There are so many of them, in fact, that we don’t even know if many of them will be voiced. We knew we were expecting Spider-Punk (voiced by Daniel Kaluuya) and Spider-Woman (voiced by Issa Rae). Oscar Isaac was one of the first Spider-Man variants announced to return, Spider-Man 2099 did show up in the first teaser.
There are others that we are also expecting, like Scarlet Spider, Bombastic Bag-Man, and Cyborg Spider-Woman. But we don’t know who will be voiced. Just recently, we reported that Tom Holland might reprise his role as Spider-Man in the animated movie. Now we have a new one on the list who has a confirmed voice actor, Spider-Man India.
Karan Soni Voices Spider-Man India in Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
Deadline has reported that Deadpool actor Karan Soni will voice Spider-Man India. Soni played the role of Dopinder in Deadpool. He’s the ever-reliable taxi driver who helps bring Deadpool to his missions.
Karan Soni is also known for films like Always Be My Maybe, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, and Creep 2. He’s done TV too with Miracle Workers, Blunt Talk, Betas and Other Space. He’s also done some voice work too with Trolls World Tour and Disney’s Strange World. He has written his own film as well with 7 Days.
Soni will voice Pavitr Prabhakar, aka Spider-Man India. The character first appeared in his own solo four-issue comic book back in 2004 to 2005. Prabhakar exists in a different universe but is very similar to Peter Parker in many ways. The people around Prabhakar are very similar to Peter Parker too.
His origin is almost the same, but with one major difference in how he got his powers. This spider-man didn’t get bit by a radioactive spider. Instead, Prabhakar meets an ancient yogi who gives him the powers of a spider. He was given the responsibility to fight the evil that threatened the world.
Spider-Man India was created by Jeevan Kang, Suresh Seetharama and Sharad Devarajan. We don’t know the full extent of Spider-Man India’s appearance in the upcoming animated movie sequel. But since Soni will be voiced by a prominent actor, we could expect more than just a cameo.
Spider-Man India Featured In Spider-Man: Across The Universe
Spider-Man India has been featured in the Spider-Verse storyline, which was released from 2014 to 2015. He ended up joining a team of Spiders with Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-UK and Anya Corazon (Spider-Girl). They called themselves the Web Warriors.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a sequel to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which was released in 2018. The original film focuses on Miles Morales on his transformation into a new young Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker Spider-Man. The events also opened up his world to the multiverse, which made him encounter a group of Spider variants.
The new film will focus again on Morales, but this time he’s the one who is travelling the multiverse with the help of Gwen Stacy. He will meet a group of Spider variants who call themselves the Spider-Force. They will meet the villain, The Spot (voiced by Jason Schwartzman), who has the power to travel to different universes. We wonder if the Spider-Force is anything similar to the Web Warriors. If so, it’s possible that is where we meet Spider-Man India.
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