Animated “Spider-Man” Scores Ali, Henry

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight,” “Luke Cage,” “House of Cards”) and Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”) have joined the cast of the animated “Spider-Man” film at Sony Pictures.

Henry will take on the role of Jefferson Davis, the father of this film’s Spider-Man version Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore). Davis has a shady past but went clean after he started a family.

Ali will voice his brother and Miles’ uncle Aaron Davis. In the comics, Aaron Davis was also the villain The Prowler. Liev Schreiber was previously announced in the role of a villain.

“21 Jump Street” and “The LEGO Movie” filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are writing and producing the animated Spider-Man film, which is being directed by Bob Persichetti (“The Little Prince”) and Peter Ramsey (“Rise of the Guardians”).

The film opens December 21st next year.

Source: The Tracking Board