Jaden Smith Sparks Spider-Man Casting Rumours With Cryptic Tweet

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Jaden Smith has sent the rumour mill into overdrive after sharing a photo of himself wearing a Spider-Man mask, days after it was claimed he was being considered for a role in the MCU.

Smith, 23, took to Twitter to reveal his costume to his 8 million followers, captioning the photo ‘Wya I’m Tryna Swing By.’


Now, let’s be honest, there’s probably a pretty simple explanation for the tweet. Maybe Smith had just been to see Spider-Man: No Way Home, or maybe he just thought he’d come up with a good pun.

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But, if we’ve learned anything from the speculation surrounding Marvel’s latest epic release, it’s that you can count on fans to come up with theories based on even the smallest of details, as Smith has had to find out the hard way after his cryptic tweet caused a firestorm on social media.

Smith’s tweet came just days after a Marvel fan page tweeted an unconfirmed rumour that the Neo Yokio star had recently begun talks with the studio over a potential role in the MCU.


The specific role wasn’t mentioned, but fans were quick to assume Smith could be in line to play Miles Morales – whose entry into the MCU has been long rumoured but never officially confirmed.

So, unsurprisingly, some people were quick to take Smith’s tweet as a hint, with one person replying ‘Jaden is Miles Morales in the MCU confirmed.’

‘Jaden as Miles Morales…hear me out,’ another person wrote, with a third commenting ‘Jaden don’t give us hope.’

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Of course, Jaden does actually already have links to the character, with his song Way Up having featured on the soundtrack of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse.

But he’s far from the only actor to have been tied to the role, and there’s currently a pretty heated debate among fans as to who the best person to play Miles might be.

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Some have called for actors who have voiced Miles in the past to be given the live-action role, including Shameik Moore, who voiced him in the 2018 film, and Nadji Jeter, who voices Miles in the PS5 game.


Other fan suggestions have included Donald Glover, who many believed was being lined up as Miles Morales when he appeared in a cameo role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, although the actor and singer has also been rumoured to play Marvel villain the Prowler in a future movie.

At the moment, this is all just extremely loose speculation, but with the door to the multiverse now firmly open, anything is possible.

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Hannah Smith

Hannah is a London-based journalist covering news and features for UNILAD. She's especially interested in social and political activism.

Topics: Film and TV, Film, Marvel, Spider-Man


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