Donald Glover to Become (Animated) Spider-Man

Donald Glover to Become (Animated) Spider-Man

Community star will finally get to be Spider-Man as an animated Miles Morales

In 2010, back before Sony's reboot of the Spider-Man franchise had selected Andrew Garfield as its new Peter Parker, then-Community star Donald Glover expressed interest in the role on social media. As this hypothetical casting would have made Glover the first black Spider-Man, it touched off a huge debate in fandom circles; and helped inspire Ultimate Spider-Man comic writer Brian Michael Bendis to create Miles Morales - a half-black/half-latino teenager who takes over for the deceased Peter Parker of the alternate "Ultimate" Marvel Universe.

Now, Glover will get to become the character he helped to inspire: While Disney XD's animated Ultimate Spider-Man animated series (which is not an adaptation of the Ultimate comics despite the name) has stuck with a traditional Peter Parker as its main character, the impending third season - re-branded with the subtitle Web Warriors - will feature a running mult-episode storyline in which Peter will encounter Spider-Men (and woman) from alternate dimensions... including Glover as the voice of the first animated incarnation of Miles Morales.

While many plot details have yet to be unveiled for the new season (which will also feature Spider-Man joining The Avengers), it was previously revealed that in addition to Miles the roster of alternate Spider-Men will include Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man 2099, a new version of Spider-Girl and Peter Porker: The Spectacular Spider-Ham.

Source: USA Today

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Dammit, this show hits so many right buttons with great cameos and fan baiting, but Peter Parker is such an unlikable douchebag that just hearing him speak makes me grit my teeth. He's Ferris Bueller without the charm and I already think Ferris is an asshole. This is the animated series that JUST WON'T GO AWAY.

*sobs* I just want Spectacular Spiderman back...

You know, he actually suited for the role perfectly! Heck he really would be the ideal older Miles Morale in a live action show/ film.

Thats cool, though now thats happening can we now get Michael Cera playing Shaft?

Why is he wearing a black suite. Reminds me of Power Ranger where the the only black kid wore the only black suit. I just find it really distracting.

Magmarock:
Why is he wearing a black suite. Reminds me of Power Ranger where the the only black kid wore the only black suit. I just find it really distracting.

That's his suit from the comics,

he changed from standard spidey as people considered it bad taste to copy Peter Parker. Plus, he's a mid-teenage boy, and therefore black is COOL.

Glover does the voice justice. Let's hope the series is actually good.

DrunkenElfMage:

*sobs* I just want Spectacular Spiderman back...

*pats you no the shoulder* We all do. We all do.

*shakes fist* How many people must you crush, Disney?????

Magmarock:
Why is he wearing a black suite. Reminds me of Power Ranger where the the only black kid wore the only black suit. I just find it really distracting.

In fairness, it's not the only black suit.

Just off the top of my head.

Neither Peter nor Miguel were black.

I really just wish Miles Morales were just 2 years older at least. 13 just seems way too young to be a Superhero. Granted 15 isnt much better, but I can deal with it.
Also, wow, Donald Glover does a really good job here, kinda makes me wish that there was an Ultimate Spiderman comic about Miles Morales with him doing VA full time on it. Itd be interesting at least

I wish all of this was in a much better series. This is probably the most unlikable Peter Parker created, and I partially blame it for sidelining my favorite Marvel hero, Richard Rider, the original Nova, in favor of upstart Sam.

DrunkenElfMage:

*sobs* I just want Spectacular Spiderman back...

Had the same thought(and hope) when I clicked this story. Bummer it's an arc to mirror the comics' "every spider-man" arc that I've been hearing about.
Glover sounds good for the part, anyway.

It's only been 4 years? For some reason it feels a lot longer. I thought it was kind've funny how they keep skirting the main issue in the trailer: "You're Spiderman? But you're....so young."

Also, from Bendis' quote from the link about why Miles is relevant: "There are very few people in the world who look like Captain America". Waiter, my compliments to the chef: this irony is delicious.

People the show got a lot better in season 3, hell it is almost Brave and the Bold good.

:) I quite like the writing here. I've not seen any animated Spiderman shows, so I don't have much to compare it to but this was nicely paced and executed.

you know how they should have done amazing spider-man right? it should have had a film adaption of Ultimate spider-man's death. tobey maguire doing a monologue about with great power comes great responsibility and all that jazz as it shows him take a bullet for a hostage (not Captain America because contracts) and then moving on with Kirsten Dunst as Mary jane, knowing peter's identity contacts Rosemary Harris as May parker to warn her. I think if it was done right it would have worked so well in Sony's favour instead of rebooting it.

Ha! He finally got it then? Is he going to play the new Static next? :P

I am liking this combination.

Also, Donald Glover rules, so that helps.

Magmarock:
Why is he wearing a black suite. Reminds me of Power Ranger where the the only black kid wore the only black suit. I just find it really distracting.

Thats only 2 seasons in all of the franchise. Black guys typically wear blue or red.

OT: So much yes I been wanting Miles to get his own stuff and this is his chance to shine outside of the comics.

Wild and probably bad idea: For the movies, have Kamala Khan become Spider-Woman instead of Ms. Marvel.

They should make a Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man video game.

Actually, scratch that. Beenox is terrible at making Spider-Man games. So why bother?

I wanted to like the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. There were a few fun moments like the mind-swap episode with Wolverine. But mostly it was just hard to watch. I don't mind a more comedic take on Spidey, and I don't even mind Drake Bell in the role of Peter Parker. But the show just isn't very good. It undermines itself by forcing jokes in every 27 seconds. Of course I stopped watching after the first season, someone above said it improved so hopefully that is the case. But I still don't think I'll be giving it another chance.

This would probably interest me in the Spider-Man franchise again. Like many of you, I find the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon to be...wayward at best. When the stories don't focus on Drake Bell's Spider-Man? Great! The Wolverine episode from the first season is wonderfully done, as is the Deadpool episode from the second (despite certain individuals not being happy with Will "Batman Beyond" Friedle himself voicing him).

But I'd prefer a new Spider-Woman animated series - either as a compliment to the new Spider-Man or just. Hopefully, if that were to happen and it do well? Marvel might see the light and approve a Netflix-only Black Widow animated series/film (to get past Broadcasting Standards)...that probably won't happen though. :\

Why is the frontpage image for this article superior Spider-man?

-m

I have to give them some kudos for not going the "Miles Morales just happens to be Spidey in this universe" and actually stating that, yeah, he's Spidey because Peter Parker died. I honestly thought they'd try and avoid that

El Luck:
Thats cool, though now thats happening can we now get Michael Cera playing Shaft?

:>

Thanks for saying that.

 

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