It’s been a full six years since Donald Glover started angling for the role of Spider-Man, and while most people may say that’s a stupid amount of time to carry a dreamcasting torch, the rest of us say NEVER LET GO. I mean maybe it’s weird to still insist a 32-year-old man should play a character whose Sisyphean origin story retelling keeps in perpetual puberty, but this is a thing we internet folk want and we refuse to listen to your dumb, dumb logic.
Plus, we keep getting hints of what a Glover Spidey could look like, and it’s too beautiful to forget. From Troy Barnes’ pj’s—
To his more professional attire—
To this Amazing indirect cameo—
And finally, a very real role as alternate reality Disney XD Spidey, Miles Morales.
And now, it’s been announced that Donald Glover is finally getting in on that live action, feature film Spider-Man action. For real and true.
Yup, Glover is joining the cast of the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Sony/Marvel crossover was already making this a Spider-Man worth getting excited over, with the promise of Robert Downey Jr. allowing the possibility of all manner of cameos and crossed plot streams. And now with the addition of Glover, this movie has the potential to be infinitely more fun.
The downside? Glover won’t be playing Peter Parker. That role is still going to be filled by Tom Holland (from Civil War). Glover’s role is being kept secret for now. The most common guess for now seems to be a return appearance of Miles Morales, alternate reality Spider-Man. Even though Marvel still has leaps and bounds to go in the true diversity department, they have proven they’re not locked into always replicating the physical appearance of every comic book character. So while a Morales appearance would be cool, in our hypothesizing and dreamcasting, there’s no reason to limit our guesses to existing black characters.
So whaddaya think, true believers? Who are you hoping Glover ends up playing?