For a while, the internet fought nobly to get Don Glover into Spider-Man’s stretchy suit, and it worked, after a fashion. Glover got to voice Miles Morales, introduced in Ultimate Spider-Man in the comics, in a cartoon, and turned up in The Amazing Spider-Man for a cameo. Now it appears he’ll be taking another role in the franchise, although just who he’s playing is anybody’s guess.
The Hollywood Reporter has news that Glover has been cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel’s attempt to turn Spidey’s declining box office take around with Tom Holland. Interestingly, The Hollywood Reporter states that Glover’s role is being kept from the press, which hints he may be important to the plot, or that Glover might be turning up elsewhere in the Marvel Universe.
But as who? The secrecy is particularly interesting because the movie hasn’t been shy about explaining who’s doing what even if they won’t offer names. Michael Keaton, after nearly leaving, is going to play the villain of the piece, and we have a rough idea of who’s playing: Marisa Tomei is Aunt May (as she did in Captain America: Civil War), Tony Revolori will be playing Pete’s friend Manuel, Laura Harrier might be his love interest, and singer/actress Zendaya will be playing a character named “Michelle” who isn’t a love interest, but who will supposedly be important in any sequels that might happen. We even know who’s playing Pete’s high school principal.
So Glover’s role is a rather large question mark here. But we’ll find out soon: Spidey is back on screens July 7, 2017.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)