“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is welcoming another actor to the cast. Donald Glover is reportedly in talks to join Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated collaboration with Sony.
The former “Community” actor is in negotiations to take on an undisclosed role in the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This wouldn’t be Glover’s first time working on a superhero project. In fact, he voices a different version of the web slinger, Miles Morales, in the animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man.” He was announced in the role after a fan campaign to play Miles in a live-action film went viral.
His part in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is under wraps, so it isn’t at all clear if the role is Miles Morales. However, director Jon Watts has previously hinted that the character could appear. “I can’t talk about that, because, you know, that will reveal too much,” Watts told Yahoo in October.
The secrecy surrounding Glover’s role isn’t surprising. Aside from Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, fans don’t know much about who the new cast members are playing.
Glover, who raps under the stage name Childish Gambino, could be one of several actors added to the project recently. Zendaya will play a character named Michelle, but it’s unclear if she is a comic book character or not. Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori have also been cast as unnamed classmates of Peter’s. Michael Keaton is reportedly playing a villain, but — surprise, surprise — his identity remains unknown.
It looks like Marvel and Sony want to keep the details of their collaboration locked up, but fans are certainly excited for the action film. Though a third attempt at launching a “Spider-Man” franchise initially didn’t thrill a lot of people, Holland’s performance in “Captain America: Civil War” seemed to change many fans’ minds.
“Homecoming” will be the first “Spider-Man” flick in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Previously, Spider-Man couldn’t be with the rest of the Avengers because Sony owned him, while Marvel Studios has the rights to Earth’s mightiest heroes. However, the studios came to a special agreement that allowed a new Peter Parker to appear in “Civil War” and a stand-alone MCU movie.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017.