Shameik Moore: Miles Morales
Miles Morales : [final lines, voiceover] Okay, let's do this one last time, yeah? For real this time. This is it. My name is Miles Morales. I was bitten by a radioactive spider. And for like two days, I've been the one and only Spider-Man. I think you know the rest. I finished my essay. I saved a bunch of people. Got hit by a drone. Did this with my dad. Met my roommate finally. Slapped a sticker where my Dad's never going to find it. And when I feel alone, like no one understands what I'm going through, I remember my friends who get it. I never thought I'd be able to do any of this stuff. But I can. Anyone can wear the mask. You can wear the mask. If you didn't know that before, I hope you do now. Cuz I'm Spider-Man. And I'm not the only one. Not by a long shot.
Gwen Stacy : [from beyond her dimension] Miles! Miles! Miles! You got a minute?
Miles Morales : What's going on with your body?
Peter B. Parker : I don't think my atoms are real jazzed about being in the wrong dimension.
Peter B. Parker : Look, I'm not looking for a side gig as a Spider-Man coach. I got a lot going on in my dimension, like a lot.
Miles Morales : With great power comes great...
Peter B. Parker : Don't you dare finish that sentence! Don't do it. I'm sick of it.
Spider-Man Noir : OK, little fella, Kingpin's gonna send a lot of mugs after ya, I'm talking hard boys, real biscuit boxers. Can you fight them all off at once?
Miles Morales : Well, I, I haven't actually fought anyone...
Spider-Man Noir : Surprise attack!
[Miles tries to fight Spider-Man Noir, but Noir knocks him down. Peni jumps in]
Peni Parker : Can you re-wire a mainframe while being shot at?
Miles Morales : Can I what?
Peni Parker : Show me!
Spider-Man Noir : Surprise attack!
[Noir knocks him down again]
Gwen Stacy : Can you swing and flip with the grace of a trained dancer?
Spider-Man Noir : Can you close off your feelings so you don't get crippled by the moral ambiguity of your violent actions?
Aunt May : Can you help your aunt create an online dating profile so she can get out of the dang house once in a while?
Spider-Ham : Can you float through the air when you smell a delicious pie?
Miles Morales : What?
Gwen Stacy : Can you be strong?
Peni Parker : Ruthless?
Gwen Stacy : Disciplined?
Miles Morales : I don't know, maybe...
Spider-Ham : BOING!
Spider-Man Noir : Show me some moxie, soldier!
Gwen Stacy : Above all, no mater how many times you get hit, can you get back up?
Spider-Man Noir : Because when a Spider-Man is on the floor...
Gwen Stacy : - When you think you've given your all...
Spider-Ham : - When you think you can't keep going...
Spider-Man Noir : - Spider-Man always gets up.
Peter B. Parker : This kid can turn himself invisible! Watch this, he can do it... now!
Miles Morales : I can't do it on command...
Peter B. Parker : He can't do it on command! But it is cool. Show them the zappy thing, Miles.
Miles Morales : I can't do it on command.
Peter B. Parker : He can't do it on command! But he can do so much more, like what else do you do?
Miles Morales : Just those two things.
Peter B. Parker : Just those two things.
Jefferson Davis : I love you, Miles.
Miles Morales : Yeah, I know, Dad. See you Friday.
[Miles gets out of the police cruiser and starts walking towards the school; Jefferson blips the siren]
Jefferson Davis : [into the cruiser P.A. radio] You gotta say "I love you" back.
Miles Morales : Dad, are you serious?
Jefferson Davis : [into P.A] I wanna hear it.
Miles Morales : You wanna hear me say it.
Jefferson Davis : [into P.A] I love you, Dad.
Miles Morales : You're dropping me off at a school.
Jefferson Davis : [into P.A] I love you, Dad.
Miles Morales : Look at this place...
Jefferson Davis : [into P.A] Dad, I love you.
[long pause; everyone is staring]
Miles Morales : [defeated] Dad... I love you.
Jefferson Davis : [into P.A] That's a copy. Tie your shoes, please.
Miles Morales : Why do you look like Peter Parker?
Peter B. Parker : Because I *am* Peter Parker.
Miles Morales : Then why aren't you dead? Why is your hair different? Why are you older? Why is your body... a different shape?
Peter B. Parker : Pretty sure you just called me fat.
Miles Morales : No, no, you just...
Peter B. Parker : Hey, listen, you don't look so hot either, kid. Most superheroes don't wear their own merch.
Gwen Stacy : [voiceover] All right, people, let's start at the beginning one last time. My name is Gwen Stacy. I was bitten by a radioactive spider, and for the last two years I've been the one and only Spider-Woman. You guys know the rest. I joined a band. Saved my dad. I couldn't save my best friend, Peter Parker. So now, I save everyone else. And I don't do friends anymore. Just to avoid any distractions. And one day, this weird thing happened. And I mean, like, *really* weird. I was blown into last week. Literally. I landed in New York, but not my New York. My spider sense told me to head to Visions Academy. I wasn't sure why until I met you...
