Fans have been wanting Donald Glover to join the Spider-Man universe for years now, and it looks like they are finally getting their wish. According to multiple reports, the 32-year-old actor has officially joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Glover is one of the last actors to join the movie. Production on the film is scheduled to begin later this month, and Marvel/Sony have quietly put together a strong cast. You have Tom Holland in the lead role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya has grabbed the female lead, and Michael Keaton will be starring as the villain.
So what does this mean for Donald Glover? Where does he fit in? Well, the studio is trying their best to keep his role a secret, but the obvious answer seems to be Miles Morales. Glover has been the favorite to land the role, and it’s hard to imagine Marvel sticking him with some other character. We also don’t think he would have agreed to join the franchise if he wasn’t getting the important role.
Technically, he already is Miles Morales. He was the voice of Miles on Disney XD’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. So yeah, it would be pretty shocking if they didn’t give him the role.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters July 7, 2017.