May 31, 2010
Donald Glover Wants To Audition For Spider-Man
Comedian Donald Glover from NBC's Community and the indie comedy Mystery Team is openly campaigning to audition for the Spider-Man reboot. What seems to shock most Spidey fans is that he is hoping to play Peter Parker. It's interesting to see someone who is recently gaining fame and success doing such a grassroots thing. Forget our hangups on casting superheroes based on their ethnicity in the original comics. I believe Glover deserves an audition for the role if this campaign gains enough steam. It's still beyond unlikely that Sony would decide to deviate from the original character in this direction. I think he's the right age and could still pull off playing someone in high school. Someone has setup a facebook page to support Donald.
*Should we see more diversity with casting for comic book films?