Friday, June 25, 2010

Donald Glover "floored" by Spiderman support

Donald Glover sits down with MTV to discuss the overwhelming support he has received on his bid for the role of Spider Man.

MTV reports:
MTV News: Are you surprised by the "Spider-Man" support and how it blew up?
Donald Glover: I was floored. I was really floored. It literally started like, "Who doesn't want to play Spider-Man? That would be cool." The amount of support and people e-mailing me, calling me — I think that's really cool that people have that much faith in me. ... That's crazy that people were like, "Yeah, that guy would make a good Peter Parker." I think that's pretty cool, and I'm happy. It did come out of nowhere. I was very flattered.
MTV: The support has been coming not only from fans, but from people like Stan Lee and "Ultimate Spider-Man" author Brian Michael Bendis.
Glover: I was very surprised but also humbled. They didn't have to do that. Everybody could have been like, "I want to be Spider-Man." If you had gone back in time and told 8-year-old me that one day Stan Lee is going to call you a fine actor, I'd probably jump out a window. It's pretty cool. I'm wondering what he saw when he was like, "That guy's a fine actor."
MTV: Did you grow up a comics fan?
Glover: I was really into comic books as a kid. I used to make comic books when I was in first grade and sell them for a penny. I got in trouble for it, actually. I was always really into Spider-Man. I love his backstory of feeling responsible for his uncle's death.
MTV: Could all this grassroots support lead to an audition?
Glover: I really don't know. I haven't asked or anything like that. It's not something where I'm knocking on someone's door or anything like that. I think 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. Whatever happens, happens. I'm not vying for it.
MTV: But it's definitely been fun.
Glover: If the biggest thing that comes out of this is two "Spider-Man" fake covers with my face on them, that's way more than I could ever hope for.

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