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Indian Spider-Man is different from other Spider-People: Kemp Powers

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will feature Indian Spider-Man named Pavitr Prabhakar 

Published: 23rd May 2023

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to the 2018's animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is gearing up for a release on June 2. The film, which is set in a shared multiverse of alternatives called Spider-Verse, introduces Indian Spider-Man,  Pavitr Prabhakar. Director Kemp Powers shares that Pavitr Prabhakar is different from other Spider-People. 

"Pavitr's powers came through magic, so he is quite different from a lot of other Spider-People who were bitten by radioactive spiders. He actually gained his powers from a mystical shaman," Kemp Powers said.

"Like many other Spider-People, he has had to suffer a loss, and in his case, it was his uncle. Yet he's probably one of the most optimistic characters in the movie. He's definitely a glass-half-full kind of guy. He's Miles' contemporary, and his happy, positive disposition can probably even rub Miles the wrong way," the director added. 

The original Indian version of Spider-Man was first introduced by Sharad Devarajan, Suresh Seetharaman, and Jeevan J. Kang in the Spider-Man: India comic book in January 2005. Now, Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse will mark his first appearance on the big screen.

Actor Karan Soni has been roped in as the voice actor to play Pavitr Prabhakar, while cricketer Shubman Gill will have lent his voice to Hindi and Punjabi versions of the Indian Spider-Man. 

Kemp Powers co-directed the film with Joaquim Dos Santos and Justin K. Thompson. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is penned by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. 

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