Shameik Moore just brought Miles Morales to life, but the young actor nearly played another iconic character last year.
The 23-year-old star of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse actually met the film's producers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, when he auditioned to play none other than Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
"I don't think I knew that these were the same dudes that were interested in me for Spider-Man when I went in for Star Wars," said Moore in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "I do remember meeting them, and going in there and doing it, but I also remember feeling like I wasn't going to have that part."
Lord and Miller were eventually fired from the project, but they remembered Moore due in part to his breakout lead role in 2015's Dope. Later, he was cast as the lead Spider-Man in a film full of Spider-People.
Adding even more coincidence to the matter, Donald Glover -- who's become linked with Miles Morales in more ways than you can count -- was eventually cast as Lando. There's even a blink-and-you'll-miss-it nod to Glover and his connection to Miles Morales in Into the Spider-Verse.
With a slew of award wins and a confirmed sequel, Moore found himself at the center of a successful franchise despite missing out on Star Wars, which may be for the best.
"I like Star Wars and all, but I don't watch Star Wars," said Moore. "I'm more of a Harry Potter guy."