Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry Added To Animated Spider-Man Film

Comments Off on Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry Added To Animated Spider-Man Film

Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry Added To Animated Spider-Man Film
Posted by Wilson Morales

June 21, 2017

Source: Tracking-Board

Tracking Board are reporting that Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry have joined the voice cast of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s untitled animated Spider-Man movie.

They join a cast that already includes Shameik Moore (The Get Down) as Miles Morales, aka Spider-Man, and Liev Schreiber, whose role hasn’t been identified but it’s assumed to be the villain of the film.

Henry will voice Miles’ detective father, Jefferson Davis, while Ali will voice the larger role of Miles’ uncle, Aaron Davis, who loves his nephew but operates on the wrong side of the law.

Bob Persichetti (The Little Prince) and Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) will co-direct the animated Spider-Man movie, which Lord wrote and will produce with Miller.

Originally created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Miles Morales is a half-black, half-Latino teenager who adopts the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter Parker dies. He’s a popular character within the Marvel community, and fans of the Spidey comics have long called for his inclusion in feature films.

Ali won a Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, which also won Best Picture. He recently wrapped Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel and he’ll soon be seen in the Sundance film Roxanne Roxanne.

Henry is best known for his role as Paper Boi on FX’s Golden Globe-winning comedy series Atlanta and will next be seen alongside Atlanta‘s Lakeith Stanfield in the Sundance-winning drama Crown Heights. He recently wrapped the Matthew McConaughey film White Boy Rick, and was just cast in Steve McQueen’s Widows as well as Drew Pearce’s directorial debut Hotel Artemis. Henry’s additional TV credits include Vice Principals, Boardwalk Empire and This Is Us.


Comments are closed.