Sony Pictures Animation’s untitled “Spider-Man” feature has found it’s Miles Morales. Shameik Moore, one of the breakout stars of indie “Dope” and currently seen as DJ Shaolin Fantastic Netflix’s hip-hop drama “The Get Down,” will voice Morales, TheWrap has learned.
“Ray Donovan” star Liev Schrieber will voice the villain in the Sony Pictures Animation’s project.
The feature is being directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey and written by Phil Lord. Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller are executive producing; Christina Steinberg is producing.
Miles Morales was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, with Bendis and Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso drawing inspiration from both U.S. President Barack Obama and American actor Donald Glover.
Miles Morales was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, the 13-year-old son of an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother. Axel Alonso has described Miles Morales as an intelligent nerd with an aptitude for science similar to his predecessor, Peter Parker.
Miles Morales made his debut in the fourth issue of the “Ultimate Fallout” limited series, which was released on August 3, 2011. He later starred in the relaunched “Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man” series, written by Bendis and drawn by Pichelli, in September 2011.
‘Untitled Animated Spider-Man’ will hit theaters on Dec. 21, 2018.