Donald Glover joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Jun 14, 2016


It’s pretty well-known that Donald Glover is a Spider-Man fan. He has even referenced the masked-hero in his rap songs, under his moniker Childish Gambino.

In one of my favorite songs of his, “Not Going Back”, he raps “…couldn’t see me in Spider-Man, now I’m spittin’ Venom”. This was in regards to fans petitioning for Glover to play Spider-Man in the 2012 reboot. Sony instead went with Andrew Garfield for the role.

In the same film, there was a photo of Donald Glover’s character from Community, Troy Barnes, on the wall of Parker’s room.

Glover was also the inspiration for the other Spider-Man, Miles Morales, who debuted in 2011. He even voiced the character in the Ultimate Spider-Man TV series.

Watch a clip from his stand up special discussing the fan petition:

We may not see Glover portray Spidey on the big screen but it appears him joining the cast will be the closest we’ll get to see this.

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No word on who he’ll play yet.

Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori and now Donald Glover. Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters July 7th, 2017.


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