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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017): Donald Glover Joins Film In Unknown Role

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Donald Glover joins the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The rapper and Community and Mystery Team star will play an unknown character in the first Spider-Man film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Glover’s casting follows an unsuccessful 2009 campaign on social media to get the actor cast as Peter Parker in future Spider-Man films. The role ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, who has now surrendered it to Tom Holland. While maybe it wasn’t exactly what they wanted, Glover’s fans will finally be able say that he acted in a Spider-Man movie.

He joins a cast already peppered with other big names, such as Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, and Robert Downey, Jr. in his role as Tony Stark from the Iron Man and Avengers series. Keaton, meanwhile, is set to play the villain, the identity of which remains a secret:

“It really is a homecoming,” Tom Holland told the CinemaCon crowd during the film’s title announcement earlier this year, “because, throughout the movie, Peter is trying to find out who he is and where he belongs in this world.”

Scripted by Vacation writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Spider-Man: Homecoming will, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, feature characters from throughout the MCU. Among those rumored to appear is the Tinkerer, a Spider-Man foe who originally appeared alongside the Vulture all the way back in 1963’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” #2. At the moment, no actor has officially been cast in the part, however.

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