Donald Glover gets another shot to play Spider-Man, sort of

Donald Glover gets another shot to play Spider-Man, sort of

From launching a Twitter campaign in an attempt to get himself cast in the role for the 2012 Spider-Man film franchise reboot to donning a pair of Spider-Man pajamas on Community, Donald Glover has made no secret of his love for the character and his desire to portray him. The success of the #Donald4Spiderman hashtag (and the subsequent racially tinged backlash to it) even helped to inspire comics writer Brian Michael Bendis to create the character of Miles Morales, a half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man that Bendis sort-of-modeled on Glover for Marvel’s Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man series.

It’s taken a few years, but it looks like Glover will finally get his wish—again, sort of. The actor/comic/rapper has been cast to voice Miles Morales in Disney XD’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. The plot for the upcoming season will have Peter Parker crossing into parallel dimensions to keep Green Goblin from harvesting DNA of other Spider-Beings. Though Glover’s episodes as Morales aren’t set to air until sometime next year, USA Today has an exclusive clip for anyone curious to hear what it would be like if Troy Barnes were bitten by a radioactive spider.

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