Since it was announced back in June that Donald Glover would be joining the ever-expanding cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the internet exploded with speculation as to who he might be playing. One of the most popular theories was that Glover would bring fan-favorite character Miles Morales to life for the first time on the big screen. He has previously lent his voice to an animated version of Morales in the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man, so the rumor wasn’t too far-fetched for some. However, ever since his casting was announced, he has been fairly quiet about his involvement with the film. In a recent interview, he did offer his thoughts on his experience, as well as director Jon Watts.
The movie was fun to shoot. I’m glad I got the opportunity. You don’t want it to feel like some sort of >affirmative action. This wasn’t that at all. I know the director, he’s doing a really good job and good ideas.
While his comments don’t give us any clue as to the identity of his character, they do seem to indicate that Glover has wrapped filming for his role in the film. With movies of this size typically filming for around 80 days or so, this would put Spider-Man: Homecoming around two-thirds of the way through filming. This probably means that Glover will be playing a minor role in the film, with room for him to possibly return in future installments in the franchise. And with less than a year to go until its release, we won’t have to wait long to see who he’s playing.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for release on July 7th, 2017.