Back in 2010 when casting was underway for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, a campaign to cast Community’s Donald Glover in the titular role grumbled through the inter webs, but to no avail, as Andrew Garfield would eventually take up the mantle. But here we are, just five years later (sigh), with Webb and Garfield out, and Spidey heading over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, leaving the hot seat vacant yet again. So who better to play Spider-Man than the man himself, Donald Glover?
In fact, he has already done so, in animated form in Ultimate Spider-Man as Miles Morales:
I think that we can all agree that we have seen enough of the Spider-Man origin story, with two cinematic versions in quick succession, and at this point if I have to see Peter Parker looking puzzled as he shoots webs around his bedroom again you can count me out. But a non Peter Parker version of Spidey would serve to freshen things up, and Glover would bring bucket loads of wit to the role.
So let us unite, and reignite the Donald Glover for Spider-Man campaign! Marvel – Make it so!!