Following the critical and financial success of Spider-Man released on PlayStation 4 back in 2018, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the latest sequel available on the recently launched PlayStation 5. As early reactions have started to pour in for Spider-Man: Miles Morales praising the gameplay and the next-gen graphics for an unparalleled gaming experience.
Developed by Insomniac Games, Spider-Man: Miles Morales picks up directly from the plot of its predecessor Spider-Man (2018) when Miles Morales was bitten by a genetically modified spider from Oscorp. After the events of Spider-Man, Miles Morales is currently being trained by Peter Parker to become the latest protector of New York City. Despite being trained by Peter Parker, Miles Morales is yet to have the experience of being a superhero and making difficult choices that will test his strength of character.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales focuses on the journey of the Latino-African superhero after Peter Parker leaves New York City for a while to cover the incidents at Symkaria. In recent years, Miles Morales has become a popular character, mostly due to the astounding success of Sony Picture’s critically acclaimed and Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse animated movie that had Miles Morales as the major protagonist.
As a Latino-African superhero, Miles Morales has become one of the most sought after characters as major studio houses are finally seriously taking the representation of minorities, and not as a lip-service. Even in the MCU, the existence of Miles Morales was hinted at in Spider-Man: Homecoming with Donald Glover as Aaron Davis.
In late August, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman lost a long battle with colon cancer. The charismatic actor’s untimely death left millions of fans all across the globe devastated. As the actor had kept his illness a secret from the public, his sudden death was a bolt from the blue. From his co-actors in the MCU to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, heartfelt messages celebrating his legacy as an actor and a beautiful human being flooded social media sites.
Now, Spider-Man: Miles Morales has also paid a heartfelt tribute to the late actor, as revealed by Reddit user vgjdotgg. The special tribute can be found at the game’s end credits.
“In loving memory of a noble king, Chadwick Boseman. His honor. strength, and compassion will reverberate for generations to come. Wakanda Forever.”
Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther played a crucial part in representing the rich heritage of African culture in the MCU. Paving the way for black characters, the heartfelt tribute from Spider-Man: Miles Morales is quite fitting in context. As a Latino-African character, Miles Morales owes a lot to Black Panther, in case MCU ever decides to bring the character to replace or work alongside Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
Regardless of the tribute, it is safe to assume that the late actor’s legacy was not just confined to the realms of cinema. Wakanda Forever.