Donald Glover is finally making his way into the Spidey-verse as the character he inspired, Miles Morales the Ultimate Spiderman! He is set to voice the character on Ultimate Spiderman: Web Warriors premiering this Sunday!
More than a couple years have passed since Sony rebooted (to moderate success) their Spider-man franchise. When initial rumblings of said reboot were making their way around the web fans of Community star Donald Glover petitioned to get him in the lead. Though Andrew Garfield eventually landed the part the Glover campaign led to the eventual creation of the first black Spider-man, Ultimate Spider-man Miles Morales. It finally seems like Donald Glover is seeing some return from that petition as he is locked in to voice the young Miles in the upcoming third season of Ultimate Spiderman: Web Warriors.
The new season of Ultimate Spiderman is set to premiere this Sunday on Disney xD, unfortunately Glover and Miles are not set to appear until the latter half of the season. But fear not! There are plenty of other Spider-men to keep us satisfied until Morales makes his first non comic appearance. In the meanwhile, check out what Donald Glover had to say about his role in the show (courtesy of USA Today);
That’s the great part about the Spider-Man costume: He can be anybody, Spider-Man could be a girl. Spider-Man could be an old man. You don’t know. So I just tried to be as me as possible, because you’re always just going to bring it back to yourself when you watch the show…Spider-Man is the best because you just don’t know who he is, and he’s funny and he’s poor. I understand Spider-Man a lot on that level. He’s just trying to make it. I still have hopes to do something like that one day. I don’t look at this as second place. Spider-Man, he’s such an icon — you have to do something with him.
Also for your Miles and Donald needs, the first clip featuring the Ultimate Spiderman!
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