From Clutch Magazine:
Some Spider-Man fans are saying if white actors can play roles of black, Hispanic and Asian characters, no one should argue with a black man playing Peter Parker.
For the past seven years actor Tobey Maguire played the superhero created 48-year-ago in three installments of the popular movie version, now fans have taken to Twitter showing their support of a different kind of Peter Parker-or rather, a brotha.
26-year-old actor Donald Glover known for his work on the NBC show “Community” and his widely popular comedy sketch series “Derrick Comedy” on YouTube is the subject of a large debate on if he should play the next Spider-Man.
For months Glover has been an off and on Twitter trending topic #donald4spiderman in which a huge following generated. The trend was started in the beginning to see how far social networking could carry the message, now it’s caught the attention of Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Bendis and even the original comic co-creator Stan Lee who have both gone on record supporting an audition for the actor.
According to MTV, the buzzing debate has turned racial. Website io9 posted a story, “The last thing Spider-Man should be is another white guy”. Now everyone is taking sides.
One Glover supporter even photoshopped a photo of the actor as Spider-Man.
Glover tells MTV:
“I haven’t asked or anything like that. It’s very cool that people want me to do it. I work for Sony, I’m a big fan of Spider-Man, I’m glad that people are talking about the new reboot because I think it’s going to be awesome regardless of whether I’m in it or not.”