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Rumor of the Day: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features a cameo from Chris Pine

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Nov 30, 2018, 9:48 AM EST

Sony Pictures' upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has already publicized a top-tier voice cast that includes Nic Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, and Mahershala Ali as Prowler, just to name a few. Now it may have been revealed that another A-lister will be lending his pipes to the epic Spider-Man crossover.

At a press screening earlier this week, several outlets happened to spot Chris Pine's name in the credits. It appears that the Kelvin-dwelling Captain Kirk voices a blond-haired, blue-eyed version of Peter Parker, who also happens to resemble Pine himself.

According to Business Insider, Sony declined to comment on the matter, so even though the site claims the cameo is confirmed, at this point it's still technically a rumor.

Due to the spoiler-y nature of the role itself, not much else can be said. Although, as Business Insider pointed out, if you're not paying close attention, you might just assume it was simply Jake Johnson, who voices the version of Peter Parker that features prominently in the Spider-Verse narrative.

If it does turn out to be the Chris Pine, it will likely add to the already substantial hype around the animated crossover, which has been predicted to do well at the box office, though not quite as well as his numerous live-action outings.

The film, which opens on December 14, has also gotten significant critical praise in the first round of reviews. Particularly for breathing new life into a character who's currently on his third live-action franchise since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man in 2002.

We know for certain that Pine will be seen reprising the role of Steve Trevor in Patty Jenkins' upcoming Wonder Woman sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. Even though his character died heroically in the first one. That's comic books for ya.

We've reached out to Sony for confirmation and will update the story accordingly.