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Shameik Moore has some unfulfilled superhero dreams. The actor provided the voice for Miles Morales in the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and its 2023 sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Moore introduced a new generation of fans to Miles Morales, propelling the character to new levels of popularity.
Now he’s ready to conquer the DC Universe. He just needs a phone call from DC Studios co-president James Gunn.
During a spotlight panel at Megacon 2024, moderator Victor Dandridge tells Moore that Into the Spider-Verse was Gunn’s favorite superhero film. “James Gunn himself, he actually has that as his number one superhero movie of all time,” Dandridge says.
Moore took this opening and used it as an opportunity to share one of his unrealized ambitions. “James Gunn, I’m still waiting on my – you know. There are some possibilities. There’s Miles, and there’s one other, they both have electric powers,” Moore hints.
“What a SHOCKING opportunity,” Dandridge says, picking up on the hint.
“Live-action baby, I’m still available,” Moore says. “It’s not like he’s trying to create any STATIC here,” Dandridge jokes. “No static,” Moore slyly replies.
If the hints were too subtle, it seems that Moore wants to play Static, an electricity-themed hero in the DC Universe. Moore does have the credentials. As the actor pointed out, he has experience playing African-American teenage heroes with electric powers. At 28 years old, Moore might be a bit old to play a live-action teenager, but perhaps an older version of Virgil Hawkins is on the table.
Will Moore land the electrifying role in Gunn’s DC Universe? I know it would make me feel amped up.
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