8 Reasons Why Miles Morales Shouldn't Be The Movie Spider-Man Yet
7. Classic Spider-Man Is On All The Merchandise
While we have seen incredibly talented actors and filmmakers telling fantastic stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these films primarily exist to make money. Disney in particular is known for its masterful ability to market its characters on all kinds of products, as entire aisles in retail stores devoted to Frozen or Mickey Mouse products demonstrate. Likewise, Spider-Man is featured on all kinds of merchandise in his familiar red-and-blue suit that people all over the world of every age recognise. This is not just limited to Marvel -- Superman may have ditched his red trunks in current comics and Man Of Steel, but most merchandise featuring Superman still has the Last Son of Krypton wearing those briefs because that's the version of the character everybody recognises. Miles Morales is not just a different person in the classic Spider-Man suit. His suit has a unique red-and-black design that significantly differs from the image of Spider-Man plastered all over toys and other merchandise. Since most people are not familiar with Morales' design yet, many might assume Spider-Man products with Morales' costume on them are unofficial knock-off products. This does not mean you won't see Morales merchandise or that more isn't on the way. But since Morales doesn't sell merchandise like the classic Spider-Man can, the original is who we will still see on balloons, lunchboxes, t-shirts and, the biggest moneymaker of them all, movies.
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