Animated Spider-Man film casts Shameik Moore as Miles Morales
We can finally put a voice to the face of another Spider-Man.
After quite a bit of mystery regarding who will step into the role of Miles Morales, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Shameik Moore will voice the alternate version of Spider-Man in the upcoming animated feature from Sony.
Rather than highlighting the hyper-popular Peter Parker, Sony's yet-untitled film will focus on the half-black, half-Latino Miles Morales.
Fans may recognize Moore from his breakout role as Malcolm in the 2015 coming-of-age indie Dope, and as Curtis "Shaolin Fantastic" Anderson the Netflix series The Get Down. The actor follows in Donald Glover's footsteps, as the Community star previously voiced Morales in the Disney XD animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.
Moore will join Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber, who will voice the film's big bad. Schreiber's villainous character hasn't yet been named, and details are kept under tight wraps for now, but we'll update you as news breaks.
The animated Spider-Man movie touts The LEGO Movie director Phil Lord as scribe and executive producer. Lord's filmmaking partner Chris Miller will executive produce the project as well. The pair are also set to co-direct the forthcoming Han Solo anthology film starring Alden Ehrenreich as the young space-farer. Bob Persichetti, who wrote the recent The Little Prince refresh, will co-direct the Spider-Man flick with Peter Ramsey, who helmed 2012's Rise of the Guardians.
Plot specifics haven't been revealed, but what we do know the film will focus on Morales "as he juggles school life and superheroics in the classic Spider-Man mold." Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Morales made his first appearance in a 2011 issue of Ultimate Fallout, following the death of Peter Parker. The imprint follows an alternate story universe, so fans should expect quie a different tale from what they know from the standard Spider-Man installments. And though the comic run ended in 2015, Morales has clearly stuck around.
A release date for the animated Spider-Man film hasn't yet been announced. While we wait to pencil it in our calendars, check out the other comic book characters who totally deserve their own movie.