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Hey, remember when it was announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) would be making an animated Spider-Man movie? It might be even better than we thought.

Sources have told Heroic Hollywood that Miles Morales, the young man who first took up the mantle of Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, will be the focus of their movie.

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When the animated movie was first announced, Sony Pictures’ Tom Rothman made clear that the animated movie would “exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe.” Which, now, kind of sounds like a clue that Peter Parker would not be appearing in animated form.

Anything that further features Miles is a great thing. The character has already appeared in animated form a number of times on Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man, so this wouldn’t be a wholly unknown realm for the character. But finally giving the half-black, half-Puerto Rican a feature film would be great step.