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Donald Glover Not the Next ‘Spider-Man’, Again

Another rendition of Spider-Man, another skinny, nerdy, white dude playing Spider-Man; such is the way of the world. 

It’s nearly set in stone, 18-year-old Asa Butterfield is allegedly our next Spider-Man. This name may not be the hugest surprise for up-to-date followers of potential candidates, but it comes as a huge blow to followers of the nearly five-year-long #donald4spiderman campaign. “I just want Spider-Man to be dope. That’s all I want,” lamented Glover over the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man.

Since Marvel redoes Spider-Man with the frequency of Kardashian marriages, this rendition is set to focus on a new, lesser-seen, aspect: the post-bite, high school Peter Parker, which will not be a stretch for baby face Butterfield. Heads up to Butterfield though, the time between remakes is getting near exponentially less: Tobey Maguire to Andrew Garfield was a 5 year stretch but, Garfield to Butterfield will only leave 3 years or less between. Keep your plastic surgeon on speed dial, Asa.

The new Spider-Man is set for a summer 2017 release, but we may see Butterfield enter the Marvel universe even sooner in the next Captain America installment. Why will Captain America be hanging around early high school students? Only time will tell. 

Here’s to next time, Donald. At the rate it’s going, we’re probably only a month away from another new Spider-Man; it’s going to be you next time for sure. 

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JohnnyHE

This article has so much fail. The facts aren’t even correct. Not to mention since when is Glover entitled to the role of Spiderman?I wouldn’t have minded if they went to Miles Morales route, but the tantrums following this pending selection of Spiderman are ridiculous.

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MatB

For real. Let’s blame MARVEL for SONY remaking Spider-Man. That sounds like a great idea.

The Blemish
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Yes, you’re right. Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man and has been holding on to them by making movie after movie. Though, interestingly, they now have a partnership with Marvel which lets Marvel put Spider-Man in their movies for free. So it’s like a weird studio crossover thing. Like the DC/Marvel crossover of the film studio world.

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James Westfall

The original criticism stands. The author clearly did not understand the difference between Marvel & Sony with regard to the films, evident when she said “Since Marvel redoes Spider-Man with the frequency of Kardashian marriages.”

Tyler
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As a black man, I find Miles Morals to SUCK and I think Donald Glover needs to stick to his MANY talents away from spandex

AGEOF7
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AGEOF7

I hope the studio fires him and then right after his girlfriend breaks up with him. #Donaldforspiderman

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

Donald Glover is in his 30s. Not exactly prime time for him to play a teen superhero.

AmazingSpiderHam
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AmazingSpiderHam

Donald is way to old to play Miles right now. Miles is in his early teens when he first becomes spiderman. Miles will happen one day but the young peter parker who was just starting high school for years as spiderman has never been done on the screen.

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