Followed by his role in the 2018 Black Panther in the MCU, Daniel Kaluuya has joined the voice cast of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The movie is a sequel to Sony’s 2018 animated superhero film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The sequel will continue to follow the adventures of Miles Morales, aka Spider-Man, across the multiverse with a new team of Spider-Men. Sony Pictures is working on two sequels for the 2018 film, Across the Spider-Verse, which is set to release in 2023, and Beyond the Spider-Verse, which will release in 2024.
Daniel Kaluuya has joined the film as Spider-Punk. He would voice the character of Hobart “Hobie” Brown, who is also known as Spider-Punk. The Get Out star would be joining Shameik Moore, Oscar Isaac, and Hailee Steinfeld in the sequel.
Daniel Kaluuya Joins The Spider-Verse as Spider-Punk
Black Panther actor Daniel Kaluuya will now voice the character of Spider-Punk in the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the English actor has now landed a role in the animated film.
He will voice the character of Hobart “Hobie” Brown, a.k.a. Spider-Punk in Across the Spider-Verse. The Academy Award winner played the role of W’kabi, the former head of security for Wakanda’s border in Black Panther.
However, Daniel Kaluuya would not be reprising his role in Wakanda Forever. The Queen and Slim missed the opportunity after being cast in Jordan Peele’s Nope.
Spider-Punk first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #10. He is an alternate version of Hobie Brown and becomes a hero to the oppressed citizens of New York in his universe.
He was transformed by a spider that was exposed to Oscorp’s toxic waste dumping. The official merchandise of Across the Spider-Verse confirmed that Spider-Punk would join Spider-Men in the sequel.
Sony Planning to Introduce More Spider-Men into the Spider-Verse
The 2018 animated film introduced different Spider-Men from different universes. The sequel is also expected to follow the path as Miles Morales continues his adventures across the Spider-Verse.
The studio already planned a threequel, and there could be a possibility that Two Single Beds star would reprise his role as Spider-Punk in the threequel as well. Not just Daniel Kaluuya rumors have suggested that Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire might appear in the sequel as well.
However, the studio has not confirmed the news so far. The studio has also not revealed much information about the plot of Across the Spider-Verse and how Spider-Punk would join Miles Morales and others.
It is believed that Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen would recruit him to fight a new villain, The Spot. There is also a possibility that Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099 would actually recruit Hobie Brown to take down the villain. However, in comics Superior Spider-Man recruits Spider-Punk to join an army of Spider-Men.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to release on 2 June 2023.