Daniel Kaluuya has joined the voice cast of Sony Pictures animated feature Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The original film told the story of Brooklyn teenager Miles, who’s given spidey powers following Peter Parker’s death. The 2018 film grossed $375.5 million worldwide and won the Oscar for ‘Best Animated Feature’ at the 91st Academy Awards.
The sequel film will see Kaluuya voice the character of Hobart “Hobie” Brown, a.k.a. Spider-Punk, who was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #10 in 2015. The cast also includes Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee. Issa Rae, Rachel Dratch, Joma Taccone, Shea Whigham and Jason Schwartzman.
Directed by Justin K. Thompson, Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2023 and will precede the trilogy’s third installment, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, which is set to be released March 29, 2024.