Donald Glover has undoubtedly become almost synonymous with Spider-Man. Since his unofficial fan-driven bid for the role in 2010, he inspired the creation of arguably the most popular (and current) Spidey, Miles Morales; he even voiced the cartoon version of Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man. So it would seem only right that Glover has been cast in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Details are under wraps for who he will be playing, though it’s certainly not going to be Spider-Man. Tom Holland played Spidey with refreshing guile in Captain America: Civil War. And since Glover is 32, it seems doubtful he’ll be a peer of Spidey.
With the upcoming Doctor Strange movie taking us into the realm of multiple dimensions, is there a chance Glover will play Miles Morales from a different dimension? Maybe a war-torn, older Spidey akin to the War Doctor John Hurt played on Doctor Who.
Or, what if Glover plays Miles Morales’ uncle, The Prowler. In the Ultimate Spider-Man incarnation (Aaron Davis), The Prowler is a criminal who tries to lure Miles into working with him. Doesn’t sound like Peter Parker, does it?
The main Prowler (Hobie Brown), is a hero who has given up a life of crime in order to protect the streets. He also happens to be one of the first black superheroes in comics. This sounds more like what we would want, so maybe a mixture of different universe’s Prowlers?
Or he could play a whole new character we don’t know, like Zendaya’s Michelle. Also in the cast are Michael Keaton as The Vulture and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is expected to swing into theaters July 7, 2017.