Donald Glover is attached to a Sony Pictures production about the Spider-Man villain Hypno-Hustler.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Donald Glover has signed on to star in an upcoming Sony Pictures movie focusing on Hypno-Hustler, a Spider-Man villain who made his first comic book appearance in 1978. Glover is also producing the feature.
The Hypno-Hustler movie is being written by Myles Murphy, the son of Hollywood icon Eddie Murphy. The project does not yet have a title or a director attached.
Hypno-Hustler was created by Bill Mantlo, the writer behind the Guardians of the Galaxy character Rocket Racoon, with artist Frank Springer. He made his debut in the pages of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man, appearing in its twenty-fourth issue.
Donald Glover’s Marvel past
Donald Glover has a long history with Spider-Man. He voiced Miles Morales in the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man before joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. During his brief appearance in Homecoming, Glover played Aaron Davis, the uncle of Miles who was also featured in 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, voiced by Mahershala Ali.
Sony is also working on a number of other Marvel-related projects, focusing on El Muerto, Kraven the Hunter, Madame Web and Spider-Woman. The studio already has Venom, Morbius and Venom: Let There Be Carnage under its belt.
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