Actor Karan Soni, best known for his role as the taxi driver Dopinder in the “Deadpool” film franchise, will join the cast of the upcoming animated superhero film “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”
In the sequel to 2018’s
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Soni, 34, will voice the character Pavitr Prabhakar, a poor Indian boy who is granted spider powers by an ancient yogi to fight evil. Prabhakar eventually becomes Spider-Man India and a member of Miguel O’Hara’s (voiced by Oscar Isaac) Spider-Forces.
Speculation about the South Asian web-slinger appearing in the sequel first began in December 2021 when Sony Pictures released a first look at the sequel.
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson and Kemp Powers, the highly anticipated film sees the return of Shameik Moore as Spider-Man/Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen.
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” will also feature returning actors such as Jake Johnson, Luna Lauren Vélez and Brian Tyree Henry, as well as newcomers such as Jason Schwartzman
and Daniel Kaluuya.
The next installment of the Spider-Verse franchise will premiere in cinemas on June 2.