Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Has Revealed Even More Spider-Heroes
Over the last 16 years, we've been seen three different actors play Spider-Man across six live action movies, not to mention that Tom Holland's has also shown up in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. However, while Marvel's Web-Slinger has a long history in animation, he hasn't led his own animated movie. That changes this winter with the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which will see Miles Morales teaming up with a Peter Parker from another universe. But those won't be the only Spider-heroes to show up in Into the Spider-Verse, and it's just been revealed that Spider-Ham and Peni Parker, a.k.a. SP//dr, are the newest additions to the lineup.
It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that comedian John Mulaney and Orange is the New Black star Kimiko Glenn will voice Spider-Ham and Peni Parker, respectively, in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Just like the adult Peter Parker, who's being voiced by Jake Johnson, they'll hail from other universes, though it remains to be seen how heavily Spider-Ham and Peni will factor into the story. Along with Shameik Moore's Miles Morales leading the show, Into the Spider-Verse's other Spider-heroes include Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen and Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, which was also confirmed at the SDCC panel.
Like DC Comics, Marvel has its own multiverse, and many of those realities have their own Spider-hero, though not all of them are called Spider-Man. Pena Parker hails from Earth-14512, and her father built the SP//dr suit. Sadly, Peni's father died when she was nine, and she was told by her Uncle Ben and Aunt May that she was the only one who could carry the SP//dr project forward. One radioactive spider bite later, and Peni carried on her father's legacy by using the SP//dr suit to fight the forces of evil. Then there's Peter Porker, a.k.a. Spider-Ham, who hails from Earth-8311, a.k.a. Larval Earth, which is populated by anthropomorphic animals. As you can probably guess, Spider-Man was originally created strictly to be a comical character; as an example of this, he was originally a spider who was bitten by an irradiated, scientist pig named May Porker, thus turning him into a superpowered pig. However, Spider-Ham did participate in the Spider-Verse comic book event, and he later returned for 2015's Secret Wars and starred in the Web Warriors book.
In total, we have six Spider-heroes showing up in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse so far, but I won't be surprised if that number increases. Of course, Into the Spider-Verse's main story revolves around Miles Morales beginning his Spider-Man journey, and his origin story will see him fighting his own uncle, Aaron Davis, a.k.a. Prowler, voiced by Mahershala Ali; Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, voiced by Liev Schreiber; and Green Goblin, whose voice actor hasn't been revealed yet. Into the Spider-Verse's cast also includes Brian Tyree Henry as Miles' father, Jefferson Davis; Luna Lauren Velez as Miles' mother, Rio Morales; and Lily Tomlin as Peter Parker's Aunt May.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on December 14, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates about the movie. For now, be sure to look through our 2018 release schedule to find out what other movies are coming later this year.
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