In an intriguing bit of casting news, a new report claims that Donald Glover will be joining the ensemble of Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
According to Deadline, Glover is on board for the flick, which will star new Spidey Tom Holland in his first standalone feature for the MCU. So far, there are no details about just who Glover will be playing, though the actor already has an interesting connection to the world of Spider-Man.
Glover was famously fans' top choice to play the web-slinging superhero back in 2010, when Sony was casting its first Spider-Man reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man." While that role eventually went to Andrew Garfield, Glover remained a sentimental favorite (his name popped up again when Spider-Man returned to the Marvel fold and prompted this current reboot), and eventually wound up voicing Miles Morales -- a mixed race young man who inherits the Spider-Man mantle from Peter Parker in a new Spidey comics series -- in Disney XD's animated show "Ultimate Spider-Man."
Of course, since Holland has already debuted his version of Peter Parker to much fanfare in "Captain America: Civil War," and is set to headline his own film, it doesn't seem likely that "Homecoming" will follow the Miles Morales-as-Spider-Man trajectory. But is there a chance that, somehow, Glover could be playing Morales anyway?
There will be plenty of speculation about Glover's role until Marvel makes an official announcement about it (Screen Rant has an interesting theory about how Holland's Spidey could still pass the torch to Morales), and this curious casting move certainly warrants plenty of debate. Stay tuned.
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" hits theaters on July 7, 2017.
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