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(Cbr) Donald Glover, the "Community" veteran who inspired Brian Michael Bendis in 2011 to introduce Miles Morales as the new Spider-Man of Marvel's Ultimate Universe, is finally getting his chance to play the superhero. USA Today reports the actor will voice the character next year in an episode of Disney Xd's animated "Ultimate Spider-Man," which in its upcoming third season carries the subtitle "Web Warriors." In the "Spider-Verse" story arc, a dimension-hopping Peter Parker (voiced by Drake Bell) tries to prevent the Green Goblin from collecting the DNA of Spider-Men from parallel universes, including Iron Spider, Spider-Man 2099, the Amazing Spider-Girl and Miles Morales. Their meeting holds special significance for Miles, because in his universe, Peter Parker is dead. "He meets someone who is his hero, and that comes across completely in Donald's performance," Stephen Wacker, Marvel Television's vice president of current animation, tells the newspaper. "He's got a real warmth that suits the character really, »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
Though he lost, Marvel used him as the inspiration for Miles Morales - a 13-year-old, half-black, half-hispanic character who takes over for Peter Parker as Spider-Man in the comics. Said character is now coming to television during the third season of Disney Xd's "Ultimate Spider-Man" series and Glover is set to voice him.
In the show, he team-ups with Peter Parker to stop Green Goblin from collecting the DNA of various Spider-Men spread across complex parallel dimensions. Glover spoke with USA Today about taking on the character:
"I don't think it's hit me necessarily yet how big of a deal that is, I'm very grateful for that, and it's cool to read the comic now.
It's a lot of »
- Garth Franklin
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp... The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be directed by Marc Webb »
Between Tobey Maguire‘s reign as our friendly big-screen Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield‘s, there was a brief period when Donald Glover was pushing for the job. That never came to be, of course, but now he’s finally getting his chance to play the webslinger all the same. The catch: it’s in a cartoon, not a live-action […]
- Angie Han
Before Andrew Garfield was locked-in for The Amazing Spider-Man, there was a fan campaign to get Community star Donald Glover cast in the role of Peter Parker. While the actor-turned-rapper lost out on the coveted character, Marvel did go onto create Miles Morales in the comic books, based partially on Donald Glover and President Barack Obama. Now, Donald Glover will voice Miles Morales, who at one point took over for Peter Parker, during Season 3 of Ultimate Spider-Man.
Here is a clip from his first appearance on the Disney Xd animated series:
Ultimate Spider-Man will return this Sunday for it's season premiere Avenging Spider-Man Part 1 and Part 2. In this latest run of episodes, titled Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Peter Parker will travel through various parallel worlds, eventually meeting Miles Morales, a half-black, half-hispanic counterpart who has assumed the role of Spider-Man.
Speaking with USA Today, Donald Glover had this to »
Back when The Amazing Spider-Man was still in development, one of the biggest names tossed around for the part of Peter Parker was Community actor Donald Glover. Glover himself campaigned hard for the role, but his race was an issue with some people and he was never seriously considered for it. As we know, the role of Spider-Man ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, who has done a pretty good job in an otherwise contentious franchise reboot.
The desire to see Glover suit up as Spidey never died down though, especially when the actor showed up in Spider-Man pajamas on Community. Fan reactions were so strong that they caught the attention of comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, who were inspired by Glover’s campaign and created a new Spider-Man, the half-black half-Latino Miles Morales who first appeared in Ultimate Spider-Man.
We’ve heard several times that »
- James Garcia
Way before Spider-Man got rebooted with Andrew Garfield in the lead, there was a bit of a movement to get Community star Donald Glover to play Peter Parker. While that obviously didn't pan out, Glover will finally get to play Spider-Man in an episode of Disney Xd's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors animated series. He'll play Miles Morales, a half-Hispanic, half-black Spider-Man whom Parker meets in a parallel world. It's not quite the same as being on the big screen, but it's fun to watch this preview that features Glover as a web-slinger. The episodes with his character will premiere next year. Front Page Image Source: Getty »
Donald Glover is going to play Spider-Man! In a cartoon, but he's still going to play Spider-Man. USA Today reports the former Community star will suit up for the Disney Xd series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. In the series, Peter Parker (Drake Bell) travels to alternate dimensions and meets various other Spider-Men. Glover will play Miles Morales, the Spider-Man currently starring in Marvel's Ulitmate Comics Spider-Man comic series scripted by Brian Michael Bendis. The scribe created the character after being inspired by Glover's social media campaign to play Spider-Man in the Amazing Spider-Man films that went on to star Andrew Garfield. Glover and fans used the hashtag #donald4spiderman for the »
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have it. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have it. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have it. Will Ferrell and his Anchorman news team had it. Nicole Kidman’s most recent film was taken out of competition at Cannes partly because of not having it. Joaquin Phoenix had it with a voice and a screen. Sherlock Holmes has relied on it for years. The thing that such a diverse range of situations has in common? It is of course the great building block of human life: Chemistry.