[back to the present; Gwen stares down Miles]
Miles Morales : I like your haircut.
Gwen Stacy : You don't get to like my haircut.
Peter Parker : Listen, we gotta team up here, we don't have that much time.
[drops USB drive into Miles' hand]
Peter Parker : This override key is the only way to stop the collider. Swing up there, use this key, push the button and blow it up. You need to hide your face. You don't tell anyone who you are. No one can know. He's got everyone in his pocket.
Miles Morales : [overwhelmed with information] What?
Peter Parker : If he turns the machine on again, everything you know will disappear. Your family, everyone. *Everyone*. Promise me you'll do this.
Miles Morales : I promise.
Peter Parker : Go! Destroy the collider! I'll come and find you!
[as Miles exits]
Peter Parker : It's gonna be ok.
Miles Morales : Hey...
Miles Morales : Are you a ghost?
Peter B. Parker : No.
Miles Morales : Are you a zombie?
Peter B. Parker : Stop it.
Miles Morales : Am *I* a zombie?
Peter B. Parker : You're not even close.
Miles Morales : Are you from another dimension? Like, a parallel universe where things are like this universe, but different? And you're Spider-Man in that universe? But somehow traveled to this universe, but you don't know how?
Peter B. Parker : [stares] Wow. That was really just a guess?
Mary Jane : My favorite thing about Peter is that he made us each feel powerful. We all have powers of one kind or another. But in our own way, we are all Spider-Man. And we're all counting on you.
Miles Morales : [quietly] They're counting on me...
Funeral Attendee : Probably not you specifically. I think it's a metaphor.
Miles Morales : The other Peter said he was going to be showing me the ropes.
Peter B. Parker : Wow.
Miles Morales : You got any Spider-Man tips you can tell me now?
Peter B. Parker : Yeah, I got plenty. Disinfect the mask. You're gonna want to use baby powder in the suit, heavy on the joints. You don't want any chafing, right?
Miles Morales : Anything else?
Peter B. Parker : Nope, that was everything.
Miles Morales : I think you're going to be a bad teacher.
Miles Morales : Do I get to like the hairdo now?
[Miles and Gwen laugh]
Gwen Stacy : You know I'm older than you. Fifteen months, but it's pretty significant, if you ask me.
Miles Morales : Well, Einstein said time was relative, right?
Gwen Stacy : [laughs] Nice.
Miles Morales : [offers his hand] Friends?
Gwen Stacy : [hesitates, then takes Miles' hand and holds it] Friends.
Miles Morales : Cool.
Gwen Stacy : See you around, Spider-Man.
Miles Morales : [receives a test graded "0/100"] A zero, huh? A few more of those, you'd probably have to kick me out of here, huh? Maybe I'm just not right for this school.
Miss Calleros : If a person wearing a blindfold picked the answers on a true-or-false quiz at random, do you know what score they would get?
Miles Morales : Fifty percent?
Miss Calleros : That's right!
Miles Morales : Wait, wait...
Miss Calleros : The only way to get all the answers wrong... is to know which answers are right.
[changes the test score to "100/100" and looks up at Miles]
Miss Calleros : You're trying to quit. And I'm not gonna let you.
Peter B. Parker : [by a shed in Aunt May's backyard] Oh, yeah, I got one of these, too. A little shed where I keep all my Spider-gear.
[Aunt May inserts a key, the shed lights up, and the doors open to reveal an elevator. Aunt May motions the group inside]
Peter B. Parker : [nonchalant] I mean, this place is pretentious.
[the elevator descends into a massive underground lab filled with various costumes, advanced weapons, and high-tech vehicles]
Miles Morales : Whoa! Dude, was yours anything like this?
Peter B. Parker : Mine was like this, but take away the Jeep, the plane... imagine it way smaller... imagine a futon... I feel sorry for this guy.
Peter B. Parker : Go back outside!
Miles Morales : No! I can't sit there and just let Spider-Man die without doing anything about it. I'm not doing that again!
[Peter stares at Miles, starts to soften]
Miles Morales : What?
Peter B. Parker : Most people I meet in the workplace try to kill me, so... you're a nice change of pace.
Peter B. Parker : [being shot at by Kingpin's workers] All right, time to swing, just like I taught you.
Miles Morales : When did you teach me that?
Peter B. Parker : I didn't. It's a little joke for team-building.
[tosses Miles a web-shooter]
Peter B. Parker : All right, you ready?
Miles Morales : Of course I'm not ready!
