Summary

  • Amazing voice cast in Spider-Verse films includes Marvel favorites like Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, and Hailee Steinfeld.
  • Actors like Kathryn Hahn, Daniel Kaluuya, and Liev Schreiber have played other Marvel characters in live-action films.
  • It’s unknown which former Marvel actors could join the Spider-Verse franchise’s third film, Beyond the Spider-Verse, whenever it releases.

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Into the Spider-Verse have amazing voice casts, and a few of these stars have played other live-action Marvel characters. The voice cast for the Spider-Verse films is incredibly talented, with actors like Mahershala Ali, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, and Hailee Steinfeld lending their skills to complex and intriguing characters. While these films are animated, Across the Spider-Verse has ties to to other live-action Spider-Man universes, indicating they all exist within one large Marvel multiverse.

If every Marvel film exists in the same multiverse, that means some of these voice actors have played other Marvel characters in other universes. Whether it’s the MCU, Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, or Fox’s Marvel Universe, it isn’t the first Marvel rodeo for many of these actors. Here are 10 Spider-Verse actors who have played other live-action Marvel characters.

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10 Kathryn Hahn (Olivia Octavius) Played The Wickedly Evil Agatha Harkness

Wandavision, 2021

WandaVision

Release Date
January 15, 2021

Seasons
1

Streaming Service(s)
Disney+

Hahn is traditionally known for her comedic talents, but she took on her first role as a Marvel villain in Into the Spider-Verse, in which she portrayed Olivia Octavius, a female variant of Dr. Octopus. In 2021, she joined the MCU as the sinister Agatha Harkness, giving the character a unique blend of humor and vileness that made her a memorable part of WandaVision. She will soon star in the spinoff series Agatha, which is expected to hit Disney+ in late 2024.

9 Brian Tyree Henry (Jefferson Davis) Has Immense Power As An Eternal

Eternals, 2021

Eternals

Director
Chloé Zhao

Release Date
November 5, 2021

Runtime
157 minutes

Brian Tyree Henry shines in the Spider-Verse films as Jefferson Davis, Miles’ protective father and New York City police officer. Henry’s character plays a crucial role in both films and should be equally important in Beyond the Spider-Verse, as Miles tries to stop Spot from killing him. In Eternals, Henry plays Phastos, an Eternal who lends humanity many of their most important technological achievements. However, he abandons his mission after blaming himself for the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima, resulting in the deaths of thousands.

8 Mahershala Ali (Aaron Davis) Has Two Roles In The MCU

Luke Cage, 2016, and Blade, 2025

Mahershala Ali voices Aaron Davis in both Spider-Verse films. He is Miles’ loving, but shady uncle, who is secretly the Prowler. He’s killed by Kingpin in Into the Spider-Verse, but he returns in the sequel in an alternate universe, where he has passed down his villainous identity to his nephew. In the MCU, Ali played Cottonmouth, a criminal kingpin who is killed halfway through the first season of Luke Cage. He is set to rejoin the MCU as the vampire-killing Blade in the upcoming 2025 film.

7 Donald Glover Portrayed Prowler Before His Cameo

Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017

Donald Glover in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Community actor surprised audiences with his cameo in Across the Spider-Verse. He appears as Prowler, locked away in the Spider Society as a multiverse anomaly. This is Donald Glover’s first time wearing the Prowler costume, but he played Miles’ uncle in the MCU. He portrays Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming and is interrogated by Spider-Man to find out where Vulture deals his weapons. He does mention his nephew, indicating that Miles Morales does exist in the MCU.

6 Daniel Kaluuya (Spider-Punk) Turned Against Wakanda as W’Kabi

Black Panther, 2018

Black Panther

Director
Ryan Coogler

Release Date
February 16, 2018

Runtime
134 Minutes

Fresh off of his star-making performance in Get Out, Daniel Kaluuya starred in Black Panther as W’Kabi. W’Kabi is T’Challa’s friend and Okoye’s lover, who turns on Wakanda once Killmonger rises to power. He did not return for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but he did have a significant role in the Spider-Verse sequel as Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk. Hobie is a British Spider-Man whose other powers include rock music and fighting the system. He proves himself an ally to Miles in his fight against the Spider Society.

