Marvel's Miles Morales will get his own film this Christmas from Sony Pictures with the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Although the film focuses on Miles, his predecessor Peter Parker also plays a key role, and now we know who voices the original Spider-Man.
Sony announced during its CinemaCon presentation that Jake Johnson, best known for his roles on New Girl and in Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World, will play the beloved character.
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Peter was shown briefly last year in the closing moments of the debut trailer, in a scene in which Miles (voiced by Shameik Moore) asks how many Spider-heroes there are. The New Girl star will voice an older Peter, presumably from another universe, as the Peter in Miles' world has died in unrevealed circumstances.
Along with the news of Johnson as Parker and additional footage of the film, Sony debuted the new trailer for its Spider-Man spinoff Venom, starring Tom Hardy. In the comics, Miles and Eddie Brock will meet for the first time in June in the second issue of Marvel's new Venom series, by writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on Dec. 14. The films stars Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Mahershala Ali and Liev Schreiber.
(via Screen Rant)