Shameik Moore voices Miles Morales in Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but is already angling to reprise his role - not just in the sequel, but in live-action.
In an interview with MTV, the actor says that he "most definitely" wants that role and hopes they can fidget with continuity to allow the 23-year-old actor to play Miles, who is a young teenager.
"I definitely want to be the live action Miles Morales. I understand that he's a young kid, but hopefully you know, they can play with time and put me in there. But I'm thankful for the opportunity," said Moore. "I would love to be fighting Venom as Miles, with Tom Hardy. You know what I mean? That would be great. I would love to play on screen with my favorite actor out right now."
A animation-to-live-action transition like that would arguably be a first, but several live-action superhero actors have segued to voice animated versions of their characters such as Clark Gregg's Phil Coulson.
Sony reportedly has plans for spin-offs and sequels to both Venom and Into the Spider-Verse, but Shameik thinks the two franchises could be part of a "bigger universe."
"Yeah, at the end of [Venom] they show our clip, Into the Spider-Verse," he said. "And I think that's a seed, it just has to be. Hopefully in the bigger universe...I look like Miles Morales, all I have to do is cut my hair, so let's make it happen."
Watch the full interview year, with the live-action Miles talk beginning at the 4:25 mark:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opens in North American theaters on December 12.