Donald Glover Joins Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sort of Fulfilling That Old Social-Media Campaign

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A Bearded Glover. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Hey, remember 2010? That glorious year when Shrek Forever After won our hearts, Taylor Swift was still putting out country songs, and Charlie Sheen confidently strode the set of Two and a Half Men? If you were on Twitter back then, you may recall a little hashtag called #Donald4Spiderman and its slacktivist push to get then-star of Community Donald Glover cast as Spider-Man in a then-impending reboot. The role went to Andrew Garfield, who has himself now been rebooted out of the canon in anticipation of next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Though Glover will not be playing Spidey — that honor has gone to the wee lad Tom Holland — it appears he’ll be in the movie in some capacity. Deadline reports the sometimes-rapper will appear in the film. So if you, for some reason, have spent the last few years tweeting #Donald4SupportingRoleinSpiderman, congratulations: You led one of the most successful social-media campaigns of all time!

Donald Glover Joins Spider-Man Reboot