Donald Glover Might Not Be the New Spider-Man, But at Least He’ll Be in the Movie


According to Deadline, Donald Glover has landed a role in the upcoming Spider Man:Homecoming film. The movie is directed by Jon Watts for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, and is more than a year away from release.

You probably know Glover from his stand-up, his writing on 30 Rock, his hip-hop career, or his acting turns in Community, The Martian, Magic Mike XXL, and The Lazarus Effect. Or, you know, you might simply know the polymath from all of the above.

Much to our dismay (see: 2010 and the trending twitter hashtag #Donald4Spiderman), Glover will not be playing the leading role of Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man, duh). Instead, the young actor Tom Holland will play the arachnid-empowered protagonist. Holland originally donned the red suit and joined the ranks of every other white, brown-haired actor who has played Peter Parker in this year’s superhero extravaganza, Captain America: Civil War. The actor didn’t come from thin air, though: Holland has also starred in Billy Elliot the Musical in London. With that on his resumé, it’s more than understandable that he’d be given such a huge role.

Other actors on board include Zandaya, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr., who will appear as Iron Man, because a Marvel movie can not have only one Marvel character. It’s against the fundamental law of the universe. There’s no word yet on the role Glover will be playing, unfortunately, but it better be a big one, or else all those #Donald4Spiderman fans are gonna be pissed.