Some Spider-Man fans are saying if white actors can play roles of Black, Hispanic and Asian characters, no one should argue with a Black man playing Peter Parker.

For the past seven years actor Tobey Maguire played the superhero created 48-year-ago in three installments of the popular movie version, now fans have taken to Twitter showing their support of a different kind of Peter Parker–or rather, a brotha.

26-year-old actor Donald Glover known for his work on the NBC show “Community” and his widely popular comedy sketch series “Derrick Comedy” on YouTube is the subject of a large debate on if he should play the next Spider-Man.

For months Glover has been an off and on Twitter trending topic #donald4spiderman in which a huge following generated. The trend was started in the beginning to see how far social networking could carry the message, now it’s caught the attention of “Ultimate Spider-Man” writer Brian Bendis and even the original comic co-creator Stan Lee who have both gone on record supporting an audition for the actor.

According to MTV, the buzzing debate has turned racial. Website io9 posted a story “The last think Spider-Man should be is another white guy.” Now everyone is taking sides.

One Glover supporter even photoshopped a photo of the actor as Spider-Man.

Glover tells MTV:

“I haven’t asked or anything like that. It’s very cool that people want me to do it. I work for Sony, I’m a big fan of Spider-Man, I’m glad that people are talking about the new reboot because I think it’s going to be awesome regardless of whether I’m in it or not.”

Who you do think should play the next Spider-Man? Do you think the role should go to someone of color?

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  • Bewitched

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    if my fav superhero is a certain RACE,GENDER,ETC….i want 2 see them portrayed by that CERTAIN RACE,GENDER,ETC…..

    why not just create a BLACK SUPERHERO and have him or her PLAYED by a BLACK PERSON?

    • Faith

      Because the comic industry has FAILED horribly at doing this! There are only like 2 or 3 black comic characters that came out decent, but creators have attempted so many other times and only turned out racist stereotypes.

  • Bewitched

    or if he does play spiderman,I DONT WANT HIM 2 BE PETER PARKER..understand?
    he can be spiderman just not peter

  • dvine

    idk bout that one.. they did a AA honeymooners and it was corny as hellll.. when they start changing the race of characters they change the dynamics of the whole show as well.. the director or writer than tries to add in things they think AA ppl want to see, or how they believe we behave and i don’t like that.. If they make him AA than they need 2 stick 2 the script they’d give a white person..

  • Bewitched

    @dvine,TOTALLY AGREE with you.
    we all know that changing spiderman 2 another race will SUCK and the script will SUCK HARD!

    @Faith,and since thats the case and with all of these black directors and black screen writers,why cant THE BLACK ONES create a black character?

    i just dont get it,its like most of us wait 4 white hollywood 2 create something 4 us and we need 2 stop waiting and create 4 OURSELVES.

    NO I DONT WANT 2 SEE A BLACK SPIDERMAN,JUST LIKE I DONT WANT 2 SEE A WHITE BLADE!
    and NO I DONT WANT 2 SEE A BLACK WONDER WOMAN,JUST LIKE I DONT WANT 2 SEE A WHTE STORM!

  • Jack heath

    The replacement of Toby McGuire and Kirsten Dunce is most likely largely due to the fact Disney bought Marvel and they no longer match the parts as Disney will want them played. Disney as a company is actually incredibly shallow to spite making films targeted at youth. (Or perhaps because of that.) Unlike with Stan Lee, in live action movies their shows exclusively prefer younger actors, cast in serious roles they generally have to be very attractive, and in many cases the depth of the story has to be taken down to a third grade level and then riddled with stale innuendos, “boys vs.girls” type grade school banter, and Corney one-liners stuffed between special effects to keep the interest of the general audience. Think “High-School-Musical 8”. Although many are still calling this Spider man 4 – nothing is set in stone and there is much debate as to whether or not Disney may even just reboot the entire series in their own image.

    Last I read, they were planning on casting Andrew Garfield in place of Toby McGuire…
    http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/07/06/why-we-like-andrew-garfield-for-spider-man/