Donald Glover Isn't "Ruling Out A Future" In Spider-Man

There were a lot of Easter Eggs in Spider-Man: Homecoming that got fans super excited. Donald Glover started a social media campaign to play Miles Morales in a live action movie but as Sony dragged their feet Glover eventually got too old for the part. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Glover talked about the small but important role he went on to play in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Donald Glover Isn't "Ruling Out A Future" In Spider-Man

In fact, it was Homecoming director Jon Watts who approached Glover, no longer age-appropriate for the part of Spidey, to play a small but meaningful role, which could prove more significant if the studio decides to greenlight a rumored spinoff about Miles Morales, the nephew of Glover's character. "If you don't do [the part]," Watts told Glover before Homecoming, "we aren't going to [include] it."

For those that don't know Glover is playing Aaron Davis aka The Prowler. He's not a big villain or hero but still significant; Davis is the uncle of Miles Morales who was once the Ultimate Spider-Man who is now in the 616 Marvel universe. In the movie Davis says "I have a nephew who lives in the neighborhood" which means Miles is canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Davis doesn't say how old his newphew is but if he's young the timeline could work that by the time Peter Parker needs to retire or dies Miles could be old enough to take up the mantle.

Whether or not that's Sony and Marvel's plan is still very much up in the air and despite how busy Glover is he's willing to come back.

Donald Glover Isn't "Ruling Out A Future" In Spider-Man

He has already signed on to play Simba in Jon Favreau's Lion King remake, and he's not ruling out a future with Spider-Man.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters now and is looking at an October home release date.

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