Filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found their Spider-Man and his villain in Sony’s upcoming untitled animated project. Shameik Moore will lend his voice to hero Miles Morales and Liev Schreiber will play the villain of the film, whose identity is currently being kept under wraps.
Miles Morales, originally created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, is a half-black, half-Latino teenager of Earth-1610 aka the Ultimate Universe who adopts the mantle of Spider-Man after his universe’s Peter Parker dies.
He’s a popular character within the Marvel community and fans have long called for his inclusion in feature films.
Lord and Miller wrote the project, which The Little Prince‘s Bob Persichetti will be co-directing with Rise of the Guardians’ Peter Ramsey.
Moore is known for his role in 2015’s Dope and Baz Luhrman’s Netflix series The Get Down, which recently debuted Part 2. Coming up, he’ll appear in James Franco’s film The Pretenders. He’s represented by ICM, Artistic Endeavors, and Three Six Zero Entertainment.
Next up, Schreiber will appear in the film Chuck and will lend his voice to two other films, Wes Anderson’s stop-motion feature Isle of Dogs and My Little Pony: The Movie. He’s also known for his role in Showtime’s Ray Donovan as the titular lead. He’s repped by Arcieri & Associates, UTA, and Untitled Entertainment.
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor