Back before Andrew Garfield had the title of Peter Parker for the Spider-Man reboot, Writer, Comedian, Musician and all around Awesome, Donald Glover took it to twitter to campaign so he could play the web-head on the big screen, the hashtag #donald4spiderman blew up on social media, and as an inside joke, appeared on Community wearing Spider-Man pajamas.
Despite Glover not being able to play Spider-Man, Brian Michael Bendis saw the internet’s response, and several pictures of Glover wearing a spider-suit, giving him inspiration for the character of Miles Morales. The half-black, half-hispanic 13-year old would take on the Spider mantle after Peter Parker’s death in the Ultimate universe.
Four years later Donald Glover finally gets a shot at playing his childhood hero–kind of. The Artist also known as Childish Gambino will lend his voice for Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man bringing to life the character of Miles Morales, the Spider-Man from the ultimate universe.
The Disney XD animated series has been retitled Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors for its latest season, and will feature Peter Parker across several Parallel worlds, one of them being where he will meet Miles Morales. This is the Animated Series’ version of the Spider Verse arc that kicks off later this month in the comic book world.
Check out a clip of the two Spider-Men meeting for the first time!
Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors premieres this Sunday August 31st on Disney XD. What do you think of Glover as Spidey?! Let us know in the comments down below or over @NerdworkTweets!