Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, is one of the most talented men in show business and now the rapper/actor is adding another notch to his belt. Gambino, who grew up a huge Spider-Man fan, will get to live out a childhood dream as the voice of Miles Morales on the new season of Disney XD’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors.
In 2011, Gambino publicly campaigned to play Spider-Man in a live-action movie on Twitter and, according to USA Today, Spider-Man writer, Brian Michael Bendis, introduced Morales after he saw Gambino’s Twitter campaign and watched the entertainer dressed up in Spider-Man pajamas on the NBC show Community. The opportunity to partake in a Spider-Man show is a dream come true for Gambino, who has signed numerous issues of Miles Morales comics for kids at his shows.
“I never liked Superman that much, because I was like, ‘Yo, this dude can’t die. It’s too easy,” Gambino told USA Today. “Batman is pretty fly. He’s a close second, just because he doesn’t really have powers. He’s just a justice-driven vigilante. Spider-Man is the best because you just don’t know who he is, and he’s funny and he’s poor. I understand Spider-Man a lot on that level. He’s just trying to make it.