Last year when the search for a new Peter Parker was underway for director Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot, Community star Donald Glover half-jokingly threw his name into contention. This started a firestorm of controversy over whether or not a black actor should play the traditionally white role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man (our story on the matter got almost 200 comments). I loved the idea since I’m not only a huge fan of Glover’s work, but I also thought it would give the unnecessary reboot its own personality. While Glover didn’t get the role, I’m convinced that he’ll be headlining movies within the next five years anyway.
In a recent stand-up bit, Glover chimed in on the controversy. Unsurprisingly, he’s hilarious about it and explains why casting him as Spider-Man wouldn’t be the same thing as casting Michael Cera as Shaft. Hit the jump to check out the bit.