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  • Shamser Khalid

Shubman Gill to Voice Indian Spider-Man

Indian cricketer Shubman Gill is taking on a new challenge by lending his voice to the character of Pavitr Prabhakar, also known as the Indian Spider-Man, in the Hindi and Punjabi versions of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

The animated sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K Thompson, is set to release in India on June 2, 2023, in 10 languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, and Malayalam.

Shubman Gill, who plays for the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League, expressed his excitement about taking on the role of Pavitr Prabhakar in the Hindi and Punjabi versions of the film. In a statement, he shared that he had grown up watching Spider-Man and that the character was one of the most relatable superheroes. He added that being the voice of the Indian Spider-Man was a remarkable experience for him, and he was eagerly awaiting the release of the movie.

Response to the News

The news of Shubman Gill's role in the film has received an overwhelming response from fans. Excited fans took to social media to congratulate the cricketer on his new endeavor, with many calling it a "spectacular masterpiece" and applauding his talent. One fan wrote, "This is huge!! Too talented @shubmangill," while another fan stated, "Leaving the mark in every field."

The announcement was accompanied by a funny video that showed many people looking in the direction of the ceiling and asking an unseen Shubman to get down. One person joked, "Khud ko Spider-Man samajhta hai (Does he think he is Spider-Man?)". It turns out they are waiting for him to get in the recording booth, and he makes a superhero-like landing before sharing the iconic line, "With great power comes great responsibility."

What to Know About the Film

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will feature Shameik Moore as Miles and Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, along with Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, and Oscar Isaac as Miguel O'Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099. The film is expected to be a blockbuster hit, and fans are eagerly waiting for its release.

Recently, the trailer was released, much to the excitement of fans. The trailer gives viewers a glimpse of Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy venturing into the multiverse, where they meet some familiar faces and new heroes. The Indian Spider-Man, Pavitr Prabhakar, also makes an appearance in the trailer, voiced by Karan Soni.

Other Details

The trailer also features a reference to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe as Tom Holland's Spider-Man and Doctor Strange is told off for messing with the multiverse. Rumors are rife that the previous Spider-Man actors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, could also make an appearance in the film.

In conclusion, Shubman Gill's new role in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a testament to his talent and versatility. The cricketer's fans are thrilled to see him taking on a new challenge and are eagerly awaiting the release of the film. With his remarkable talent and the film's impressive cast, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is sure to be a spectacular masterpiece.


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