Donald Glover cameo scrapped from Spider-Man: Far from Home, screenwriters confirm

Glover previously cameoed in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming

Adam White
Monday 15 July 2019 08:32
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Donald Glover was initially pegged to return to the Spider-Man universe in the recent sequel Far from Home, until his cameo was nixed during the scripting stages.

Glover portrayed petty criminal Aaron Davis in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, who in comics lore is the uncle of Miles Morales, a different version of Spider-Man and the hero of 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And according to screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, they had intended to bring him back for Far from Home, until realising the predominantly Europe-set movie needed to get out of New York as speedily as possible.

“Other considerations come in,” McKenna told the Hollywood Reporter. “We went down that road a little bit, then the movie really spent such little time in Queens and gets to Europe pretty quickly. Some ideas you just have to give up.”

Added Sommers, “That’s really what it came down to. We loved that character and we wanted to do it, but we just wanted to get out of New York and get on the trip as soon as possible. There were several things we would have loved to do in New York before he left, but we just didn’t have time.”

Regardless of his absence, Glover has had a long relationship with the Spider-Man universe, having actively campaigned to play Peter Parker when the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man series was still in development, and voiced Miles Morales in the Ultimate Spider-Man television series.

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