‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Adds Daniel Kaluuya as Spider-Punk

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The actor joins Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld in the sequel to ‘Into the Spider-Verse.’

Kaluuya will voice the character of Hobart “Hobie” Brown, aka Spider-Punk. The character is a more recent Marvel Comics creation, having first appeared in 2015 from writer Dan Slott and artist Olivier Coipel. Brown is a homeless teenager who becomes a hero to the oppressed citizens of New York in his dimensional universe. The film’s cast also includes returning actors Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez and Greta Lee. Issa Rae, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham and Jason Schwartzman are among the newcomers.

Across the Spider-Verse is the second of a planned trilogy, with a third installment, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, set to be released March 29, 2024. Kaluuya won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his work in Judas and the Black Messiah and was nominated for his breakout performance in Peel’s Get Out.

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