There is no doubt that Donald Glover will bring the heat in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, as we’ve seeing recently with his remarkable performance in last year’s The Lazarus Effect and The Martian. News hit the internet of his casting for the new Spidey movie, and even Twitter and Facebook have become the stage for questions and disagreements. Who will he play? Will he play Miles Morales? Those are the questions that many fans are asking, and while it is still unknown if Glover will be playing the character whom he voices in Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man, there seems to be a notion that he, unfortunately, will not. This could be for the general young cast that Homecoming seems to be having, which makes Glover a bit too old to be playing the young Morales. Which brings us to the question:
Let’s take a look at some of the rising young stars who could do great portraying the Hispanic superhero on the big screen:
Jessie T. Usher
He will be playing Dylan Hiller, one of the lead characters in the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence. Though Usher is 21, he still possesses the characteristics and personality we’ve come to love of the young Miles Morales, as seeing in Usher’s role in the Cartoon Network movie Level Up and in the current Starz series, Survivor’s Remorse, where he stars as the protagonist.
Lonsdale currently plays Wally West in the CW’s The Flash. He recently appeared in the third installment of the Divergent film series, Allegiant, and in this year’s The Finest Hour. Though Lonsdale plays a highly recognized DC comics character on television, he could still be a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
If you’ve watched the ABC series, Quantico, you know who Jacob Artist is. He’s also appeared in television shows like Glee and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening.
Most known for his role as Winston in The Maze Runner and The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Flores is another rising actor with great potential for a superhero role like Spider-Man/Miles Morales. Flores is also of Hispanic descent, one of Miles Morales’ principal characteristics.
The actor and rapper had lead roles in films like Selma and Dope, and recently played the iconic rapstar Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton. He will star alongside Donald Glover in the upcoming series Atlanta, which was also created and written by Glover. With Glover now part of Spider-Man: Homecoming, could he recommend Stanfield to the executives at Marvel Studios, like Chris Hemsworth did for Tom Holland?
He recently appeared in this year’s The 5th Wave and also played a lead part in last year’s Dope. Revolori is of Hispanic descent, and being that Miles Morales also shares that particular, Revolori could be a great choice for the role, considering his rising popularity and outstanding performances. It was confirmed that he was cast for a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but no further information has surfaced on what character he will be playing.