Donald Glover is lastly getting a Spider-Man film. It’s simply not fairly what you assume.
Glover is hooked up to star and produce a characteristic set in Sony Footage’ Spider-Man universe of Marvel Comics characters, sources inform The truestarz.
Myles Murphy, the son of actor and comic Eddie Murphy, is on board to put in writing the venture, which has no title however is alleged to revolve on the Hypno-Hustler, one of many extra obscure Spider-Man villains.
Created by Invoice Mantlo, the author who additionally created Rocket Racoon, and artist Frank Springer, Hypno-Hustler was very a lot a product of the disco music scene when he first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man No. 24 in 1978. His actual identify was Antoine Delsoin, the chief of a band referred to as the Mercy Killers and used hypnosis expertise in his devices on his viewers in an effort to rob them.
Hypno-Hustler is just not thought of one among Spider-Man’s high villains — actually, he frequently exhibits up on worst supervillains lists — however sources say Glover sparked to the musical side of the character and the truth that he has much less Marvel cannon baggage, liberating him to higher interpretations. The venture might be something from a disco interval piece to a re-imagined fashionable hip-hop model or perhaps a cyberpunk future play. Including to the spark was Murphy’s take, whose particulars are being saved beneath the bass clef.
Glover’s identify has circled Spider-Man for years, with followers clamoring for him to painting Spidey, significantly in 2012’s The Superb Spider-Man. That didn’t occur — Andrew Garfield landed the function as Peter Parker — however Glover did voice Spider-Man/Miles Morales within the Disney XD collection Final Spider-Man in 2015. He additionally appeared in a really transient function in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. (A deleted scene from the film pointed to him taking part in Miles Morales’ uncle.)
Sony, which owns the movie rights to the Spider-Man and associated characters, has a complete slate of movie primarily based on not simply villains but additionally heroes that make up the Spider-Man household. With films corresponding to Venom and Morbius below its belt, the studio has Kraven the Hunter set for an Oct. 6, 2023 launch. Hero initiatives in growth embody Madame Internet and Spider-Lady.
Glover is repped by WME and Johnson Shapiro. Murphy can be repped by WME.