Well this is some exciting news. Back when the idea of Sony rebooting Spider-Man for the third time was a real possibility, many people suggested that Donald Glover should become the newest incarnation of the character, but instead of the classic version of Peter Parker, that Sony should adapt Miles Morales to the big screen. That has obviously not been the case, and after Tom Holland‘s performance in Captain America: Civil War, it is hard to argue that Sony and Marvel made the wrong choice. That said, Glover has previously expressed his desire to play the character and while that probably won’t ever happen for him, he is going to be involved with the universe.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Glover is in talks to join Spider-Man: Homecoming in an unknown role, with Deadline (also claiming the exclusive mysteriously enough) reporting that he is joining, seeming as the deal has already closed. No word has come out just yet about who he could be playing but getting someone as charismatic as Glover to be involved is always great. He joins Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier, Kenneth Choi, and Michael Barbieri as the supporting characters in the film, with Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei returning as Tony Stark and Aunt May respectively.
I have no idea who Glover could be playing, but having him be a sort of big brother to Peter would be all sorts of awesome. If he ever had the chance to be Miles, then Peter would have been similar to a big brother to him, so having the chance to flip that around would be very cool. Let us know if you are excited for Glover to join and what role he could be playing in the comments below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017.