iPOP Alumni Shameik Moore will make his return to the big screen as Miles Morales in 2022 for the ‘Spiderman- Into the Spiderverse’ sequel. The highly anticipated film launched pre-production last month, following the success of the first film.
While there are no current details on a storyline, in April Variety reported that the film will have three directors. Stating, “Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers (a current Oscar nominee), and Justin K. Thompson have been tapped by Sony Pictures Animation to direct the sequel to the Oscar-winning animated feature ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’.”
In a joint statement, the directing team released the following:
“The crew behind the ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ set such a ridiculously high bar, and we’re humbled to take on the challenge of charting the next chapter in the story of Miles Morales.”
The film’s original producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, and Christina Steinberg will also return. Shameik Moore’s role in the original film served as a pivotal moment for the Spider-man franchise. The film was the first Spider-Man movie to focus on the story of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who is Black and Latino. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will sling into theaters on Oct. 7, 2022.
Shameik’s first major breakthrough came with his star-turning role in 2015’s ‘Dope’. Following the success of the film, Moore went on to star in other known hits. His most recent roles include the hit Hulu series ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ and a guest spot on Quibi’s ‘Dishmantled’. Shameik Moore is an actor, rapper, singer, and dancer from Atlanta, GA, who achieved stardom after attending the twice-annual LA-based talent competition iPOP!.
iPop promotes emerging talent to leading agents, managers, casting directors, and music industry professionals. Approaching its 16th year, iPOP! takes place every winter and summer. Performers attend from over 30 different countries. At the event, they work with industry experts and participate in competitions in front of the many agents and managers who are looking for the stars of tomorrow.
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