Details concerning the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film have been closely kept under wraps, however, today we got word of some exciting news. According to The Hollywood Reporter actor/comedian/musician Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has officially joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming!
The outlet reports that the actor has signed in to star in a mystery role, which many fans have already begun speculating that he will be playing none other than Miles Morales, who in the comics takes up the mantle of Spider-Man after the latter “dies” in a battle against the Green Goblin.
Donald Glover is loved by many fans, so much so that some fans actually began a petition back in 2011 to have the actor star as Peter Parker/Spider-Man prior to Andrew Garfield having secured the role for The Amazing Spider-Man. Although obviously Glover didn’t get the role, the petition shined enough light on him to inspire “Ultimate Spider-Man” writer Brian Michael Bendis to create the character of Miles Morales, the half black/latino Spider-Man, who the writer modeled after Donald Glover. The actor has also actually voiced Miles Morales in an episode of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, back in 2014.
You’ll be able to see Donald Glover in his mystery role when the film hits theaters July 7, 2017. Until then, who do you guys think Gambino is going to play in the film? Let us know in the comment section below!