'When They See Us' star Jharrel Jerome's 'dream' is to play Miles Morales' Spider-Man in a live-action film
Miles Morales was introduced in Sony's hot animated feature film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' and was voiced by Shameik Moore
'When They See Us' star Jharrel Jerome shot to fame after essaying the role of 16-year-old Kevin in the Ava DuVernay-directed Netflix docuseries. The heart-wrenching real-life drama based on the Central Park Five case saw Jerome win his very first Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. In an interview with Variety, the actor expressed his wish to play Miles Morales' Spider-Man in a live-action film.
"It's been a dream," Jerome told the site when he was asked what's next after the Critics' Choice Awards, where he was named Best Actor in a Limited Series for 'When They See Us'. "When you dream of being an actor, you don't know exactly what kind of actor you'll be or what role you'll have. So the fact that I'm in this position, at this age, I feel grateful and I want to just keep moving forward and doing it for my people, that’s all." Talking about his "dream role", the 22-year-old star said: "Miles Morales, live-action Spider-Man. That would be tight."
Miles Morales was introduced in Sony's hot animated feature film — 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'. The character was voiced by Shameik Moore who had also expressed interest suiting up as the web-slinger. "I definitely want to be the live-action Miles Morales. I understand that he's a young kid, but hopefully, you know, they can play with time and put me in there," he said.
"But I'm thankful for the opportunity. I would love to be fighting Venom as Miles, with Tom Hardy. You know what I mean? That would be great. I would love to play on-screen with my favorite actor out right now." Saying he resembles Miles, Moore added, "All I have to do is cut my hair, so let's make it happen."
At the moment, fans are hopeful that Morales will make an MCU appearance in the near future especially after Tom Holland's Peter Parker shared the screen with Miles' uncle, Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
"I was jealous, I wanted to do the Miles story too," 'Homecoming' and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' director Jon Watts told Business Insider in a previous interview when asked about 'Spider-Verse'. "But it’s one of those situations that they did it so beautifully that you can't be mad. You just have to sit back and enjoy it."