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Donald Glover joins cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming

June 15th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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After a brief social media campaign back in 2009 for the lead role in The Amazing Spider-Man, musician, comedian and actor Donald Glover is to come to Spidey after all.

Glover is to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming in a currently unspecified role. Known in the music industry as Childish Gambino, he becomes part of a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Michael Keaton as an unspecified villain (rumoured to be the Vulture), Kenneth Choi as Peter’s high school principal and Zendaya as a character called Michelle. Glover joins Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori in being confirmed as part of the film but not having their character announced.

Fan scuttlebutt abounds that Glover will play Miles Morales, a teenager who took up the mantle of Spider-Man in the Ultimate Marvel universe after the (supposed) death (again) of Peter Parker. While there’s been a fan campaign to see him in the role since 2009, it remains unlikely that such a move will take place this early in the current reboot of the Spider-Man continuity and its inclusion in the wider MCU. Right now, it just remains to be seen exactly what role Glover will be cast in, but you’ll know once we do.

Sources: Coming Soon; Screen Rant

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...