Donald Glover is lastly getting a Spider-Man film. It’s simply not fairly what you suppose.
Glover is hooked up to star and produce a characteristic set in Sony Footage’ Spider-Man universe of Marvel Comics characters, sources inform The Hollywood Reporter.
Myles Murphy, the son of actor and comic Eddie Murphy, is on board to put in writing the undertaking, which has no title however is claimed 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 known as the Mercy Killers and used hypnosis know-how in his devices on his viewers in an effort to rob them.
Hypno-Hustler is just not thought-about one in all Spider-Man’s prime villains — actually, he commonly 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 canon baggage, releasing him to better interpretations. The undertaking 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 stored 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 enjoying Miles Morales’ uncle.)
Sony, which owns the movie rights to the Spider-Man and associated characters, has an entire slate of movie based mostly on not simply villains but additionally heroes that make up the Spider-Man household. With motion pictures similar to Venom and Morbius underneath its belt, the studio has Kraven the Hunter set for an Oct. 6, 2023 launch. Hero tasks in growth embrace Madame Net and Spider-Lady.
Glover is repped by WME and Johnson Shapiro. Murphy can be repped by WME.
This text was initially printed by The Hollywood Reporter.