Has Spider Man Homecoming cast Miles Morales? Probably not

Another Community star has joined the MCU for Spider Man Homecoming

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Sometimes art can imitate life in a manner that can only be described as wonderful. Take Deadpool, for instance, which came about off the back of Ryan Reynolds regularly highlighting his own enthuasiasm for a solo movie – and as we all know, it was definitely worth the wait.

Now, a similar thing may be happening with Spider-Man: Homecoming, the wall-crawler’s first solo foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Community and The Martian star Donald Glover initially gave his backing to a fan campaign aimed at getting him the role of Miles Morales in a live-action movie (indeed, he actually voiced the character in a few episodes of the animated Ultimate Spider-Man series), and incredibly, he has actually been added to the cast in an unspecified role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Donald Glover has been cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Although it’s a nice thought that he could be playing Morales (who recently joined the mainstream 616 universe in the comics after the Secret Wars crossover, where he is now a member of the Avengers), we’ll sadly have to concede that it’s unlikely. While he’s youthful-looking, Glover is 32, and we just can’t see him playing the teen as a character who is older than Peter Parker (played by the 20-year-old Tom Holland). Considering his huge popularity we’re sure Morales will get introduced at some point – just yet.

Still, Glover’s casting is a coup. Having consistently been one of the best things about Community until his departure, he also managed to own his sole scene in Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Hopefully he’ll have a bigger role here.

Glover joins a cast that already includes Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori and Robert Downey Jr. Jon Watt is directing from a script penned by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in cinemas on 7 July 2017. You can download The 25 Greatest Marvel Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.