The rumors have finally been confirmed. Sony, in an investor presentation published on the company’s website, included an image of Jaden Smith on a banner for a Spider-Man Miles Morales project.
The presentation, published between Wednesday and Thursday, included the image amid a set of “Amplifying IP Synergies” including a previously announced HBO show based on the hit survival horror game The Last of Us, and Sony’s already-released Uncharted movie, inspired by the popular Indiana Jones-esque video game series.
Representatives for Smith, Sony, and Disney, which owns Marvel, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
The move seemingly puts to rest ongoing rumors that Smith, the son of action star Will Smith, was set to play Morales in an upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular franchise. The character of Morales was created in 2011, as the story of a biracial teenager from Brooklyn, New York, who gets bitten by a genetically engineered spider in a manner similar to the Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man. Morales has also since starred in the hit 2018 animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the popular 2020 video game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.