Daniel Kaluuya has gone from one Marvel world in Wakanda to another in Sony’s Spider-Verse.
The “Nope” star will join Sony Pictures’ animation film, sequel to the 2018 “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” as the voice of Hobart “Hobie” Brown, a.k.a. Spider-Punk.
The second film will follow Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who has taken on the mantle of Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, as he reunites with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) to navigate the complicated web of the multiverse in the shadow of a new villain and team of Spider-People.
Justin K. Thompson, Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers are directing the feature, which weavews into theaters on June 2, 2023. Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Christina Steinberg are producing. Lord and Miller will also be credited as writers on the film, along with David Callaham.
Other voices cast in the sequel film will include Oscaar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara — or Spider-Man 2099, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father Jefferson Davis, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio Morales, Issa Rae as Jessica Drew or Spider-Woman, Jorma Taccone as Viltire, Rachel Dratch, Jason Schwartzman as Spot, Shea Whigham and Greta Lee.
The spun-up sequel currently has a release date set for June 2, 2023. A third installment has already stuck to a release date of March 29, 2024.
Kaluuya, whose most recent appearance occurred in Jordan Peele’s third horror film “Nope” (2022) alongside Keke Palmer, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” His performance in Peele’s “Get Out,” officially put him on the map. Other roles include appearances in “Queen & Slim,” “Black Panther” and “Widows.” He also recently served as producer on “Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul,” starring Regina Hall and Sterling K Brown.
Kaluuya is repped by Entertainment 360, B-Side, Johnson Shapiro Slewett and Kole, and R&CPMK.