Swinging into the Spider-Verse is Daniel Kaluuya. The actor has joined the voice cast of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the follow-up to the Academy Award-winning animated picture, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He was last seen having a near encounter in Jordan Peele’s Nope.
The film is being directed by Justin K. Thompson, Joaquim Dos Santos, and Kemp Powers, and is scheduled to open in theaters on June 2, 2023. Producing partners include Christina Steinberg, Phil Lord, Amy Pascal, Chris Miller, and Avi Arad.
The plot’s specifics are being withheld, but Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales, Brooklyn’s permanent friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, is forced to reteam with Spider-Gwen and a new group of Spider-People to to face off with a powerful villain.
Spider-Punk, also known as Hobart “Hobie” Brown, will be voiced by Kaluuya. The character was developed more recently by Dan Slott and Olivier Coipel for Marvel Comics, debuting in 2015. In his spatial realm, Brown, a homeless adolescent, is revered as a hero by New York’s oppressed people.
Additionally returning to the film’s cast are Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Greta Lee. Among the newcomers are Issa Rae, Rachel Dratch, Joma Taccone, Shea Whigham, and Jason Schwartzman.
The film’s authors will be listed as David Callaham, Lord, and Miller.
Peter Ramsey and Bob Persichetti, who directed Into the Spider-Verse, are serving as executive producers alongside Aditya Sood.
The third film in the trilogy, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, is slated for release on March 29, 2024. Across the Spider-Verse is the second in this trilogy.
In addition to being nominated for his breakthrough role in Peel’s Get Out, Kaluuya won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his efforts in Judas and the Black Messiah.
He is repped by Entertainment 360, B-Side, and Johnson Shapiro.