Taking a shift from the rap world as he often does, Donald Glover will portray Miles Morales, in the Ultimate Spider Man cartoon, where he’ll be starring as the 13 year old web slinger. Airing this Sunday on Disney XD, fans will get a fresh new perspective on Spidey:
The cartoon Miles is very close to the comic-book version: The 13-year-old is still getting used to being a superhero when he meets the dimension-hopping Peter (Drake Bell), who’s trying to stop his old nemesis the Green Goblin from collecting the DNA of various Spider-Men — from Spider-Man Noir to the porcine hero Spider-Ham— for nefarious reasons.
It’s an emotional moment for Miles, though, because in his world, Peter is dead.
If you’re a Donald Glover fan, chances are you were already well aware that he’s made it known he wanted to play Spider-Man in the past. As evident from his Weirdo standup routine:
Watch an exclusive clip from Ultimate Spider-Man below