Donald Glover always knew he was a superhero. Now he finally gets to play one.
The Community vet who served as Brian Michael Bendis’ muse to introduce Miles Morales as the new Spider-Man of Marvel’s Ultimate Universe in 2011 will now get to live out his dream.
USA Today reports the actor will voice the character next year in an episode of Disney XD’s animated Ultimate Spider-Man, which in its upcoming third season carries the subtitle “Web Warriors.” In the “Spider-Verse” story arc, Peter Parker (voiced by Drake Bell) has the ability to jump across dimensions as he tries to prevent the Green Goblin from collecting the DNA of Spider-Men from parallel universes, including Iron Spider, Spider-Man 2099, the Amazing Spider-Girl and Miles Morales.
Their meeting is specifically important for Miles, because in his universe, Peter Parker is dead.
“He meets someone who is his hero, and that comes across completely in Donald’s performance,” Stephen Wacker, Marvel Television’s vice president of current animation, tells the newspaper. “He’s got a real warmth that suits the character really, really well. If you’ve read Miles Morales comics, Donald’s voice nails what you’ve been reading.”
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