Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is dead.
So, who takes the fallen web slinger's place as guardian of New York?
The impressive fan-made short film Spider-Man Lives is not a Peter Parker story.
Instead, it's about an early adventure of his successor, Miles Morales.
For the uninitiated, Miles Morales is a character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli for Marvel Comics' Ultimate Marvel imprint - a line of comics books that exist in an alternate continuity from the main Marvel line.
His introduction in 2011 made headlines not only because he succeeded Peter Parker as Spider-Man, but also because he is a person of color.
Since then, Miles has quickly become a fan favorite due to his own heroism and courage.
Written and directed by Ivan Kander, Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story compellingly explores Miles' own internal conflicts as he struggles between his desire to lead a normal life versus his moral imperative to use his powers to protect his community.
Star Demetrius Stephens succeeds in bringing the character to life with his charismatic portrayal and impressive physicality.
Supplementing Mr. Stephens' spirited performance is a captivating plot, dynamic cinematography, terrific fight choreography, and a sensational original score by Kyle Cox.
Watch the entire short film here ...
Spider-Man LIves is a stirring short that will make viewers want to see more of Miles' adventures as the iconic superhero on screen.
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