Deadline is reporting that Donald Glover has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony’s latest reboot of the Spider-Man character, which is expected to be the start of a series of Spider-Man movies starring Tom Holland, with the help of Marvel, who’ll be supervising as producer.
Sony has been building up Homecoming‘s cast in the past couple of months, nabbing The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s Tony Revolori, Zendaya, and Michael Keaton in a villain role, the three of which will be joining Holland, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
Now, it appears Glover, who voiced the mixed-race Spider-Man Miles Morales on Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, is the latest name to join the fold in a currently unknown role.
Glover has starred on Community as well as in films such as The Martian and Magic Mike XXL. He’s a notorious goofball, as he’s also a rap artist, going under the fitting name “Childish Gambino”. It would be a shock if the intent isn’t for him to infuse his sense of humor into the character he’ll wind up playing. We’ll keep you posted on what his role is.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.