Recently some pretty big news (/rumors) have come to light, and since I recently wrote about the Spider-Man news and mentoined certain Miles Morales-like figure, I thought I should at least touch upon this news...
Spidey is not going to be white, I REPEAT: Spider-Man is NOT going to be white.
Well. Probably. During a Popcorn Talk Podcast Jeff Sneider, reporter for TheWrap, said something that can be brought down to:
Spider-Man is not going to be white, probably.
I'll let him explain in his own words, via several Twitter posts.
However, he later responded with:
So the man himself says it, don't trust him. But, as a reporter for TheWrap, he does have some pretty decent connections, and his theories are surely worth paying attention to.
After calling himself a gossip, he decided to follow it up with some pretty harsh words.
And there was another post in which he specifically called out Spider-Man fans, calling them racist. This all depends on your perception, so I'm not going to link it here, but it does show the response from the Spider-Man fanbase.
In the end it's just speculation, but from a pretty trustworthy source, and it kinda makes sense, right?
DONALD GLOVER FOR SPIDER-MAN
Okay, recently there was a pretty nice post here on MoviePilot about a 'Real-life Miles Morales'. But come on. Donald Glover as Spider-Man, Peter or Miles, would just be awesome. Ever since some easter eggs in Community, and Glover himself voiced his excitement to play Spider-Man (all way back before Andrew Garfield was cast), there has been some strong support from the fanbase, #Donald4Spiderman.
However, in his own words, Glover says:
"Of course, I would always be honored to play Spider-Man. But I just want the Spider-Man movie to be dope, that's all I want. Because, you know, I love Spider-Man."
Well, that's a pretty nice stance to take on the issue. He later follows it up with:
"I'm leaving it to them (the fans). Campaigning's part of life, but for me, I've got a lot of stuff that I'm really excited about, and dropping it all... of course it'd be an honer. But it's fine, if it comes, if not. I'm really Taoist about it."
Watch the entire interview below.
Personal opinion point: I think Glover would make a great Spider-Man, but probably a better Peter Parker than Miles Morales, and even though there are these rumors floating around that we could have a black/latino Peter Parker, sticking to the source material is also very important. As Glover says himself, he couldn't play a high-school kid/Spider-Man in a live action movie, and it does seem like Sony is going that route. So we'll see.
Back to the point. Glover's answer to the question of how he would play Spider-Man differently does really show the he is a fan, he is passionate, and he would be true to the source material (even noting it's tough to say without actually studying the role).