According to Variety, actor Donald Glover is set to join Sony Pictures’ universe of Marvel characters, as the star and producer of a movie based on the Spider-Man villain the Hypno-Hustler.
The obscure Marvel villian, who goes by the name Antoine Desloin, is the lead singer of the Mercy Killers. Hypno-Hustler first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #24 (November 1978), created by Bill Mantlo and Frank Springer.
Donald Glover has been fascinated with the character Spider-Man since a clip of him in an interview went viral over 10 years ago about being a Black Spider-Man.
The project is in its earliest stages, with no script or director, but Myles Murphy (the son of Eddie Murphy) is attached to write the screenplay.