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Marcus Scribner Would Really, Really Like To Be Miles Morales

He also had a meeting with Marvel that he's being pretty coy about.

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In recent years, a lot of Marvel casting buzz has centered around Spider-Man — Peter Parker and Miles Morales alike. Especially given the recent announcement that Sony's upcoming animated Spider-Man feature will focus on Miles.

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Peter, who has been played in the past by both Tobey McGuire and Andrew Garfield, is currently being portrayed by Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. But while we know we've got a major Miles moment coming up, it hasn't yet been announced who will be playing him — or if they've even got a candidate.

Enter Marcus Scribner. The 17-year-old actor is currently known as Junior on Black-ish, but his name has long been part of fan conversations about Miles. He's also been pretty vocal about his interest in the character.

@MrGuldin @dangerbowie @BlackGirlNerds @marvelstudios1 @Marvel Just want 2 put it out there I would be so honored to play Miles Morales!!!

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"I think the first time I saw someone connect me to the role was on Twitter," Scribner told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview. "Before they announced Spider-Man: Homecoming, people were talking about ‘Oh, maybe the next Spider-Man will be Miles Morales.’ And as they were talking about who could play the role, people were just spamming my name."

@Marvel @ALBaroza thank you for the support, I'd just love to have the opportunity to audition. This would be a dream role to play!!

"It’s super exciting to see people associating me with this role," Scribner said. "It’s definitely an honor. I would love to play Miles — I mean, who knows."

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"I’ve been a Marvel fan for a really long time. I’ve always loved superheroes in general, so when Marvel started releasing their interconnected universe ... I was super excited to see that whole story and comic book world developed into an entire universe that you could watch on the big screen."

"I love comic books," Scribner said. "One of my biggest dream roles is to play a superhero, especially in the Marvel universe. Miles Morales is probably my favorite iteration of Spider-Man."

Scribner also tweeted, a few months back, about a meeting at Marvel headquarters.

Thanks for stopping by Marvel HQ, @MarcusScribner! @black_ishABC

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I'll be back before you know it!! https://t.co/YOhwI6Wg1U

When asked about the visit, Scribner laughed. "I don’t want to give away too many details. But it was a really fun trip, going over to Marvel and getting to see all of the comic books that they had up there," he said. "It was nice. I don’t want to say too much."

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