Jake Johnson Into the Spider-Verse voice message quarantine

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Jake Johnson offers Peter Parker voice messages to quarantined ‘Spider-Verse’ fans

Johnson’s offer ranks as one of the better celebrity responses to coronavirus.


Bryan Rolli

Internet Culture

People tend to show their true colors when placed under pressure—especially celebrities. The spread of coronavirus and subsequent self-quarantine has produced a wide range of responses from actors, singers, and athletes. Thankfully, New Girl and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star Jake Johnson has gone the benevolent route.

Johnson, who voiced Peter B. Parker in Into the Spider-Verse, announced on Instagram this morning that he would dedicate some of his free time to sending in-character voice messages to fans of the superhero flick. 


Since the quarantine a lot of parents have DM’d me saying they’ve been watching Spiderverse with their kids. A lot,” he wrote. “So, here’s my idea. If your child is home from school and wants a quick encouraging message from Peter B Peter [sic], then send me an email with their name and I’ll try and send over a short voice note. If I don’t get to you, I apologize.”


Johnson ended his post with the hashtag #stayhome, imploring people to observe proper social distancing practices. Lucky for superhero fans, Netflix has plenty of superhero movies to choose from, including Into the Spider-Verse, The Dark Knight, and Avengers: Infinity War

Celebrities, take note. Free voice messages to fans: good. Off-key John Lennon singalongs: bad. 


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