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Donald Glover cast in new Spider-Man film

Actor/rapper Donald Glover is one step closer to his Spider-Man dreams after landing a role in the upcoming superhero reboot.

The Magic Mike XXL star is in final negotiations to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, in which British actor Tom Holland will play the titular superhero.


Details on Glover's role are being kept under wraps but filming on the movie is scheduled to begin later this month (Jun16).


His part in Spider-Man: Homecoming marks his first on-screen appearance in the film franchise after famously launching an Internet campaign to become the webbed hero in 2010.


Using the hashtag #Donald4SpiderMan, he started a grassroots movement urging Sony bosses to let him audition to become the first black Spider-Man, and fans quickly rallied around the star's plea.


While the part ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, Glover did score a role within the universe by voicing Miles Morales, the half-black, half-Latino version of Peter Parker in the animated TV series Ultimate Spider-Man.


In addition, Glover had a small cameo in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man - a poster of his character from TV comedy Community hung in Peter Parker's bedroom.


Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Marisa Tomei and Zendaya, while Robert Downey, Jr. will appear as Iron Man. The film is slated to hit cinemas in 2017.