When it comes to movies and people, we’re very familiar with chemistry. Generally used to describe a certain quality of relationship between characters, chemistry is a neat little word that we often use without a second thought. And on the surface, chemistry does look pretty simple – like, for example, when a science teacher puts a Mento in a »
- Rachel North
Back in 2011, comedian and rapper Donald Glover lobbied the Internet to try and get him an audition for the lead in The Amazing Spider-man. While the role eventually went to Andrew Garfield, Marvel did create the character of Miles Morales, a multi-ethnic teen who takes over the superhero role from Peter Parker in the Ultimate comic run. Now, in an interesting reverse casting, Donald Glover will get to portray Miles Morales in the upcoming season of Disney Xd's animated series Ultimate »
- Alex Maidy
Last week, we reported that the Target exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 includes confirmation from director Marc Webb that the end credits stinger includes The Sinister Six villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, although the filmmaker later admitted that he isn't even sure if they will appear in the spin-off. However, given Sony's recent announcement that The Sinister Six will hit theaters in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been moved to 2018, some believe that these special features are already outdated.
Among the details Marc Webb revealed in last week's video include a deleted scene where The Gentleman a.k.a. Gustav Fiers (Michael Massee) approaches the cryogenically frozen head of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), which paves the way for the OsCorp founder to return for "the next movie," which we believe he meant The Amazing Spider-Man 3. We now know that "the next movie" will be The Sinister Six, »
During the end credits for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans could use the Shazam app, which revealed a series of images teasing the villainous lineup for the upcoming Sinister Six movie. The images are believed to represent Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. We also showed you a TV spot for the Target-exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which includes a bonus disc that teases The Sinister Six. A video from that bonus disc has hit the web, where Marc Webb confirms Kraven and Mysterio are a part of The Sinister Six line-up.
Take a look at this video from YouTube user Amazing Spider Man, then read on for more details.
When the images were first revealed, some thought that the mask actually belonged to Chameleon, but that was debunked shortly thereafter. However, we reported in April, soon after the images debuted, that »
With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting Blu-ray/DVD this week, Sony has been releasing snippets of the movie's bonus features. Several days ago, we got a look at the film's makeup design and application for Electro (Jamie Foxx), and today there's a clip from the featurette regarding the movie's visual effects. Visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen explains that Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has become a bit of a daredevil, so that allowed the team to play with Spider-Man's leaps and falls. Additionally, animation supervisor Dave Schaub points out that they wanted to incorporate different moves into Spider-Man's arsenal like scrambling on his weblines while swinging. These featurettes are fun because they're a reminder that even if you don't like the movie, the work that goes into making it can still be interesting. Hit the jump to check out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 visual effects featurette, and click here to buy »
- Matt Goldberg
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 1st. »
Comic book movies are some of the hottest properties in Hollywood right now. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Fox’s X-Men (and soon to be Fantastic Four) continuity, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and the new DC Cinematic Universe all include films that have grossed hundreds of millions – and even billions in some cases – of dollars in recent years.
As a result, comic book movies have become a genre with a good reputation. Huge, top class and award winning actors, including the likes of Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Andrew Garfield, Chris Cooper, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Jamie Bell, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams, have signed on for roles in them – something that would have been unheard of as recently as twenty or so years ago.
However, the genre could have looked so different and could have taken such a »
- Kev Stewart
As previously reported by my HitFix colleagues, 2014’s fall festivals represent something of a battle royale for various heavyweight Oscar hopefuls. The oldest fest in the big four, venerable Venice, is up against younger North American counterparts Toronto, Telluride and New York in the perennial fight to deliver a truly memorable Competition. Which films will be left standing once the critics have had their way with them? Contenders hoping to emerge victorious from La Biennale’s royal rumble include Alejandro González Iñárritu’s opening nighter "Birdman" starring Michael Keaton, David Gordon Green’s Al Pacino vehicle "Manglehorn" and Andrew Garfield vs Michael Shannon in Ramin Bahrani’s real estate showdown "99 Homes." As far as awards season goes, for me the big hitter to beat from Cannes is "Foxcatcher," an extraordinary and illuminating piece of filmmaking from Bennett Miller, a director I’ve not been personally persuaded by before now. In the documentary category, »
- Catherine Bray
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this month. »
Sony clearly has big plans for its Spider-Man franchise, but how will it pan out? Seb looks at what we know, what might happen, and more...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s about time to look forwards once more to what Sony’s Spider-franchise might have in store for us. With ambition far beyond simply producing solo Spider-Man films one after the other, the studio is apparently determined to build an entire franchise out of one set of character rights – it’s a bold stance, but one that will clearly require some creative lateral thinking when it comes to who they manage to make a hero out of.
Let’s take a look, then, at what we know about the future Spidey tie-ins, and for good measure what we can speculate about endlessly...
What’s definitely happening
A few months ago, »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Sony - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Marc Webb Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper. Full cast + crew The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is certainly the biggest punching bag of this year's superhero movies. It's silly, it's simple and it's glossy. And while I'd never argue that it's better than Captain America 2 or even X-Men: Days of Future Past, it's an acceptable, occasionally exceptional, overall enjoyable comic book movie that isn't afraid to be absurd. There's a reason younger crowds will embrace this more than adults, because it is indeed that much closer to a Saturday-morning-cartoon vibe, but for the grown-ups out there, there...
- Peter Hall
Just when we thought we had seen the hottest Als ice bucket challenges that Hollywood had to offer, Eddie Redmayne and Jamie Dornan gave us a double dose of their challenges. The two handsome Brits came together with the Mnd Association to do the challenge together, with Eddie nominating Jamie, who, in turn, threw a bucket of water at Eddie and nominated Andrew Garfield, who was also nominated by Emma Stone. Watch the wet t-shirt result above, and don't forget to check out the best ice bucket challenges that have taken place so far! »
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