Spider-Punk Is The Coolest New Spider-Man And We Know Who’s Playing Him

Daniel Kaluuya has been chosen to voice Spider-Punk in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

By James Brizuela | Published

Spider-Punk was introduced to the world in 2015 by writer Dan Slott and artist Olivier Coipe, as a new timeline version of Spider-Man. When the different timelines version of Spider-Man came roaring into the world, he was an instant success, which was further amplified by being added as a playable skin in the PS4 Spider-Man video game, which was released in 2018. The character is one of the many Spider-people being added to Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Daniel Kaluuya has been selected to voice Spider-Punk for the upcoming animated sequel.

Spider-Punk is otherwise known as Hobart “Hobie” Brown and is a homeless teenager who becomes a superhero to help and protect the oppressed citizens in New York, in his respective timeline. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduced the world to many Spider-people, such as Spider-Pig, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man (Peter B. Parker), Penni Parker, and more. Now, we get the immense talent of Daniel Kaluuya voicing Spider-Punk, and the hope is that even more versions of Spider-Man are going to be announced.

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Daniel Kaluuya is coming off another great performance while partnering with Jordan Peele again, as they paired together for the sci-fi thriller, Nope. However, now Daniel Kaluuya voicing Spider-Punk joins him with the likes of Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Issa Rae, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham, and Jason Schwartzman. This is a massive cast, and only fuels our excitement for the follow-up of the Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards in 2019.

We are not entirely sure if Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is going to be bringing back the characters that we met in the first movie, but Daniel Kaluuya coming in as Spider-Punk is just about as good of a replacement character as you can get. Issa Rae will also be voicing Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, so those are two new Spider-Man characters that were not featured in the original movie. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was delayed by an entire year, though we are not as upset about that now, knowing the wonderful cast that has already been added to the sequel.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was monumental as an animated feature, as it brought in a host of characters, that all got their proper screen time in quite an ambitious movie that clearly worked out well. With the high-powered cast that has been added to the sequel, including Daniel Kaluuya as Spider-Punk, we would imagine that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse might also be headed for the Academy Awards. Hopefully, the new story can help usher in Miles Morales as the live-action Spider-Man as well, considering that Tom Holland has been aiming to leave behind the character.

Miles Morales, as shown in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been a mainstay Spider-Man in comics, though he has not yet appeared in a live-action movie. The hope is that transition will happen soon, as he has been quite fantastic on the animated front so far. With Daniel Kaluuya supporting Morales as Spider-Punk, we hope that Spider-Punk might also end up in a live-action movie as well. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be released on June 2, 2023.