Donald Glover is a big Spider-Man fan, and when casting for The Amazing Spider-Man reboot was happening in 2010, fans circulated a petition to get him cast to play Spidey on the big screen. It didn’t happen, but Brian Michael Bendis took note. He ended up basing Miles Morales on Glover when the character took on the role of Spider-Man in 2011.
Now, everything has come full circle with news that Donald Glover will be voicing Morales in upcoming episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors which will air in 2015. Glover talked to USA Today about why he likes the character saying:
“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.”
Catch new episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors when the latest season debuts this Sunday at 9AM on Disney XD.
See pictures and a clip from the show after the break.