Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: Donald Glover Gets His Wish and Becomes SPIDER-MAN ... in Animated Form Voicing Miles Morales



Several years ago, and before actor Andrew Garfield was cast as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man, actor (and rapper) Donald Glover tried to make a viral push to be cast as Spidey. A few years later, Glover's wish has finally come true albeit in animated form.

USA Today confirmed and caught up with Glover, who talked about voicing Miles Morales in Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man.

“That’s the great part about the Spider-Man costume: He can be anybody. Spider-Man could be a girl. Spider-Man could be an old man. You don’t know. So I just tried to be as me as possible, because you’re always just going to bring it back to yourself when you watch the show…Spider-Man is the best because you just don’t know who he is, and he’s funny and he’s poor. I understand Spider-Man a lot on that level. He’s just trying to make it.”

This isn't the first time Glover has talked about Morales' Ultimate Spider-Man. In fact, he jokingly told Collider.com a few years ago that Marvel comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis got the idea for creating Morales from seeing Glover in Spider-Man pajamas (see image below) when he was a part of the cast of the television series Community.

"Look, I think for a long time people know that I have an iron grip over there [at Marvel], I’m very strong at the Marvel Comics (laughs) people really respect me over there. No, [Bendis] got the idea from seeing a Community episode actually, cause I was in like Spider-Man pajamas, which I thought was pretty great. It’s funny, people say he looks like me, I don’t see it that much, but I know he was influenced by me."

Regardless of whether or not Morales was really influenced by Glover, in Community, the actor is now officially a part of the (Ultimate) Spider-Man universe now.






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