Looks like #Donald4SpiderMan finally paid off in a very big way. Donald Glover, who's already out here making headlines with his forthcoming FX series Atlanta, has signed on for a mystery role in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. According toDeadline, no one knows just yet what the hell Glover will be doing in the Jon Watts-helmed project. Frustratingly enough, as Tom Holland has already been secured as the new Spidey, that question is likely to bug fans for months to come.
Glover, who voiced Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man in 2015, toldUSA Today that age would ultimately put a stop to him fully becoming Spidey. "If I was playing a high schooler, a lot of things would have been wrong," Glover said last June, shortly after news broke that Holland had landed the role.
The former Community star has generally opted for quality over quantity in his film career, kicking things off with the Derrick Comedy original Mystery Team in 2009. Glover also starred in The Muppets, The Lazarus Effect, Magic Mike XXL, and last year's Golden Globe-winning The Martian as an astrodynamicist with a plan to save a stranded Matt Damon.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is already stacked with appearances from former Batman Michael Keaton, recent Complex cover star Zendaya, noted indie hater Robert Downey Jr., and Kenneth Choi. The film swings into theaters July 7, 2017. Perhaps just in time for some new Gambino?
To prepare for the impending Glover season, revisit the latest Atlanta teaser below: