Kevin Feige Discusses Zendaya’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Character

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Please be aware that this article contains major spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently spoke with Den of Geek about Zendaya’s future in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. But before he did, he also addressed the little twist at the end, when Michelle becomes captain of the decathlon team and she says that her friends call her “MJ.”

This, of course, alludes to the idea that Zendaya may, in fact, be Mary Jane Watson, as many had previously speculated. However, