Donald Glover to Play Miles Morales Spider-Man
Actor Donald Glover is set to play Spider-Man in an upcoming episode of Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors on Disney XD. In the series, Peter Parker travels between realities in pursuit of the Green Goblin, trying to prevent the Goblin from acquiring DNA samples from alternate universe Spider-Men. Glover will voice Miles Morales, the character who is currently under the mask in Marvel Comics’ Ultimate Universe. It has been a long journey to turn Glover into the Wall Crawler: the Community actor is a known Spider-Man fan who was the subject of an online campaign to get him to audition for Spider-Man in the recent Sony feature film reboot (the role ultimately went to Andrew Garfield). However, Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis acknowledged that the campaign for Glover did influence the creation of Miles Morales in the Ultimate Universe.
Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors will premiere on Disney XD this Sunday at 9:00 AM (ET/PT). The Miles Morales episode will premiere some time next year.