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse later this year on June 2 in cinemas. A recent trailer for the animated sequel actually featured PlayStation's iteration of Spider-Man, and elsewhere in the Spidey cast, Daniel Kaluuya will voice Spider-Punk

Check out our upcoming PS5 games guide for a look over all the Sony-exclusive games slated to launch this year and beyond. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.