Donald Glover, the multitalented actor, has reportedly signed in to join the cast of the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming. Unfortunately for his fans, Donald will not be playing the web-spinning superhero, although he has been striving to play the lead for more than six years, starting with an enormous fan campaign to support the actor to play the main role.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 14, 2016
Andrew Garfield played the web-slinging superhero in the 2012 Spider-Man installment but, according to Pedestrian, the campaign to feature Donald Glover in the lead role started in 2010, and the actor had himself backed the campaign at the grassroots level.
Donald Glover and his fans accused certain groups of being racist by holding on to the belief that the superhero has to be a white man. The upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming will have Tom Holland playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man, while Michael Keaton will be seen playing the main villain.
Spider-Man: Homecoming cast so far pic.twitter.com/uDgBp4ijkH
— Film Feed (@FiImFeed) June 11, 2016
Donald Glover’s character has been kept under wraps, and it seems that viewers will be kept in suspense until the premiere of the movie. Even though at the age of 32 Donald Glover might be too old to play the lead role, the talented actor is not new to the Spider-Man franchise and he can arguably fit into many characters in the movie. Additionally, he has previously lent his voice to Miles Morales, a character which featured in Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man.
Apart from being a versatile actor, Donald Glover’s age puts him in a better position to play a number of characters which have been encountered in Spider-Man’s 50-year history. According to Comic Book Resources, based on his acting skills and personality, Donald Glover is best suited to play Miles Morales, J. Jonah Jameson, Chameleon, or The Goblin.
Who wants to see Donald Glover as Miles Morales? pic.twitter.com/ATzOK7XzQm
— Marvel Newz (@Marvel_Newz) June 15, 2016
On the other hand, he could easily fit into the role of the main villain’s sidekick in the movie. Slate reports that fans are betting that Donald Glover will be cast in the role of a super-villain like Jackson “Axel” Weele, aka “Big Wheel.”
Apart from his acting pursuits, the talented Donald Glover, who also goes by the name of Childish Gambino, has also dabbled in comedy, music production, and rapping. According to AXS, it was Tina Fey who first spotted the talented Donald Glover during his stand-up comedy performance at NYU.
The comedy actress introduced Donald Glover to the world of showbiz, where he got a break as a writer for 30 Rock, the classic comedy sitcom on NBC.
Tina Fey writing about Donald Glover, bless me pic.twitter.com/tD0FG697vC
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This initial exposure helped Donald come into the spotlight and the experience eventually helped him advance his career. Donald later featured in Community, and delivered fantastic rap numbers under the alias name Childish Gambino. In fact, Donald has several hit singles which include “3005,” the popular number which earned Donald Glover a Grammy nomination.
Additionally, the former 30 Rock writer is gearing up for his upcoming series Atlanta, for which he has also written the script. The Community star will feature in the television series which is based on the Atlanta rap scene. The first season will be comprised of ten episodes, and the series is believed to be a dream come true for Donald Glover, as he has long wanted to write a script about a rapper’s life. According to Smashd, Donald’s co-star Isiah Whitlock has revealed that the television series will be more than a show for rappers, but will be more about the realities and hard facts about life in general.
Apart from being an actor, a scriptwriter, and a rapper, Donald Glover is also an enthusiastic and expert cook. Donald divulged that he enjoys cooking Osso Bucco, and he has had plenty of experience in preparing the dish to perfection. AXS reported that Donald shared expert tips for cooking his signature dish.
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