Stan Lee: An African-American Spider-Man would be 'confusing'

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST
Donald Glover's Internet campaign to be considered for the role of Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot movie has reached Stan Lee, who has given his official opinion on the matter. If you don't know what we're talking about, the controversy stems from the fact that Glover is African-American. Lee said via video, " I certainly think he should have a chance to audition" and noted that the white characters Kingpin and Nick Fury were played by African-American actors in film. But he added that might not work in the case of Spider-Man.
"Everybody seems to be familiar with Spider-Man, so I say that it isn't that it's a racial issue - it's just that it might be confusing to people. But that's a matter for the people at Marvel to take into consideration. I certainly don't want to weigh in on it in any way, except to say I think Glover is a fine actor."
(From Comic Book Movie via io9)