Well it’s finally happening–almost.
Community star Donald Glover expressed interest in playing the lead role in The Amazing Spiderman in 2010.
His fans took his request pretty seriously, and launched a social media campaign complete with a #donald4spiderman hashtag to make this a reality.
The role ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, but now, Glover is finally getting his chance to play the character.
According to USA Today, Glover will voice half-Hispanic, half-black Spider-Man alter-ego Miles Morales on an episode of Disney XD’s animated series, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. The character made his comic-book debut back in 2011 after writer Brian Michael Bendis was inspired by the #donald4spiderman campaign.
Thoughts on Glover landing the role?
Does the fact that he’s playing the animated version of Spiderman speak to Hollywood’s issue with blacks portraying mainstream superheroes?
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