Donald Glover Finally Playing Spider-Man? ‘Community’ Star to Voice ‘Ultimate’ Miles Morales
It's been some years since the internet gave a defiant push for 'Community' star Donald Glover to take the role of Marvel's iconic webhead, by which time the 'Spider-Man' franchise has since gone to Andrew Garfield and every villain imaginable. And even though Glover may never get his shot at the big screen red and blue, the erstwhile Childish Gambino has finally been given the chance to don webshooters...as Miles Morales.
Per USA Today, Glover will lend his voice to the Miles Morales incarnation of Spider-Man in an upcoming episode of Disney XD's 'Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,' breathing life into a character at least partially inspired by the fan campaign to put Glover in the role of a black Peter Parker. For those unaware, Marvel's 'Ultimate' comics introduced the character of 13 year-old half-black, half-Latino Miles Morales, who took up the mantle of Spider-Man in Brian Michael Bendis' comic run following the death of Peter Parker.
Premiering this Sunday, the new season of 'Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors' will see Peter Parker (Drake Bell) hopping across multiple realities in search of the Green Goblin, who himself looks to collect the DNA of various Spider-Men throughout dimensions. Said superheros include Donald Glover's Miles Morales, though the 'Community' star's episode won't air until 2015.
Says Glover of his long-awaited 'Spider-Man' debut:
The great part about the Spider-Man costume [is] he can be anybody. Spider-Man could be a girl. Spider-Man could be an old man. You don't know. So I just tried to be as me as possible, because you're always just going to bring it back to yourself when you watch the show...Spider-Man is the best because you just don't know who he is, and he's funny and he's poor. I understand Spider-Man a lot on that level. He's just trying to make it
Might he still look to take over the role of Peter Parker someday, however?
I'm still holding out, though. I still have hopes to do something like that one day. I don't look at this as second place. Spider-Man, he's such an icon — you have to do something with him.
Well, what say you? If not Peter Parker proper, are you excited to see Donald Glover fittingly take up the role of 'Ultimate' character Miles Morales? Might we see the character granted his own spinoff in time? Watch the first clip from Glover's 'Ultimate Spider-Man' appearance above, and tell us in the comments what you want to see from the new season of 'Web Warriors' this Sunday!