No, he’s not reprising his role from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Donald Glover is making a return to the Spider-Verse, just as a character that you’ve likely not heard of.
According to THR, Glover is attached to star and produce a feature set in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man universe of Marvel Comics characters as Hypno-Hustler. Myles Murphy, the son of Eddie Murphy, is on board to write the project. It has no title, but is set to revolve around the obscure Spider-Man villain.
This isn’t the first time that Sony has greenlit a Spider-Man film surrounding an obscure character. Earlier this year, they greenlit El Muerto, starring Bad Bunny. El Muerto has only appeared in a slim number of issues. Hypno-Hustler was created by Bill Mantlo and first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #24 in 1978. His real name was Antoine Delsoin, the frontman for a band called Mercy Killers. He used hypnosis technology on stage to rob his audiences.
Hypno-Hustler is not a main Spider-Man villain, but that could aid the interpretation of the character because there isn’t as much fan baggage to pay tribute to. Other details about the interpretation of the character including time periods and connections to the larger universe are unknown at this time.
We’ll keep you updated on this project as it develops.
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