Andy Samberg is without doubt one of the most distinct voices in comedy working in the present day, and in addition the sort of man who will throw himself into regardless of the position requires. He lately lent his voice to the shockingly superior “Chip ‘N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” movie, however has additionally popped up with voiceover roles in “Hotel Transylvania,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and “Storks.” Samberg is understood for taking part in borderline absurdist characters, which makes Ben Reilly a surprisingly grounded position for him. Samberg greater than has the products to ship some stellar one-liners, however can he pull off the seriousness required of a job like this?
Yes, sure he can.
As hilariously ridiculous as a movie like “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” is, there are additionally a handful of moments the place Samberg actually lets his character Connor get susceptible. If you continue to want convincing, would possibly I like to recommend the 2012 dramedy “Celeste & Jesse Forever,” the place he and Rashida Jones play a pair going by a divorce? Sure, there are many humorous moments contemplating Samberg and Jones are each comedy mainstays, however he performs a powerful balancing act all through the movie that may as effectively function his audition tape to play Scarlet Spider. Samberg’s casting additionally implies that we’re basically getting a Jewish Spider-Man, which additionally guidelines.
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” swings into theaters on June 2, 2023.