Fans of Miles Morales finally got their due when the biracial superhero assumed the mantle of Spider-Man in Marvel’s All-New All-Different series, following his stint as Ultimate Spider-Man in 2011. But in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans are still clamoring for their favorite webslinger to be represented on the big screen. (A new Spider-Man film with Tom Holland as Peter Parker will swing into theaters in 2017 as part of Marvel’s reboot of the character.)
Which is why a few comic fans from the Washington, D.C. area took matters into their own hands: Bard Tales Productions, in association with Lucky 9 Studios, have released Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story. The fan film, written and directed by Ivan Kander, focuses on Morales picking up the pieces as the titular webslinger after the untimely death of Peter Parker.
The nine-minute short finds Miles facing trepidation and doubt as he tries to gather the confidence to be the superhero the city needs, while dealing with deadly thugs and villains such as Kangaroo — and, of course, the backlash of worry that comes from a mom and dad lucky enough to be the parents of a teenage superhero. Watch the full video below.