Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali and Atlanta‘s Brian Tyree Henry are joining the voice cast of Sony’s yet-to-be titled animated Spider-Man movie from Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Per The Tracking Board, Henry has signed on to voice the father of Miles Morales, Jefferson Davis. Meanwhile, Ali is playing his uncle, Aaron Davis, a.ka. the Prowler.
The two are joining a voice cast that so far includes The Get Down‘s Shameik Moore as Miles and X-Men Origins: Wolverine star Liev Schreiber as the film’s main villain.
Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey are co-directing the project, working from a script by Lord, who’s also serving as an executive producer with Miller. In addition, Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch is on board as a story contributor.
Sony’s animated Spider-Man film is set for release on December 14, 2018.
Source: The Tracking Board
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