Donald Glover to Play as Spider-Man in Disney XD Animated Series [WATCH VIDEO]
Donald Glover might make the fans’ wishes come true after all. A new clip was released for the upcoming new season of Disney XD’s animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” starring Glover as Spider-Man. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
USA Today exclusively released the first look on the most-awaited return of the Disney XD series, which will premiere Disney XD on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at 9 a.m.
The new season will take on the Spider-Verse arc which will take New York’s friendly neighbor into different parallel dimensions where he will meet his parallel universe counterpart.
Moreover, Glover who’s an avid Spider-Man fan will play Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man version, Miles Morales. His character is a half-Hispanic, half-black 13 year old teenager first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011) following the death of Peter Parker becoming the second Spider-Man in the Ultimate Marvel continuity.
Glover got to portray the role of Spider-Man due to social media in 2014. One of his fans on Twitter suggested Glover should play the role in the “Spider-Man reboot.” Unfortunately, the role was given to British-American actor Andrew Garfield.
The hashtag #donald4spiderman went viral and while Donald didn’t get the chance to play the part, it did prove highly successful at getting the attention of Marvel, thus sparking the creation of a story arc in which Parker dies at the hands of the Green Goblin, with Miles Morales inheriting the persona of Spiderman.
“I never liked Superman that much, because I was like, ‘Yo, this dude can’t die. It’s too easy, Batman is pretty fly. He’s a close second, just because he doesn’t really have powers. He’s just a justice-driven vigilante. Spider-Man is the best because you just don’t know who he is, and he’s funny and he’s poor. I understand Spider-Man a lot on that level. He’s just trying to make it.” Glover said in the USA Today article.said in the USA Today article.
Former editor Stephen Wacker, who previously worked at Marvel Comics, shared that Glover’s high-pitched voice was really useful when voicing the teenager Miles Morales.
“He meets someone who is his hero, and that comes across completely in Donald’s performance – If you’ve read Miles Morales comics, Donald’s voice nails what you’ve been,” Walker said in The Source report.said in The Source report.
In January 2014, it was announced that following the events of “Cataclysm”, Miles would begin starring in a new title called “Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man,” as part of Ultimate Marvel Now, an initiative with which Marvel will relaunch the Ultimate Marvel line. Miles Morales will also be a main character in the All-New Ultimates, in which he will lead a team of young heroes that will include Kitty Pryde, Bombshell, Cloak and Dagger, and a new Black Widow.
“Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” premieres this Sunday at 9 a.m.
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