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Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry Join Animated ‘SPIDER-MAN’ Movie

June 21, 2017

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Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry have joined the cast of Sony’s upcoming SPIDER-MAN movie. Henry will voice Jefferson Davis, the father of Miles Morales who has a shady past but went clean after he started a family, while Ali will voice his brother and Miles’ uncle, Aaron Davis. Aaron Davis was also the villain The Prowler in the pages of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Ali and Henry join the previously announced Shameik Moore voting the titular Miles Morales and Liev Schreiber as a mystery villain.

Created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, Miles Morales was originally an inhabitant of Marvel’s Ultimate universe that existed between 2001 and 2015 as a parallel timeline reboot of Marvel continuity. Morales didn’t appear until Ultimate Fallout #4 in 2011, however, following the death of the Ultimate Peter Parker. The character also has the same powers as the original Spider-Man, but he is also capable of briefly turning invisible and even a venom sting that can paralyze his foes. In the wake of Marvel’s 2015 Secret Wars event, Miles Morales was brought over to the central Marvel Universe (that’s the 616) where he currently headlines Marvel’s adjective less Spider-Man title.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) will be writing and producing this animated film, which will be directed by Bob Perschietti and Peter Ramsey. It hits theaters on December 21, 2018.

 

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