Growing star Shameik Moore, known for playing in Dope and Netflix’s The Get Down, will be voicing Miles Morales in Sony Animation’s upcoming and untitled Spider-Man feature film.
Peter Parker won’t be starring as Spider-Man this time, with Morales set to being the new web-slinger. He was previously introduced through Marvel Comics in 2011, as a half-black and half-Latino character.
Meanwhile Liev Schreiber will be voicing the film’s antagonist – the identity of which, however, is being kept under wraps for now.
The project was written by Phil Lord and will be produced by him alongside his Lego Movie and Han Solo collaborator, Chris Miller. The Little Prince writer Bob Persichetti is set to co-direct.
Although most plot details are yet to be revealed, it will be a play on the classic Spider-Man format with Morales trying to balance his high school and superhero lives.
The character of Miles Morales was created by Brian Bendis and Sara Pichelli in 2011 as part of the Ultimate Marvel line, which was devised to tell stories set in an alternate universe. The series was ended by 2015, but Morales became so well-received, that he later was integrated into the main Marvel universe and series of storylines.
Morales also appeared in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, where he was voiced by actor Donald Glover.
The film will be released theatrically sometime in 2018.
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