Following his standout role in Jordan Peele’s Nope, Daniel Kaluuya has been announced as a voice cast member of the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Slated to premiere in June 2023, the forthcoming animated film is a sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The flick is co-directed by Justin K. Thompson, Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers, with Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Christina Steinberg producing.
Kaluuya will voice Spider-Punk, also known as Hobart “Hobie” Brown, a homeless teenager who is bitten by a spider due to President Norman Osborn's toxic waste dumping. With his newfound powers, Spider-Punk gives a voice to the city’s oppressed, opposing the corrupt Osborn and his V.E.N.O.M. troops.
He joins a cast that includes stars Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld. Moore voices the Brooklyn-based Spider-Man, while Steinfeld voices Spider-Gwen. The dynamic duo must reunite again amid the emergence of a powerful new supervillain. Additional plot details are being kept under wraps.
A third installment in the trilogy, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, will follow with a 2024 release.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is out on June 2, 2023.
In other entertainment news, Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the Star Wars spinoff series The Acolyte.