Donald Glover
Donald Glover might well be joining Spider-Man after all... just not as hero Peter Parker... Jordan Strauss / Getty

Back when Tom Holland was just a twinkle in Sony Pictures' eye when it came to choosing him as their next Spider-Man ahead of their then just-planned reboot, Donald Glover fans launched a campaign to try to get the studio to cast the rapper-turned-actor in the lead role. #Donald4Spiderman took over Twitter, with Glover himself even saying that he'd be "honoured" to don the spandex suit.

While the efforts of that campaign came to nothing, now however, the Magic Mike XXL star is in talks to appear alongside Holland's Peter Parker in Spiderman: Homecoming. However what role he would play in the movie if he were to sign on is currently being kept under wraps.

Marvel Studios are producing and reportedly have complete creative control on the project, with Sony still officially owning the rights to the well-recognised comic book superhero. Sony's Amy Pascal and Marvel's Kevin Feige are also on board as producers. Not only will the film mark a new beginning for the Spider-Man franchise but it will also be the fourth instalment when it comes to the MCU's Phase Three, following on from recently-released Captain America: Civil War and upcoming titles Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

Glover is no stranger to the Spider-Man universe either. Back in 2015, he lent his voice to Disney XD's animated television series Ultimate Spider-Man, portraying the first mixed-race version of the character named Miles Morales.

Directed by Jon Watts (Clown), Spider-Man: Homecoming will also star Marisa Tomei as Peter Parker's Aunt May, Michael Keaton as villain Vulture and Robert Downey Jr as... you guessed it... Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, the film is scheduled to reach US cinemas on 7 July 2017 and UK big screens on 28 July.

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