By Aric Sweeny
With the recently announced casting of Donald Glover in Spider-Man: Homecoming, many fans have been speculating as to which character Glover could be portraying. The most popular choice online is an older version of Miles Morales, flipping the age difference that Peter and Miles had from the comics. I have a different idea, though; here’s my pitch.
Glover should play a student teacher at Midtown High - a student teacher to Michael Keaton’s role as one of Peter’s teachers. If Michael Keaton is indeed playing the Vulture, you could easily make him also be one of Peter’s teachers, which would be an organic way to intertwine conflict between the two. Glover’s character and Peter could potentially have a mutual dislike towards Keaton’s teacher character, which could then lead to Glover finding out about Peter being the Spider-Man and relaying him information about the Vulture’s devious plan.
Glover is a perfect candidate to be playing a younger, more ‘hip’ teacher figure at Midtown High, one that the students could connect with more than Keaton’s older teacher character. Keeping in mind that Kevin Feige described “Homecoming” as a John Hughes-esque film, I’d say this pitch would work naturally with the story of the film, and would give the “Donald Glover for Miles Morales” people a flavor nugget of fan service to chew on.
Which character do you think Glover is playing in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Let me know in the comment section down below?
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theaters on July 7th, 2017.