It may not be the role he (half-jokingly) campaigned for six years ago on Twitter but it looks like Donald Glover is headed to the big screen in a Spider-Man movie. Variety reports that the actor/comedian/hip hop artist has joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming in a classified (for now) role. Spider-Man made his debut in the MCU earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War with youngster Tom Holland in the role. Holland will be joined in his standalone film by Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) and Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), and production is expected to commence this summer. No word on the plot details as of yet.
Glover famously campaigned for the then-vacant role of Spider-Man back in 2010 when Sony was launching a reboot with Marc Webb at the helm. Andrew Garfield was eventually cast in the role, leading to two movies that…weren’t well-received to say the least. Glover wasn’t entirely serious but his “#Donald4Spiderman” hashtag took off and led to a incredibly dumb debate over the idea of a non-white Spider-Man, with people stupidly against this idea. Marvel eventually ran with this concept with its Ultimate Spider-Man comic with the character of Miles Morales…whom Glover voiced for awhile in an animated television show based on the series.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theaters July 7, 2017.