There’s been a lot of Spider-Man movie talk lately, and it’s centred around the development of a Spider-Man Universe of standalone movies based on characters like Venom, or Silver Sable and Black Cat. For the time being, Marvel and Sony have an arrangement to co-own the live-action Spidey (basically), but that doesn’t mean that Sony can’t go rogue and proceed with it’s own Spider-thing, like having their own separate animated Spider-Man. Oh yes, there will soon be two Spider-Men on screen, and now the one that will be animated has his own voice. Get ready for Miles Morales!
In a reveal courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that Miles Morales, when he appears on screen, will have the voice of Shameik Moore in the presently titled Animated Spider-Man. Moore, the star of Dope and Netflix’s The Get Down, is still an up-and-comer, but on his head now lies the responsibility of bringing Miles to life in the animated film. In other news, former Sabretooth portrayer Liev Schrieber will also be a part of the film giving voice to the story’s villain. Of course, there’s no idea who or what Schrieber might be playing, but he’s in there.
Presently, Animated Spider-Man is aiming for a December 21, 2018 release date. Rise of the Guardians’ director Peter Ramsey will be co-directing with Bob Persichetti from a script by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who will also be producing. Last year at CinemaCon, Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson said that the Animated Spider-Man will “conceptually and visually break new ground for the superhero genre.” I guess we’ll see.
Spider-Man will next be seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is in theatres everywhere this July.