Donald Glover is the new Spider-Man (Sort of)

So a while back, Community hottie Donald Glover launched a Twitter campaign to play the new Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man. Well, it actually went to Andrew Garfield, but there’s a silver-lining in all of this: The new Spider-Man who will be appearing Marvel’s Ultimate Fallout is actually bi-racial (He’s half-black/half-hispanic), and it was partially inspired by Donald Glover himself.

Bendis said his decision was made before actor Donald Glover’s efforts to be considered for next year’s Spider-Man film went viral. He had talked it over with Joe Quesada, Marvel’s chief creative officer. “Joe and I talked about it at great length – what if he was an African-American and how interesting it would be,” Bendis said. Later, he saw Glover on the television show Community, wearing Spider-Man pajamas, and knew he was on the right track. SOURCE

What’s that? Community wasn’t nominated for a single Emmy? Oh, I didn’t noticed because it turns out one of the cast is FUCKING SPIDER-MAN. Well, sorta. It may not be the Troy Barnes-lead Spider-Man movie we were all hoping for, but at least we get to see a comic book hero inspired by him, which is … it’s still close, dammit! And at the very least, at least they didn’t make him the lead of Turn Off The Dark.

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