Hey Donald Glover! Marvel was listening!

Back when news of the Spiderman Reboot first hit, Community star Donald Glover started screaming at the top of his lungs that he wanted to be the new web slinger.  A lot of the internet seemed to agree that he would be great.

Alas – Sony didn’t see the possibilities of a Spiderman who is naturally funny and not Caucasian, so we got that thirty something “teenager” from the Social Network.   Having now seen some footage of the new Spiderman movie, I think Donald dodged a bullet there.

In a pretty cool case of Art imitating life – it turns out Marvel Comics was listening to Mr. Glover even if Sony wasn’t.  Having killed off a perfectly good Peter Parker in the Ultimates Universe – they have seen fit to replace him with a kid named Miles! A kid who Glover could play in a Spidey flick with very little controversy!

It’s kind of funny – Sam Jackson has been cast as Nick Fury in the Marvel movies all because when they launched the Ultimates line of comics an artist decided that Sam Jackson would make a cool Nick Fury and drew him as such.

Now it would appear that Spiderman in the comics has been designed based on a pretty loud internet campaign pushing for Donald Glover to get a shot in the tights.

I think it’s pretty geektastic and look forward to picking the book up. Now who owns the movie rights to “Ulitmate” Spiderman . . . hmmm.

 

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Calmixx is the Pseudonym of New York Artist/Writer Brian Mc- - HEY wait a minute. Why have a cool Pseudonym if you're just gonna tell people it's a Pseudonym? Yeah you can just call me Calmixx for now. Maybe if we have a third date I'll give up the last name but not without dinner. Check out my silly little blog and let me know what you think. Because I care. I really do. Really. Honest. Sorta.
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