Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Like Out-of-the-Box Thinking in My Comic Book Movies

Are you following any of the Spider-Man (Spiderman? Spider Man?) casting discussions going on, now that Tobey Maguire is out of the picture? As noted over at io9, there aren't too many great Caucasian choices out there right now. And is there a reason why not to consider an actor of color for the role?

And then a funny thing happened. Ah, the glories of the Internet! In the comments for that io9 post:

Someone named "Rootadoo" suggested that Community actor Donald Glover would be perfect for the part. And then Donald Glover himself found out — and he's been tweeting up a storm. Over Memorial Day Weekend, #Donald4Spiderman was a top 10 trending topic. And then someone created a "Donald Glover 4 Spiderman" Facebook group. And it made the Washington Post and New York magazine, along with the standard coterie of comics sites.

I think Glover would a be a great, fun, and out-of-the-ordinary actor to liven up the franchise. Here's hoping they at least give him an audition! I mean, he already looks awesome in the suit!

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