Donald Glover Set to Star in and Produce New Spider-Man Movie

Donald Glover

It’s official! Donald Glover is set to star in, as well as produce, a new film in the Spider-Man universe.

The new project from Sony and Marvel will focus on the villain Hypno-Hustler. The character, also known as Antoine Delsoin, was created by Bill Mantlo and Frank Springe.

Eddie Murphy’s son, Myles Murphy, is writing the script for the currently untitled flick. And needless to say, the plot details are being kept under wraps. And a director has not yet signed on to the project.

For those that aren’t familiar with Hypno-Hustler, he is one of the lesser-known Spider-Man villains. First appearing in the 1978 comic book series Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man, he is known for fronting a band called the Mercy Killers and uses pieces of hypnotic equipment to rob those at his shows.

Donald Glover Is No Stranger to Spider-Man

Donald Glover,39,  is no stranger to the Spider-Man universe, having previously voiced Miles Morales for Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man as well as Morales’ uncle Aaron Davis in the Tom Holland-fronted Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In fact, fans almost saw Glover in Spider-Man: Far From Home. However, writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers couldn’t make it work with the plot.

“We definitely considered that. We definitely thought, ‘How great it would be to bring back Aaron Davis again?'” McKenna recalled. “Other considerations come in. We went down that road a little bit, then the movie really spent such little time in Queens and gets to Europe pretty quickly. Some ideas you just have to give up.”


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