Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has accomplished the impossible task of introducing us to not one but six Spider-Mans, including, somehow, Spider-Ham. We’re excited to know who will appear in the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and today we have an answer; Daniel Kaluuya (Nope, Black Panther) will join the role of Spider-Punk, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Story details are pretty light – Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) will once again team up with Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) to fight a new villain. Kaluuya will voice Hobart “Hobie” Brown, aka Spider-Punk. Spider-Punk first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man in January 2015. In the comics, Spider-Punk is a needless teenager who was given powers through a spider irradiated by a substance dump. toxic waste of Norman Osborn, who then led the New Yorkers against Osborn.
Spider-Punk will be familiar to more than just comic book fans, as he’s one of many variation clothes available in Insomniac’s 2018 game. The Spider-Punk suit comes with the special ability Rock Out, which can send enemies flying with a sonic wave from his spider-man-themed star-shaped guitar.
In addition to Moore, Steinfeld, and Kaluuya, The Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse cast includes a return Into the Spider-Verse members Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Jorma Taccone, and Greta Lee, as well as Oscar Isaac, who had a cameo in a post-credits scene after the film. The new cast includes Issa Rae, Rachel Dratch, Shea Wingham and Jason Schwartzman. Phil Lord once again wrote the screenplay for the film, starring frequent collaborator Christopher Lord, as well as Dave Callaham. The film’s directors are Kemp Powers (Soul), Joaquin Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Justin K. Thompson.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will hit theaters on June 2, 2023.
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