Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is just a few short weeks away from its anticipated release, but now, a brand-new revelation about the first theatrical animated Spidey feature has just been revealed.
Talkies Network is able to confirm that Wonder Woman and Star Trek actor Chris Pine has a small but impactful role in the film. A surprise that has been kept a secret until now, Pine has been revealed as the voice of Miles Morales’ universe’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man. This Peter Parker (the “Ultimate Comics” version) is the one who dies, leading to Morales taking up the role of Spider-Man before running into Jake Johnson’s incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man (main universe Spidey).
In a previous interview with Fandango, co-writer Phil Lord discusses the role Jake Johnson’s Peter Parker plays in this universe and the impact he has on Miles:
“The Spider-Man in Miles’ universe that he meets early in the movie was meant to be as competent a Spider-Man as possible, and is meant to be living in an alternate universe that we would all consider the mainstream comics universe. So you’ll see that like he and M.J. kiss in the rain upside down, but she’s upside down, and he’s right side up. Just trying to find little ways to say, ‘This is a parallel dimension.'”
It’s amazing that Sony could keep such a secret for this long. Pine’s role in the film is small but it is important as his Peter Parker’s death led to Miles becoming the hero he is today.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is in theatres everywhere December 14, 2018.