Tom Holland was terrific in his MCU debut as the new Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, and I'm really looking forward to seeing him in his own movie when Spider-Man: Homecoming rolls around. But a few years ago, I was all about seeing multi-hyphenate Donald Glover suit up as Spider-Man. There was a homegrown campaign floating around the web to have Glover play Miles Morales in a live action movie, but Sony ended up going in a different direction. Glover did eventually voice Morales in an animated series, but it looked as if his dream of playing Spidey was over.
Now Deadline reports that Glover has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but they aren't sure which role he'll play. Since we know Homecoming involves Spidey in high school, it seems like he might be a little too old to be Miles Morales or even one of Parker's classmates. I wonder if this is going to be a legitimate supporting role with real screen time, or if it's nothing more than a cameo that will serve as a nod to fans who know about his involvement and interest in the franchise over the past few years.
A couple of weeks ago, word came out that Morales might appear in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's animated Spider-Man movie, and I speculated that they might call Glover to provide a voice in that film. I suppose that could still happen, but if not, at least he's getting some screen time in a live-action Spider-Man movie. That's gotta be a cool feeling after being passed over for the title role years ago. Who do you think Glover should play in the film?
Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Holland, Glover, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Tony Revolori, Zendaya, and Kenneth Choi, and arrives on July 7, 2017. Glover's new FX series Atlanta debuts in September.