A ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ Star Has Apologized For Being A ‘Sore Loser’ At The Oscars

Shameik Moore has apologized and admitted to being a “sore loser” after Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse lost Best Animated Feature Film to The Boy and the Heron.

Moore voices Miles Morales in the Spider-Verse films, and he did not react well to the sequel missing out on Oscar gold. The actor initially tweeted “robed” before correcting himself and writing “robbed” in a follow-up tweet.

However, Moore quickly backtracked and apologized after fans began calling him out for the outburst.

“Respect to the winners. It’s true, I’m definitely a sore loser,” Moore tweeted. “But we didn’t lose, Spiderverse has impacted ALOT of lives, we may not have been acknowledged tonight but life goes on, and BEYOND….. yea get ready.”

Moore also agreed with a fan who noted that Spider-Verse producer Christopher Miller had the correct reaction to losing to the Hiyao Miyazaki film: “Well, if you’re gonna lose, might as well lose to the GOAT.”

“Your right, honestly the whole Spiderverse team are such good sports,” Moore wrote. “Very professional and I’m excited to see what comes of this. I’m young, and a fighter, so forgive my nature. Congrats to the winners.”

Across the Spider-Verse was one of the few critically acclaimed superhero movies in 2023, which was a rough year for the comic book genre. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, The Flash, The Marvels, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom all failed at the box office while the Spider-Verse was a bonafide hit.

Unfortunately, fans will be waiting a while. In the midst of the actors and writers’ strike, the third film, Beyond the Spider-Verse was delayed indefinitely. It currently does not have a release date, but the film isn’t canceled. It’s just going to take a little longer than expected before arriving in theaters.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)