Last year director Phil Lord confirmed on Twitter that Takuya Yamashiro, the protagonist of Toei Productions 1970s Spider-Man tokusatsu, will be a major character in the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. This is a major event for tokusatsu fans of all ages and nationalities, because this will be the first time a Japanese toku character gets represented in an American film. However, no actor has been announced yet to play the role, yet no one knows that there is already one man for the job.
Ryoma Takeuchi is a Japanese actor who has been in a handful of Japanese TV shows and movies, but is best known for portraying Shinnosuke Tomari, also known as Kamen Rider Drive, the 25th series in Toei’s long running Kamen Rider series. Now here’s where it gets coincidentally obvious beyond belief, because not only did Toei’s Spider-Man team up with Kamen Rider V3 in an epic crossover of their respective shows, but Mr. Takeuchi himself actually learned how to speak fluent English so he could meet Spider-Man’s creator, the late great Stan Lee himself!
It is abundantly clear that Ryoma Takeuchi would be the perfect choice to voice Takuya Yamashiro in Into The Spider-Verse 2, and this petition is here to help make that happen! In addition to signing this petition, spread the word on social media using #DriveForSpiderMan. Post it anywhere and everywhere you can! Share it with your friends! Spam Sony Pictures with the link to this petition! Let’s get their attention and let them know that we have the perfect man to voice one of the most iconic Spider-Men of all time. And it’s not too late either, the sequel is set to release in early 2022, we still have time!
So Start Your Engines and let’s get this petition into Top Gear! Share it with everyone and let Sony know that All we need is Drive!