5 Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy) Takes The Hawkeye As Kate Bishop

Hawkeye, 2021

Hawkeye
Cast
Zahn McClarnon , Fra Fee , Brian D’Arcy James , Hailee Steinfield , Alaqua Cox , Vera Farmiga , Jeremy Renner , Tony Dalton

Release Date
November 24, 2021

Seasons
1

Streaming Service(s)
Disney+

Hailee Steinfeld shines in the Spider-Verse series as Gwen Stacy and has an expanded role in the sequel, almost making her a co-lead alongside Miles. In the MCU, Steinfeld had a co-starring role alongside Jeremy Renner in Hawkeye, in which she plays Kate Bishop, a gifted archer who becomes entangled in a dangerous mission with Clint Barton. While her MCU future is unclear, The Marvels teased that Kate Bishop could return to the universe very soon.

4 Liev Schreiber (Kingpin) Had A Rivalry With Wolverine As Sabertooth

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2009

Liev Schreiber voiced the much larger-than-life Kingpin in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. His performance gave the villain a menacing voice and added to his intimidating stature. Before portraying this villainous role, Schreiber played Victor Creed, a.k.a Sabretooth, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While the movie was panned by critics, his rivalry with Wolverine was one of the few memorable aspects of the film and added context behind why Wolverine and Sabretooth are bitter foes.

3 Nicolas Cage (Spider-Man Noir) Sold His Soul To The Devil As Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider, 2007, & Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 2011

It was perfect casting that Nicolas Cage voiced a character as strange as Spider-Man Noir. A black-and-white Spider-Man, Spider-Man Noir is dressed as an old-timey detective and speaks in a mysterious and heavy tone. However, his role in Ghost Rider allowed him to show off more of his trademark Cage-isms. He portrays Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle stunt rider who gets tied to the Spirit of Vengeance after making a deal with the devil. Cage played the role two times, and hopefully, he will make a cameo as the character sometime soon.

2 Karan Soni (Spider-Man India) Is Deadpool’s Personal Chauffeur

Deadpool, 2016, & Deadpool 2, 2018

Karan Soni as Dopinder in Deadpoon and Spider-Man India in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Deadpool

Director
Tim Miller

Release Date
February 9, 2016

Cast
Ryan Reynolds , Morena Baccarin , T.J. Miller , Brianna Hildebrand , Karan Soni , Ed Skrein , Michael Benyaer , Stefan Kapicic

Karan Soni had a small role in Deadpool as Dopinder, Deadpool’s taxi driver. However, he made a great impression on Wade Wilson and returned for the sequel. Soni has tremendous comedic talent, and he lent his talents to Pavitr Prabhakar, a Spider-Man from India in Across the Spider-Verse. Soni is reportedly returning for Beyond the Spider-Verse, and he will also reprise Dopiner in Deadpool & Wolverine.

1 Oscar Isaac (Spider-Man 2099) Switches Personalities As Moon Knight

Moon Knight, 2022

Moon Knight

Release Date
March 30, 2022

Seasons
1

Streaming Service(s)
Disney+

In Across the Spider-Verse, Oscar Isaac voiced Miguel O’Hara, a.k.a Spider-Man 2099. After accidentally destroying one universe, Miguel has made it his mission to protect the multiverse at any cost, causing a significant conflict between him and Miles. In Moon Knight, Isaac plays Marc Spector/Moon Knight and Steven Grant, two dissociative personalities who learn to work together in the same body. Isaac showed off his range as these characters, but he also proved to be a great antagonist as Miguel, showing that Isaac can handle playing villains and heroes.

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