The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Donald Glover is in talks to join the cast of Marvel/Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in an unrevealed role. The film will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, a role he debuted in during this summer’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
This, of course, isn’t Glover’s first brush with the Spider-Man franchise. Prior to Andrew Garfield landing the role of Peter Parker in Sony’s 2012 reboot, a fan petition was launched urging the movie studio to cast the “Community” star in the lead role. That didn’t happen, but the fan art of Glover as Spider-Man then inspired “Ultimate Spider-Man” writer Brian Michael Bendis to create Miles Morales, the half black/latino Spider-Man. Glover came full circle with the role when he voiced Miles Morales in a 2014 episode of the animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man.” As THR notes, it’s not yet known what role Glover is expected to play in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” if the talks pan out.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” comes from director Jon Watts and will star Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Michael Keaton has joined the cast in the role of an unnamed villain, and Zendaya will play a “key role” as a character named Michelle. The cast also includes Michael Barbieri, Tony Revolori, and Kenneth Choi. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.
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