Daniel Kaluuya’s Spider-Punk Joins ‘Across the Spider-Verse’

Spider-Verse gets even bigger.

While the upcoming Into the spider-verse successor Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Versewill feature many of the characters from the original animated hit such as Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfeld’s Spider-Gwen, there will also be new characters including Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099 (who had a very brief cameo at the end of Into the spider-verse‘s closing credits) and Jason Schwartzman as the supervillain The Spot.

Among the new cast members: The dynamic-looking “Spider-Punk,” who according to a number of industry reports will be voiced in the film by Nix and Black Panther old Daniel Kaluuya. First introduced in the 2015s The Amazing Spider-Man #10, Spider-Punk comes from an alternate dimension where Hobie Brown (AKA the Prowler in the Marvel Universe) gains spider powers and uses them to rebel against his dimensional version of Norman Osborn, who is the President of the United States.

While Kaluuya playing the character is news, the fact that Spider-Punk would be in the movie isn’t exactly a surprise. For months, the toy store’s shelves have been full of them Across the spider-verse “Spider-Punk Web Blast” branded guitars.

If said toys are to be believed, there are several others still technically unannounced Spider Man characters that will appear in the film. (If you don’t want these minor spoilers, skip to the next section). Other merchandise for Across the spider-verse (which was originally set to open in the fall and thus had a lot of its toys on shelves months before the film’s release) features images of the Scarlet Spider; Hasbro has also already released a “Cyborg Spider-Woman” figure, a new concept loosely based on the Cyborg Spider-Man that appeared in the 1990s Marvel Comics. (That guy was just Peter Parker with a few short-lived robotic enhancements.)

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, and written by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and David Callaham, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is scheduled to open in theaters on June 2, 2023. (Another sequel will follow in 2024.) Here’s the first trailer for the film:

Every Spider-Man movie, ranked from worst to best

With great power comes great Spider-Man movies. (Sometimes.)

Related Posts