The details of Glover’s character haven’t been revealed yet, which is causing many fans to speculate that he may be reprising the role of Miles Morales, the black/Hispanic Spider-Man character he voiced in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series (though Morales is much younger than the 32-year-old Glover).
Tom Holland will star as Peter Parker, as seen in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War earlier this year.
Glover was actually a fan favorite to be picked to play Spider-Man in Sony’s 2012 reboot of the franchise, a role that eventually went to Andrew Garfield.
The Because The Internet rapper is well-known for his acting, appearing as a main character on NBC sitcom “Community” between 2009 and 2014, and generating some buzz for the upcoming series “Atlanta,” where he is lead actor, writer, and co-executive producer. The show premieres on FX in September.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a co-production between Sony and Marvel directed by Jon Watts.
Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May and Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Disney Channel star Zendaya and Michael Keaton have also been linked to the production.