Daniel Kaluuya to Voice Spider-Punk in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’

Nope star Daniel Kaluuya was already in the Marvel universe as W’Kabi in Black Panther, but no the actor is voicing a new character in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kaluuya will voice the character of Hobart “Hobie” Brown, a.k.a. Spider-Punk. In the comics, Brown is a homeless teenager, who is transformed by a spider that was irradiated as part of President Norman Osborn’s toxic waste dumping. He becomes the punk-rock-inspired Spider-Man, leading the oppressed people of New York against Osborn’s V.E.N.O.M. troops. Spider-Punk was later recruited by Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius’s mind in Peter Parker’s body) to join an army of Spider-Men.

Kaluuya joins a stacked voice cast that includes Shamiek Moore, Oscar Isaac, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, Issa Rae, Jorma Taccone, Shea Wingham, and Jason Schwartzman.

The film is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson from a screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. Into the Spider-Verse directors, Peter Ramsey and Bob Persichetti are acting as executive producers, alongside Aditya Sood.

Across the Spider-Verse, which hits theaters on June 2, 2023, is the second of a planned trilogy with a third installment, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, set to be released on March 29, 2024.

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