Fans have been pushing for Donald Glover to portray Spiderman in a film since he tweeted interest back in 2010:
“You guys. Let’s make this happen. #donald4spiderman”
Now with the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, it looks like fans’ wishes could finally become a reality.
The trailer shows Glover, whose character is currently unknown, telling Tom Holland’s Peter Parker “You gotta get better at this part of the job.” Speculators believe that Glover could possibly be playing Miles Morales, the half-Black, half-Puerto Rican Spiderman who Glover already voices in Ultimate Spider-Man.
The idea of Donald Glover playing Spider-Man in a live action film has been popular ever since his original tweet and has even influenced songs like Logic’s “Black Spiderman” (“Spiderman should be black/ I vote for Glover instead).
Glover has been busy recently with his own TV show Atlanta, as well as his recent album – released under the name Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!” He is also set to play Simba in the upcoming Lion King live action remake and Lando Calrissian in the upcoming, currently untitled, Han Solo Star Wars movie.
Check out Donald’s cameo in the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer below.