Great news, web-crawler fans! Looks like Donald Glover (The Martian) will be joining the cast of Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Which is really cool, considering the Community actor has always been a huge fan favorite for the role of Marvel Comics’ new Spidey, Miles Morales. It was Glover who inspired the character’s physical appearance when writer Brian Michael Bendis created the character in 2011.
Back when Marc Webb was working on The Amazing Spider-Man films, fans lobbied to get Donald Glover cast as Miles Morales. Even though the new movies ended up featuring Peter Parker again (this time played by Andrew Garfield), Glover was sort of given his dream role when he voiced Miles Morales in a few episodes of Disney XD’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glover’s role is currently being kept under wraps (how mysterious), but he’ll join a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spidey, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as Michelle, former Batman star Michael Keaton as the villainous Vulture, and Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori as Peter’s high-school classmates. Robert Downey Jr. will return as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Question is: Could Donald Glover actually be playing an older version of Miles Morales to Holland's teenaged Peter? It's not impossible (this is just speculation on my part) even if it's the opposite in the comics. It would definitely score more brownie points for Marvel for finally bringing the fan-favorite character to the big screen. What do you think?
Directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) from a screenplay written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein – with Marvel Studios' head honcho Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal producing – Spider-Man: Homecoming will return to the webslinger’s high-school roots on July 7, 2017.