It was announced this morning, April thirteenth, that breakout star Shameik Moore (Dope, The Get Down) will voice Miles Morales in the upcoming, unnamed project from Sony Pictures Animation.
While Moore portrays the project’s protagonist, the villain will be voiced by Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, Spotlight).
The project will be written by Phil Lord (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie), who is executive-producing with Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie). The two have worked together on The Lego Movie, and the upcoming Han Solo movie. Bob Perischetti (The Little Prince, Puss in Boots) and Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) are set to co-direct.
While few details have been released regarding the unnamed project, the focus of the story will be Miles Morales handling his personal life as well as being Spider-Man on the side.
Miles Morales is not the Spider-Man general audiences are familiar with seeing. He was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, first appearing in the fourth issue of Ultimate Fallout in August 2011. Morales, whose creation was inspired from men such as Barack Obama and Donald Glover, is a teenager of Black Hispanic descent. Another iteration of Morales’ Spider-Man can be seen on the animated television series, Ultimate Spider-Man, where he was voiced by Donald Glover (Atlanta, The Martian).
The news was broken by Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter