May 26, 2015 10:41 AM EDT

After joining the cast of The Walking Dead, Tyler James Williams has his eye on another comic-book adaptation: Marvel’s upcoming reboot of Spider-Man.

“I’m open to the idea, I am,” he said in a recent interview. “I’m not like starting campaigns or anything for it because I trust Marvel. I’ve read for them before. I trust what their decisions will be. But yeah, I would love to do it. I would absolutely love to do it.”

Williams has long been a fan-favorite to play Miles Morales, a newer version of Spider-Man who is of black and Hispanic descent. “We’ll see what happens, which way Marvel decides to go with Spider-Man,” Williams said. “But I’d love to take a turn with somebody who is kind of ethnically ambiguous and just kind of turn it on its head. You know, force people to see them in a different light.”

While not a lot has been announced about the upcoming reboot, which will bring the web-slinging superhero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel president Kevin Feige has said the movie will focus on Peter Parker, who will be back in high school.

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