Shameik Moore slings webs as 1st biracial Spider-Man in film
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shameik Moore says his dream of starring as Spider-Man has somewhat come into reality after about writing about his aspirations in a journal as a teenager.
The 23-year-old actor is the voice of a biracial Spidey based on Brooklyn teen Miles Morales in the animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which lands in theaters on Friday.
Much like his character’s webslinging predecessors, Morales is bitten by a radioactive spider giving him an array of superpowers such as enhanced hearing, wall-crawling and camouflage abilities.
Moore says he became a fan of Morales after seeing Donald Glover voice the character on Disney’s “Ultimate Spider-Man.” Moore says he still aspires to play Morales in a live-action project, but the actor hopes soon than later before he gets “too old.”