Atlanta star Donald Glover is set to star as Spider-Man
villain Hypno-Hustler in a film that he will be producing for Sony Pictures.
Sony has been trying to build a movie universe that revolves around many of
Spider-Man’s villains, including Morbius, Venom, Kraven the Hunter, and El
Muerto. So far, the universe has been a mixed bag with Venom receiving praises
from audiences, while Morbius was a box office flop that earned widespread

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming
movie based on Sony’s Spider-Man universe will be Hypno-Hustler, with Glover set
to star in and produce. Earlier, Glover appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming as
Aaron Davis, the uncle of fellow Spider-Man Miles Morales. He also dubbed Miles
Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man. This will be his first major live-action role
within the Spider-Man universe.

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Myles Murphy, son of veteran actor and comic Eddie Murphy,
is attached to write the currently untitled project. Created by Rocket Racoon
fame Bill Mantlo, Hypno-Hustler, whose real name is Antoine Delsoin, is the
leader of a band called the Mercy Killers and used hypnosis technology in his
musical instruments on his audience to rob them. The character was a product of
the disco music scene when he first appeared in the comic book Peter Parker,
the Spectacular Spider-Man No. 24 in 1978.

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As per the report, Glover was attracted to the musical
aspect of the character and the fact that he has less Marvel canon baggage,
freeing him to greater interpretations.

Glover’s name has circled several Spider-Man projects over
the years, including a fan-casting for him as Miles Morales in The Amazing
Spider-Man, which eventually saw Andrew Garfield play the web-slinger.

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Sony Pictures, which owns the film rights to Spider-Man and
related characters, has a whole list of films based on not only villains but
also heroes that make up the Spider-Man family. With movies such as Venom and
Morbius under progress, the studio has Kraven the Hunter set for an October 6,
2023 release. Hero projects in development include Madame Web and Spider-Woman.