Cricketer Shubman Gill to voice for Indian Spider-Man in 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse'

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' to hit screens on June 2

Shubman Gill Shubman Gill | AFP

Young batter Shubman Gill will lend his voice to Indian Spider-Man in the upcoming animated movie 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,' the makers announced Monday.

The film, slated to be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment India across the country, marks the big screen debut of Pavitr Prabhakar, the Indian Spider-Man.

Gill, who is currently playing for Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League, said Spider-Man is "one of the most relatable superheroes." The 23-year-old will voice the Hindi and Punjabi versions of the film.

"Since the movie will be debuting the Indian Spider-Man for the first time on screen, getting to be the voice of our Indian Spider-Man, Pavitr Prabhakar, in the Hindi and Punjabi languages was such a remarkable experience for me. Already, I feel superhuman. I am eagerly anticipating the release of this movie," the cricketer said in a statement.

June 2 will indeed be a momentous occasion for all Spider-Man fans across the country, and we are sure that everyone will shower the same love on this film as they did on 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', said Shony Panjikaran, General Manager and Head of Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) India.

"We are so excited to collaborate with Shubman Gill, as he's not only a youth icon but also a true hero, having represented our country so well in international cricket while enthralling millions of fans with his on-ground heroics," Panjikaran added.

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' will hit the Indian screens in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Bengali on June 2. 

The film is the sequel to 2018's 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' and is set in a shared multiverse of alternate universes called the "Spider-Verse".

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