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About the Spider-Verse casting for The Vulture, Captain Stacy revealed

Today is the first day of the Annecy Festival, the annual animated film festival in Annecy, France – and it’s kicking off with a bang as Sony Pictures Animation updated audiences on the production of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One. Alongside a lithograph of Miles Morales and Spider-Man 2099 that appears to have been distributed to festival attendees, Sony shared an image from the film and some casting news.

Some of this was already known after CinemaCon when Sony showed the first 15 minutes of the film, introducing Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman. Other new additions to the cast include Jorma Taccone as The Vulture and Shea Whigham as Police Captain George Stacy.

You can see the lithograph (cropped for clarity) here:

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…And you can check out the tweet thread (originally seen here) under.

Catch your breath and dare… Sony Pictures Animation presents: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse at #AnnecyFestival starts NOW.

First, Kevin Noel, Sony Animation’s SVP of Production, takes the stage at #AnnecyFestival to open our presentation.

Before we get into too much new stuff, @philiplord and @chrizmillr have a surprise (virtual) performance to wow the #AnnecyFestival crowd with their rich French vocabulary. They say words like “amuse-bouche”…

…and reminding the crowd at the #AnnecyFestival of the first-ever Across the #SpiderVerse teaser trailer we released late last year.

The rest of our filmmaking super team takes to the #AnnecyFestival stage! Welcome, Directors Justin K. Thompson (@shinypinkbottle), Kemp Powers (@Powerkeni), and Joaquim Dos Santos (@JDS_247). The boys first dive deeper into the #SpiderVerse.

#AnnecyFestival audiences get a glimpse into the visual development and behind-the-scenes art of Gwen Stacy (voiced by @HaileeSteinfeld) and her world, Earth-65. Spoiler alert: everything is beautiful. Think watercolors, layered brushstrokes, and paper textures.

As a treat, #AnnecyFestival is getting a sequence from the film! In this clip, we see Gwen’s father, George Stacy (voiced by Shea Whigham), a “book-walking cop” responding to a disturbance at the Guggenheim Museum. Of course, Gwen gets into the scene before him where she meets new faces…

In this Across the #SpiderVerse clip we saw: An anachronistic version of The Vulture (voiced by @jormataccone), our old friend Spider-Man 2099 (voiced by Oscar Isaac), and the incomparable (and pregnant!) Jessica Drew aka Spider- woman (voiced by @IssaRae). #AnnecyFestival

On Spider-Man 2099 art. Unlike other Spideys, Miguel O’Hara was not bitten by a radioactive bug and does not have a Spidey Sense. But with advanced technology and his own skill, he has super strength! Wall Climbing Claws! a huge laser net! a flying wing suit!! #AnnecyFestival

Much like Gwen in the clip, Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman wowed the #AnnecyFestival audience! We see more of her character through expression sheets and visual development. She’s a certified badass.

Well, for the reason we’re all here, the heartbeat of our #SpiderVerse, the one and only Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore)! He’s grown up a bit and is learning to balance school life with family life and being a hero. He also has a new suit and a Spidey symbol. #AnnecyFestival

It’s time to stop by Miles in this next clip for the #AnnecyFestival audience to see what he’s up to.

In our second Across the #SpiderVerse clip shared with the #AnnecyFestival audience, Miles is late for a meeting between himself, his parents and the school counselor (voiced by @TheRealDratch).

Miles has a lot on his mind, from the school of his dreams to keeping his town safe and being a good son to his parents. That is much! Not to mention… something seems to be triggering his Spidey Sense… 🤔 #AnnecyFestival

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Meet The Spot, Miles Morales’ most formidable opponent yet, debuting at the #AnnecyFestival. He is voiced by Jason Schwartzman. 🕳

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One hits theaters on June 2, 2023.

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