June 05, 2023

Film & TV

Chris Pine Surprises with Secret Role as Marvel Superhero

Chris Pine lent his voice to deceased version of Spider-Man, fans shocked

By Ellen James June 05, 2023
Chris Pines iconic role in MCU.
Chris Pine's iconic role in MCU.

Chris Pines fans were left astounded this week upon discovering that he has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for quite some time. 

While widely recognized for his prominent role in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), Pine's hidden Marvel connection has taken fans by surprise.

Pine made a significant impact in the DC world with his portrayal of Steve Trevor, the charming love interest and trusted companion to Gal Gadot's iconic Wonder Woman, in the 2017 blockbuster hit. 

However, it was only recently that Pine's devoted fanbase unearthed another chapter in his superhero career—one that had been kept secret even from ardent followers.

Though not physically seen onscreen, the talented actor lent his voice to one of the most beloved Marvel superheroes of all time. 

A tweet that resurfaced on Monday took fans down memory lane, reminiscing about the critically acclaimed animated film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. 

The movie introduced audiences to Miles Morales, an alternate-universe version of Spider-Man portrayed by Shameik Moore, who has since become a prominent character in ongoing comic book series.

The storyline follows Miles as his universe's Peter Parker, voiced by Chris Pine, takes him under his wing to train him in using his newfound abilities and to embrace his role as a superhero. 

However, the film takes a shocking twist when Peter Parker's character meets an untimely demise at the hands of one of the primary antagonists, Kingpin, portrayed by Liev Schreiber.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse received widespread acclaim for its dynamic storytelling, innovative animation style, and the ensemble cast of diverse Spider-Man characters. 

Although it has been nearly five years since the release of Into the Spider-Verse, many fans were taken aback by the realization that Chris Pine had assumed the role of the first version of Spider-Man.