The sequel to the Oscar-awarded Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to hit theatres on June 2, 2023. Titled Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the computer-animated film features the superhero Spider-Man a.k.a Miles Morales.
The movie is set in a shared multiverse of alternate universes called the Spider-Verse and will see Miles go on an adventure with Gwen Stacy across it, where he meets a new team of Spider-People known as the Spider-Society. However, he gets into conflict with them over handling the latest threat.
The film was planned to release in April 2022; however, the CoViD pandemic pushed the release to more than a year later, and the latest news is that Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame – our very own Jake Peralta – Andy Samberg is up to voice an essential character in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse!
Andy Samberg was announced to have joined the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse cast via Instagram by The Lonely Island, which Samberg is a member of. Recent reports have also revealed that he will voice Scarlet Spider, one of the Spider-variants in the film.
1. Who is Scarlet Spider in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?
Scarlet Spider is one of the more famous Spider-variants in the DC Comics. Also known as Ben Reilly, he was a clone developed by Professor iles Warren, aka Jackal, in The Amazing Spider-Man #149. Though designed to seek revenge on Peter Parker, he chooses to become a hero.
Ben Reilly’s name comes from the name of Peter Parker’s uncle, Ben Parker, and his Aunt May’s maiden name, Reilly. Jackal created him as he blamed Peter for Gwen Stacy’s death.
The character has one of the most controversial journeys in the comics but is finally on the good side. He has the same powers as Spider-Man and has the Spider-sense.
Andy Samberg is rumored to voice the character in the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. According to One Take News, several sources have confirmed the same. The character has been claimed to be a secondary supporting character in the film and could have a more prominent role in the threequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
2. Is Andy Samberg voicing Scarlet Spider in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?
Andy Samberg has been confirmed to be a part of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Several sources have claimed that he will be voicing the character of Scarlet Spider in the film. However, it has yet to be officially confirmed.
Andy Samberg is a household name. If you don’t know him by name, you will know him as Detective Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Yes, that’s the guy! Our very own Jake from B99!
In addition to his excellent acting skills, Andy Samberg is also a talented voice actor, evident by his roles in Hotel Transylvania (as Johnny Loughran), Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, America: The Motion Picture, Storks, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 and 2, and Space Chimps.
Across the Spider-Verse will be Samberg’s debut voicing a superhero character, and it was The Lonely Island who first disclosed his part in the movie through an Instagram story. The Lonely Island is an American comedy music trio of which Samberg is a part.
Further, One Take News sources have revealed that he will voice Scarlet Spider on-screen alongside actors like Oscar Isaac, Shameil Moore, and Daniel Kaluuya, who had been announced to be a part of the movie earlier. Samberg is said to play a supporting role, not as prominent as Spider-Man India or Spider-Woman, but an essential character in the film.
Stay tuned to Cine Dope for the latest updates on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse!
3. About Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is an upcoming computer-animated superhero film focusing on the Marvel comics character Miles Morales/Spider-Man, serving as a sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac will reprise their roles as Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099, respectively. The sequel will have Miles exploring other universes, adding to his team of Spider-people, and facing new threats.
The film is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson with a screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. Across the Spiderverse will release on June 2, 2023.