[Peter snaps the web-shooter onto Miles' wrist and throws him off the building]
Miles Morales : Whoa! Whoa! I can't do this yet!
Peter B. Parker : Everyone knows that the best way to learn is under intense, life-threatening pressure!
Jefferson Davis : Soooo... look at that, another new coffee shop. You see that, Miles?
Miles Morales : [bored] Totally, yeah.
Jefferson Davis : You see that one? What's that one called?
Miles Morales : Foam Party.
Jefferson Davis : [laughs] "Foam Party"? Come on! And everyone is just lining up! You see that, Miles?
Miles Morales : See it.
Jefferson Davis : Is that a coffee shop or a disco?
Miles Morales : [rolls his eyes] Dad, you're old, man.
Peter Parker : [fighting Green Goblin as Miles watches from a distance] Norman, listen to me...
Miles Morales : [voiceover] Spider-Man?
Peter Parker : I cannot let you open a portal to another dimension! Brooklyn is not zoned for that!
Green Goblin : It's not up to me.
Miles Morales : [voiceover] Is that Green Goblin?
Green Goblin : Why won't you quit?
Peter Parker : I don't know. I guess I like Brooklyn not being sucked into a black hole!
Miles Morales : [voiceover] I think I'm gonna go...
Peter Parker : Staten Island, maybe. Not Brooklyn!
Miles Morales : [In the trailer] If I don't destroy the collider, none of us will have a home to go home to.
Miles Morales : [riding in Jeff's patrol car] Seriously, Dad, walking would have been fine.
Jefferson Davis : You can walk plenty on Saturday when you peel those stickers off.
Miles Morales : You saw that? I don't know if that was me, Dad.
Jefferson Davis : And the two from yesterday on Clinton.
Miles Morales : [sheepishly] Yeah. Those were me.
Girl : [tapping Miles's shoulder] Hey. Your shoe's untied.
Miles Morales : Yeah, I'm aware. It's a choice.
Peter B. Parker : Miles, you gotta unstick. What do you do to relax?
Miles Morales : Relax. Okay, okay, okay.
[he starts humming Post Malone's "Sunflower"]
Peter B. Parker : Oh, for crying out loud.
[as Miles continues humming, he unsticks and loudly crashes to the ground]
Peter B. Parker : Teenagers. Just the worst.
Miles Morales : [sneaking into Alchemax] So how do we retrace Peter's steps?
Peter B. Parker : That's a good question. What would I do if I were me?
[thinking for a moment]
Peter B. Parker : Got it.
Peter B. Parker : Step one: I infiltrate the lab. Two: find the head scientist's computer.
Miles Morales : That lady with the bike is the head scientist. I saw her in this documentary at school.
Peter B. Parker : Cool. Step three: I re-examine my personal biases. Step four: I hack the computer.
Miles Morales : It's not technically hacking.
Peter B. Parker : Not now. I just lost my train of thought. Step five: download the important stuff. I'll know it when I see it. Step six: I grab a bagel from the cafeteria and run.
Miles Morales : [the montage ends] So, what am I doing?
Peter B. Parker : [stretching] Uh, step seven: you stay here. You're lookout. Very important.
Miles Morales : Look, man, you gotta teach me how to do Spider-Man stuff or I'm not gonna be able to help.
Peter B. Parker : [swinging away] Watch and learn, kid. I'll quiz you later!
Uncle Aaron : You know about the shoulder touch?
Miles Morales : 'Course I do.
Miles Morales : But, uh, tell me anyway.
Uncle Aaron : Walk up to her and be like...
[gently places his arm on Miles's shoulder, cocks an eyebrow, adopts suave voice]
Uncle Aaron : ... hey.
Miles Morales : [chuckles suspiciously, brushes Uncle Aaron's hand off his shoulder] You serious, Uncle Aaron?
Uncle Aaron : I'm telling you man, it's science.
Miles Morales : So walk up to her and be like...
[pats Aaron's shoulder, uses normal voice]
Miles Morales : ... hey.
Uncle Aaron : No, no, no, no. Like... hey.
Miles Morales : [trying again, still not quite getting it] Hey.
Uncle Aaron : No. Hey.
Miles Morales : [places hand on Aaron's shoulder, exaggerated wink and voice] Hey.
Uncle Aaron : [laughs] You sure you my nephew, man?
Gwen Stacy : [bumps into Miles] Oh! Are you okay?
Miles Morales : What?
[wipes his forehead]
Miles Morales : [voiceover] Why am I so sweaty?
Gwen Stacy : Why are you so sweaty?
Miles Morales : It's a puberty thing. I don't know why I said that. I'm not going through puberty. I did. But I'm... done.
[deep, "cool" voice]
Miles Morales : I'm a man.