Donald Glover to Star in Movie Based on Spider-Man Villain Hypno-Hustler

LOS ANGELES - MAR 27: Donald Glover at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

Donald Glover is returning to the Spider-Man universe.

The actor and musician is set to star in and produce a new movie based on Spider-Man comics villain Hypno-Hustler.

The untitled Sony Pictures film is being written by Myles Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s son, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Hypno-Hustler (Credit: Marvel)
Hypno-Hustler (Credit: Marvel)

In the comics, the lesser-known Hypno-Hustler also goes by the name Antoine Desloin, and leads a band called the Mercy Killers. He uses his guitar to hypnotize the audience and rob them. His boots can also emit knockout gas on demand.

Glover made a cameo in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming where he played criminal Aaron Davis alongside Tom Holland’s version of the web-slinging hero. He also voiced character Miles Morales in 2015’s Ultimate Spider-Man.

Earlier this week, Glover received a Golden Globe nomination for his work in FX series Atlanta.

The Emmy winner also sings and raps under the stage name Childish Gambino.