'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Star Shameik Moore Wants Sequel to Go Live Action
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Shameik Moore knows what he'd like to happen in the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
"Since we've established the Spider-Verse, I think it would be cool for us to go from animation to live action and back," he told ET after Hulu's presentation of Moore's new series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, at the summer Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, California, on Friday.
"I don't know if that's going to happen, but that's what I want. That's what I would like," Moore added.
Spider-Verse writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently penning the follow-up film, but Moore teased he's not allowed to talk about what's in store. "The movie ended on us hearing Gwen [Stacy], so I don't know anything more than that," he expressed.
During an interview with ET's Ash Crossan earlier this year, Miller confessed that incorporating a bit of live action was something they had discussed. "That was something we had talked about on the first movie for a little bit, and then decided to hang onto that idea for the future -- so who knows," he expressed.
"We're really proud of this movie, and there’s a lot of great ideas for another one. But obviously, we’re really proud that Miles has Puerto Rican heritage," Lord said. "I'm Cuban-American and... we’re linked, so obviously that’s something that’s a really interesting dimension of the character that's left to be explored further."
For now, fans can look forward to seeing Moore onscreen in Wu-Tang: An American Saga, debuting Sept. 4 on Hulu.
"He didn't have to audition. We offered him the role, but then he did his research," the show's co-creator, writer and executive producer The RZA said of Moore during Friday's panel.
"My audition process to becoming this character was, I think, becoming the character," explained Moore, who plays Sha in the series. "The biggest thing I didn't want to do was be Shaolin Fantastic [from The Get Down] in Wu-Tang… the process was nerve-racking. As an actor, whatever I'm doing, it needs to be iconic and historic. There's no, 'Shameik is just on camera.'"