A new superhero movie is now streaming on Netflix, and that’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse! The film serves as a follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with many of the original cast members coming back to voice their respective roles. Who are the stars behind the characters?
Thanks to the Sony Pictures and Netflix deal, new releases from the former company get to stream on Netflix first following their theatrical debut. Across the Spider-Verse first came out in May 2023. And now with it being on Netflix, you’re probably wondering who the cast is. We shared a quick list below, and go more in-depth further in the article. Check out the list of actors:
- Shameik Moore as Miles Morales/Spider-Man
- Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen
- Brian Tyree Henry as Jeff Morales
- Lauren Vélez as Rio Morales
- Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man
- Issa Rae as Jess Drew/Spider-Woman
The production is centered around Miles Morales, who’s now reunited with Gwen Stacy, per the synopsis. He’s also “catapulted across the Multiverse” as he meets the Spider Society, a group of Spider-People whose job is to protect the Multiverse’s very existence. But one internal challenge is that not everyone can agree on how to do that. And so, Miles finds himself against some of the other Spiders and has to save those he loves most, and the world, on his own.
Want to learn more about Shameik Moore, the actor who voices Miles? What about the other cast members? Read on below for the details!
Meet the cast from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Shameik Moore as Miles Morales/Spider-Man
Shameik Moore voices the titular character. There are multiple versions of our favorite superhero in multiple worlds, but the main one in this movie is Miles Morales. The Black and Puerto Rican teen is Spider-Man of Earth-1610.
Where do you know him from? Moore is an actor, singer, and rapper who first took on the role in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Some of the talent’s other work includes Malcolm Adekanbi in Dope, Phil in The Pretenders, Devin Holloway in Samaritan, and Sha/Raekwon in Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen
Hailee Steinfeld takes on the role of Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Woman of Earth-65. She’s a fugitive after accidentally killing her version’s Peter Parker.
Where do you know her from? Known as both an actress and singer, Steinfeld is known as Mattie Ross in True Grit, Emily Junk in the Pitch Perfect movies, Charlie Watson in Bumblebee, and Kate Bishop in Hawkeye. She also reprises her role from Into the Spider-Verse. Some of her songs you might recognize are “Love Myself,” “Most Girls,” and “Let Me Go.”
Brian Tyree Henry as Jeff Morales
Brian Tyree plays the role of Jeff Morales, Miles’ father. He’s a police officer who’s been promoted to captain.
Where do you know him from? The actor first gained recognition as Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in Atlanta on FX. Coming back to voice the character first introduced in Into the Spider-Verse, he’s also known for playing Bernie Hayes in Godzilla vs. Kong, James Aucoin in Causeway, and Elijah/Chief in Big Mouth.
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Luna Lauren Vélez as Rio Morales
Luna Lauren Vélez is Miles’ Puerto Rican mother, Rio, who is also a nurse. She’s also one of the cast members who returned to voice her character from Into the Spider-Verse.
Where do you know her from? Vélez’s most notable roles are on television, including Dr. Gloria Nathan on Oz, María LaGuerta on Dexter, Elena on Ugly Betty, and Tamika Martin in East New York. She also starred as Breanna Diaz in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
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Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man
Jake Johnson is the older version of the titular character who’s from Earth-616B. He was Miles’ mentor and is now married to Mary Jane “MJ” Parker. We’ve also met this character in its predecessor.
Where do you know him from? If you were a fan of New Girl, then you probably recognize this actor’s name. That’s because he played one of the main characters, Nick Miller. His other notable roles are Principal Dadier in 21 Jump Street, Sebastian Cremmington in Neighbors, Lowery Cruthers in Jurassic World, Grouchy Smurf in Smurfs: The Lost Village, Chris Vail in The Mummy, and Doug Renetti in Minx.
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Issa Rae as Jess Drew/Spider-Woman
Issa Rae joins the world as a new cast member in the film. She plays Jess Drew, a pregnant Spider-Woman from Earth-404. While others hide their identities, she doesn’t.
Where do you know her from? Rae is an actress, writer, and producer who gained recognition for co-creating, co-writing, and starring in Insecure on HBO. She’s also known for playing April Ofrah in The Hate U Give, and most recently, President Barbie in the Barbie movie.
Other cast members:
- Jason Schwartzman as Johnathon Ohnn/the Spot
- Karan Soni as Pavitr Prabhakar/Spider-Man India
- Daniel Kaluuya as Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk
- Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now streaming on Netflix.