The former “Community” star, Childish Gambino rapper and current “The Lazarus Effect” actor has been bouncing through fan casting circles since he expressed interest in the role of Peter Parker for a movie reboot in 2010. Since then, his costumed turn on “Community” helped inspire Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales in the comics, and he recently came full circle by voicing the Morales incarnation of the character in the Disney XD cartoon.
And with persistent rumors that the new Sony/Marvel Studios Spidey pact may see a non-white actor inhabit the superhero role, Yahoo! News took the opportunity to ask Glover if he was still in the running for a big screen turn as the webslinger.
“Of course, I would only be honored to play Spider-Man. It’s Spider-Man!” he said. “I just want Spider-Man to be good. I always look at everything I do — not to say I’m doing it — but I want everything to be as interesting as possible. I want Spider-Man to be dope because I love Spider-Man.”
But Glover noted that he won’t personally be pitching himself for the role the way fans are. “I’m leaving it to them. I feel like campaigning is part of life, but for me? I’ve got a lot of stuff I’m excited about. So dropping it all -Â of course, it’d be an honor. Whether it comes to me or not, I’m being very Taoist about it.”
The actor also compared the idea of playing Miles Morales on screen to his part in “Ultimate Spider-Man” on TV. “It’s definitely fun doing it, but I’m playing a kid. The guy who’s playing the actual Spider-Man is younger than me. I couldn’t do that in the movie. I couldn’t do, ‘Oh, I’m in high school.’ But it’s fun to see Spider-Man like that.”
Finally, asked how he’d make a film Spider-Man different than previous incarnations, Glover said, “It’s hard to say without studying the role. I would just want to make him — the thing I liked about Spider-Man the most was that he was misunderstood. Completely, always misunderstood. That was the Spider-Man I always dealt with.”
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