Donald Glover is the latest actor to sign on for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, alongside Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr. and Zendaya. Sorry, he’s not playing Spider-Man, though.
The Peter Parker role has already gone to Holland; no word yet on which character Glover will play. Consider this a concession of sorts, after the beloved ex-Community castmember was the subject of a persistent fan campaign that pushed for him to play Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man reboot.
Michael Keaton will play the villain Vulture and Zendaya is the female lead, while Downey Jr. is on board as Iron Man. Tomei is Aunt May again. As for Glover, a Deadline reporter is awaiting “clarity from Sony and Marvel as to what he’s going to do in the film.” Answer: looking at Spider-Man like, “Should’ve been me.” The site also notes that “producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are certainly putting together a cast high on youthful energy, and also diversity.”
The next project from Glover—who was great as a quirky astronomer in The Martian—is the FX series Atlanta, for which he released a couple of vague trailers that look just interesting enough.
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