WARNING: The following contains minor spoilers for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in theaters Dec. 14.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is just a few short weeks away from its release, yet a brand-new revelation about the first theatrical animated Spidey feature has just been revealed.
At an early screening of the film, ComicBook.com confirmed that actor Chris Pine, who is well-known for his roles as Steve Trevor in Warner Bros.'s Wonder Woman and Captain Kirk in the modern Star Trek film series, makes a cameo in the upcoming Sony/Marvel film as none other than Peter Parker.
Of course, the version of Peter Parker who will be played by the DC star is different from the film's main Peter, who is voiced by Jake Johnson and serves as the mentor to upstart Spidey Miles Morales.
The Peter Parker voiced by Pine is actually the one who died in Miles' universe, leaving a Spider-Man-shaped void in that reality, which Miles ultimately has to step up and fill. So, while it is Johnson's Peter Parker who will be showing Miles the ropes (or, in this case, the webs), Pine's Peter Parker also plays an extremely significant part in Miles' rise as the new wall-crawler.
"The Spider-Man in Miles' universe that he meets early in the movie was meant to be as competent a Spider-Man as possible, and is meant to be living in an alternate universe that we would all consider the mainstream comics universe," producer Phil Lord told Fandango. "So you'll see that like he and M.J. kiss in the rain upside down, but she's upside down, and he's right side up. Just trying to find little ways to say, 'This is a parallel dimension.'"
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman and starring Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters Dec. 14.