The 33-year-old actor has landed a part in the upcoming superhero flick, with Tom Holland taking on the title character after making his web-slinging debut in Captain America: Civil War. No one knows who Donald will be playing in director Jon Watts‘ feature, and it’s expected to stay that way until nearer the film’s release this summer (17).
“I’m not even allowed to like leave my trailer without a hood on. So that people don’t take pictures. It’s serious, like I’m not allowed to say but it’s a cool character,” he divulged during an interview with Big Boy TV. “Like I’m really excited about that character, I really think this movie is going to be dope. It’s just nice to see a kid playing Spider-Man again.”
On top of the Marvel movie, Donald has two other huge projects in the pipeline – he’ll be voicing Simba in Jon Favreau‘s upcoming remake of The Lion King, with James Earl Jones returning to voice Mufasa, and he’s also landed the part of Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off.
He’ll be playing a younger version of the character made famous by Billy Dee Williams in original Star Wars movies The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, while Alden Ehrenreich will play the title smuggler.
“There’s a lot of pressure when you walk down the street, people are like, ‘Yo I’m excited about that Lando thing’ – I’m excited, it’s a respectful role, it’s really cool iconic role, you couldn’t say no to it,” he mused of the job. “People are excited about it, but I also get to do it in a new way, and I take it really seriously, I’ve been studying everyday!”