John Mulaney has a pitch for a Spider-Ham solo film
While Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is leading to both a sequel and a spin-off so far, actor and comedian John Mulaney (Big Mouth) has an idea for a Spider-Ham solo film, per Variety. Mulaney, who voiced Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham, sees his potential animated spin-off as being about Peter Porker’s work as a journalist as much as being about his superhero antics.
“[Spider-Ham] is a fun guy who is capable of great rage,” Mulaney said. “To go see him back at the Daily Beagle — I could see a Watergate-like story at the Beagle where he’s both a reporter and Spider-Ham by night. [I] never thought that the Clark Kents and the Peter Parkers leaned enough into the day job. This would be more like The Post or All The President’s Men or Spotlight, but we’d make it family friendly. Lots of bacon jokes, or, ‘that’s hamfisted.'”
According to a recent Vanity Fair interview, Sony chief Amy Pascal and Marvel’s Avi Arad are considering how they could utilize the character for his own adventure.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, have brought their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Shameik Moore, star of The Get Down and Dope, voices Miles Morales in the film. He is joined by Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, Mahershala Ali as Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May, with Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker along with Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) as SP//dr aka Peni Parker; comedian John Mulaney as Spider-Ham; and Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. The script was written by Phil Lord. The producers are Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.