With the recent developments of Sony’s Venom and Silver & Black Spider-Man spin-offs, it can be easy to forget the studio also has an animated Spider-Man film on the horizon, but they have just reminded people it is still very much in the works as The Tracking Board is reporting that Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali and Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry have been cast in the upcoming film.
Rather than focus on Peter Parker’s Spider-Man, the animated film will instead follow the adventures of fan-favourite Miles Morales, voiced by The Get Down’s Shameik Moore, as he becomes the new Spider-Man.
Henry will play Miles’ father, a man who has a checkered past but went clean when he decided to raise a family, while Ali will have a larger role as Aaron Davis, Miles’ uncle who is on the wrong side of the law.
In the pages of Ultimate Spider-Man, Davis was also the supervillain known as The Prowler. Ray Donovan‘s Liev Schreiber, however, is playing a mystery villain in the film.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were just fired from the Star Wars spin-off Han Solo, wrote and are producing the untitled Spider-Man film while The Little Prince’s Bob Persichetti and Rise of the Guardians‘ Peter Ramsey are directing.