Animated Miles Morales!

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You read that title right. For awhile now, Miles Morales has appeared in the Spider-Man comics in just about the most awesome suit ever; sleek, black and red, and totally kick-butt! While he’d never joined the ranks of Spider-Men who had appeared on screen, that’s all about to change!

In an upcoming episode of Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales, the half-hispanic, half-black superhero will be webbing his way to your tv screen on Disney XD! There’s even more better news, though. Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, will be voicing the character! Sadly, we may not get to see him for a little while yet, as the season premieres Sunday (9 a.m. ET/PT), and the “Spider-Verse” arc of episodes airs next year. So, yeah. It’s a little while. But the wait will surely be worth it.

You probably know about Donald due to his role in Community as Troy Barnes, but you may also know about his twitter campaign to be cast as Spider-Man (before Andrew Garfield was cast). He’d been advocating to play the roll for a long while, and while his wish wasn’t granted originally, the brilliant rapper and actor got his wish, and will be playing Spidey soon. There’s some more info about the episode, but that ventures into spoiler territory, so we’ll let you wait for it to find out more.

What did Glover have to say on this? In an interview with USA Today, he said, ”I don’t think it’s hit me necessarily yet how big of a deal that is…” Same here, Donald. Same here.  I, for one, have been waiting on this idea since forever. I’m beyond excited and know I’ll be watching the episode as soon as it airs. Will you? Let us know in the comments!