The Pro and Con of Donald Glover as Spider-Man
PRO’s: Donald Glover is awesome. He is young. He is a heady mix of funny and nerdy. And as my girlfriend pointed out after a day of facepainting for a car dealership event: race doesn’t matter – all children want their faces painted like Spidey.
CON: I am assuming if you cast an African-American Peter Parker, you’d also want to cast his family as such, too, right? And who is it that teaches Peter, “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”?
It isn’t a deal-breaker, of course. But it does make you wonder if they could work some line about Uncle Ben wanting a rice-cooker for his birthday or something.