Andrew Garfield’s tenure as Peter Parker will end after The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but the producers have stated that there are no plans to explore other characters who put on the suit, including the mooted Miles Morales, and Miguel O’Hara or Ben Reilly.
Speaking to IndieWire, producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach said “no” to the idea of anyone other than Peter Parker leading the Spider-Man movies.
“The one thing you cannot do, when you have a phenomena that has stood the test of time, you have to be true to the real character inside – who is Peter Parker?” explained Arad. “What are the biggest effects on his life? Then you can draw in time, and you can consider today’s world in many ways. But to have multiple ones… I don’t know if you remember, but Marvel tried it. And it was almost the end of Spider-Man.”
Tolmach gave a ver small concession to the possibility of it happening at some point in the future, when he and Arad were no longer working on the films. “As far as we’re concerned. The guys who take it over after us… Who knows…”
This comes on the heels of Garfield speculating about the possibility of passing the torch to Miles Morales. “Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character’s comic-book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It’s something I’m really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don’t have an answer, but I think it’s actually a really important move. I think it’s a really beautiful and important move.”
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