Donald Glover is attached to star in and produce a movie based on Spider-Man villain Hypno-Hustler, based on Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters.
Michael Murphy, the son of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, is attached to write the script.
Hypno-Hustler is a rather villain who first appeared in 1978’s “Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man” #24, and was created by Bill Mantlo and artist Frank Springer. The character’s unmasked name is Antoine Desloin, and he is the lead singer of the Mercy Killers. Hypno-Hustler uses hypnosis equipment in his instruments to rob the audience. In the comics, Spider-Man was able to defeat Hypno-Hustler by removing his headphones, causing him to become a victim of his own hypnosis.
The character’s reputation aligns with how corny he sounds; he often ends up on many lists as one of the worst Spider-Man villains.
Glover has a history with Spider-Man as fans wanted him cast in 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” which ultimately went to Andrew Garfield. Glover did end up voicing Miles Morales in Disney’s “Ultimate Spider-Man.” The “Atlanta” mutlihyphenate also had a small part in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” where it was later revealed in a deleted scene that Glover’s character in the movie was actually Miles Morales’ uncle.