Watch: Spider-Verse 2 Honors Spider-Punk's Hobie Brown With New Tribute Video

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Spider-Punk Across the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures paid tribute to the Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk Variant of Spider-Man from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with a unique video.

Spider-Punk came to life for his biggest role in any Marvel movie to date behind a voiceover performance from Daniel Kaluyya, who also embodied the Border Tribe leader W'Kabi in the MCU's Black Panther.

Throwing a bit of a wrench into the budding love story building between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, Hobie Brown became an instant fan-favorite as his visuals and personality shone amongst dozens of Spider-Man Variants.

Sony Honors Spider-Punk With Tribute Video

Spider-Punk in Across the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Animation's Twitter page posted a 19-second video highlighting Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk, brought to life by Daniel Kaluyya, from the recently-released Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

The video starts off with Spider-Punk revealing his face for the first time, leading to Miles expressing his pure amazement at how cool Hobie Brown is:

Miles Morales: "How are you even cooler under your mask?"

Hobie Brown: "I was this cool the whole time."

Spider-Punk in Across the Spider-Verse

Fans also get a look at different versions of Spider-Punk's costumes, showing off the hero's flair and his skill with a guitar as he laid a beatdown on those in his way.

The full video can be watched below:

Kaluyya spoke on the opportunity to play the Spidey Variant in April, thanking the Spider-Verse 2 team for allowing him to voice a character with "a wicked character that sounds exactly like [him]:"

“I was gassed. I turned to Lord, Miller and Kemp and said, ‘Thank you for letting me be a part of it, because this is cool as fuck.’ I’m a voice in Spider-Verse with a wicked character that sounds exactly like me, from where I’m from. Come on! You go to the younger people in your family and flex: ’I’m getting on, but don’t forget!’”

Spider-Punk in Across the Spider-Verse

Will Spider-Punk Return Post-Spider-Verse 2?

With Spider-Punk becoming such an important part of Spider-Verse 2's story, the big question now is whether Daniel Kaluyya will be back in action for next year's sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

The character was last seen in the final moments of Spider-Verse 2 standing alongside Gwen Stacy as she went on the search for Miles, which also featured a handful of other fan favorites from both of the first two movies.

Hobie and Miles took a liking to one another almost immediately upon their meeting, especially with Hobie being something of an antithesis to the other web-slingers Miles looked up to.

And while fans may not see too much of a difference in how Spider-Punk looks next time around, his influence on the third movie will be vital as he and the Spider-team look to save the Multiverse from being wiped out.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now playing in theaters worldwide.

Release Date
June 02, 2023
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.