We all know and love Donald Glover for kicking musical ass as rapper Childish Gambino or kicking comedy ass as Community’s Troy (and as himself onstage). So, if you recall, it makes sense that tons of Twitterers would wage a campaign to help Glover score an audition to kick literal ass as the new Spider-Man. Sadly, the role went to Andrew Garfield. But the legend was born.
As an inside joke to fans, Glover appeared on the season premiere of Community donning (pun totally intended) Spider-Man pajamas. The get-up also caught the eye of comic-book writer Brian Michael Bendis, too, who was thrilled with Glover’s look. Coincidentally enough, Bendis was in the midst of writing up a brand new Spider-Man to debut in Ultimate Fallout #4 before appearing in a series of his own, entitled Ultimate Spider-Man. And this new hero, named Miles Morales, is inspired in part by Glover’s look – Bendis says he gives Glover “mucho credit” for the way Morales turned out, according to a report in USA Today. Ultimate Fallout #4 hits the stands this Wednesday, but you’ll have to wait until September to get your hands on Ultimate Spider-Man.