“Donald for Spider-Man.”
Remember when Sony rebooted Spider-Man the first time? I do, I also remember the fan campaign to get Donald Glover to play Peter Parker. I was totally behind this idea of Glover playing a new interpretation of the wall crawler, but obviously things didn’t pan out with that.
But, the campaign held gained so much traction that it inspired Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Bendis to create a new Spider-Man in Miles Morales, a half African American/half Latino teenager who takes up the spider mantle after the death of Parker. While Glover’s hopes of playing Spider-Man didn’t quite pan out, he was able to leave a mark on the mythos forever. He even went as far as to voice the character in a cartoon.
But alas, sometimes dreams do come true, as Donald Glover has finally gotten his wish to be in a Spider-Man film. That’s right, he has officially been cast in the latest reboot of the character (per THR). While is role in Homecoming is unknown, I’d place my bets on some sort of school teacher at Peter’s high school, or even someone who works at the Daily Bugle (note: this is complete speculation on my part).
I think Glover joining the cast is an awesome move. Glover is an extremely talented and hilarious guy, and it’s a nice bit of fan service for those who wanted to see him in the role oh so long ago. Spider-Man: Homecoming is shaping up to have quite the balanced and talented cast, and we’re still a year out before release. Who else would you like to see join the cast?
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters next year on July 7th.
Check out Donald Glover’s take on his old fan casting as Spider-Man: