Donald Glover is finally getting his dream job of playing that friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
But not exactly as you might think. Let's rewind a bit.
Back in 2010, the Community actor had campaigned to get an audition for the lead role in director Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man flick — Glover even dressed up in Spidey pajamas during an episode of the NBC comedy series in a bid to get that audition.
Fast-forward four years, and now the actor finally gets a second chance at the web-slinging role, although in a bit of a different fashion.
USA Today reports that Glover will be voicing the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man in this season of Disney XD’s animated TV series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. Morales is a half-black, half-Latino 13-year-old teenager who has been the Ultimate universe’s version of Spider-Man for three years since in the Ultimate version, Peter Parker died back in the summer of 2011.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis, who created Miles in the comic books, says that the #donald4spiderman hashtag has inspired him for his creation of the new webslinger. So it's kind of a VERY cool thing to have Donald Glover get a chance at actually bringing the character he inspired to life.
Take a look at this funny clip featuring Glover as Miles Morales:
Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors will begin Sunday and will find original Spidey Peter Parker teaming up with a number of alternate Spider-Men in order to stop the dastardly Green Goblin for collecting ALL of their DNA for his latest evil scheme.
So, what do you guys think? Are you excited to see Donald Glover finally get to play Spider-Man, even if it's as a cartoon character?