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!