Four whole years ago Community fans started an internet campaign to get Donald Glover, one of the show’s stars, cast as Spider-Man for Sony and Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot Amazing Spider-Man. I think it is fairly obvious after seeing both the first film and Amazing Spider-Man 2 that the #donald4spiderman social media campaign failed and Andrew Garfield was instead cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Donald Glover didn’t exactly lose out that much though, he ended up as the source of inspiration for Brian Michael Bendis and Sarah Pichelli to create Miles Morales, who is now synonymous with Spider-Man and the campaign eventually led to Childish Gambino getting stunt-cast as Miles Morales for the third season of Disney’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. So you could say that things turned out pretty good for everyone involved.
But what if I told you that Donald Glover was in the first Amazing Spider-Man film all along. That’s right Troy Barnes had a starring role in Amazing Spider-Man and after all this time Glover’s cameo Easter egg has finally been spotted (thanks to Reddit) during a particular scene in Peter Parker’s bedroom. Glover told MTV
“I was pretty aware of the Easter egg that Marc Webb put in there because he asked me—I guess when they were filming it—if it was ok to do it.” Glover said. “I was like ‘Sure.’ For some reason, I didn’t think they needed to ask my permission, but I guess they did. So there’s some stuff in Spider-Man’s bedroom that’s reflective of his musical or television taste.”
That’s right folks, somewhere in that picture is Donald Glover’s Troy Barnes, did you manage to spot him? If not don’t worry I’m about to make it a whole lot easier to spot the Easter egg. Look at the bottom left-hand corner of the picture and you will see one of the promotional images from Community of Troy Barnes himself. Here’s a zoomed in image of the picture with the original next to it.
Did you guys spot it?
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