Whose head is spinning (like a web) with all the Spider-Man casting news that has been hitting the trades over the last week? It looks like the untitled film that is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2021 is going the “multiverse” route by bringing in characters featured in past versions of the Spider-Man franchise before actor Tom Holland took over the title role.
Now, with villains like Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) on board, not to mention past cast members Kirsten Dunst and Andrew Garfield (plus tons of other rumors), it looks as if nothing is off the table when it comes to filling the next film with brain-bending crossovers.
Along with many in the Latino community hoping to get a glimpse of a live-action version of Miles Morales (the alias of the Spider-man character in the Oscar-winning 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), may we suggest to producers that since you’re packing the cast with alternative Spideys, you make room for Spider-Girl—the Anya Sofia Corazon version?
Anya Sofia Corazon first appeared in the comic book Amazing Fantasy No. 1 in 2004. She has a Puerto Rican father and Mexican mother. Although she initially went by the name Araña in the comic, she changed it to Spider-Girl.
Anya isn’t the only character to play a female version of Spider-Man. Comic book fans probably recognize the names May “Mayday” Parker, the teenage daughter of Peter Parker, who also helms the Spider-Girl moniker. Then, there’s also Spider-Gwen and about 10 different Spider-Women.
Yes, the Spider-Man history and timelines are massive and can get very confusing for audiences that don’t follow religiously, but Anya, who once had her own comic book called Araña: The Heart of the Spider, would be a very welcomed addition, especially fighting alongside Miles Morales.
So, which talented Latina actress should play the new movie-version of Spider-Girl? With a name like Anya, it’s pretty obvious.