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article imageDonald Glover to play (Ultimate) Spider-Man

By Mathew Wace Peck     Aug 27, 2014 in Entertainment
In a case of art imitating life imitating art (or more accurately, art imitating art imitating art), “Community” star Donald Glover is to portray Spider-Man, it has been revealed.
Spidey-fans will remember that, back in 2010, fans of the rapper-cum-actor ran a “Donald Glover For Spider-Man” campaign, which at the time caused something of a kerfuffle (to say the least). For Glover’s part, he said it was all just a bit of fun.
At the time, Den of Geek reminds us, a black Spider-Man was being developed. “I saw [Donald] in the costume,” comic-book writer Brian Michael Bendis said (Glover’s Community character, Troy Barnes, wore Spider-Man pyjamas in the series), “and thought, ‘I would like to read that book,’ so I was glad I was writing that book.”
Now, however, it is coming to pass — sort of — with Donald Glover having been chosen to voice Mike Morales (a.k.a. Ultimate Spider-Man) in Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Disney XD’s animated series set in an alternate Spider-verse.
According to Indiewire, the storyline will see Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man) cross dimensions in his hunt for the Green Goblin — “who’s busy trying to collecting the DNA of various Spider-Men, for use in his evil deeds” —, where he’ll not only meet Morales/Ultimate Spider-Man (Glover), but other alternate versions of himself, including “Iron Spider, Spider-Man 2099 and Peter Porker, the Amazing Spider-Ham.”
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
While Karen Gillan has set her sights on playing Spider-Girl, Andrew Garfield remains, for now, the Amazing Spider-Man, but Glover hasn’t given up on the possibility of playing a live-version Spider-Man one day — telling USA Today, “I still have hopes to do something like that one day [but] I don’t look at this as second place. Spider-Man [is] such an icon.”
New episodes of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors begin on Sunday, August 31, at 9 a.m. ET, on Disney XD!
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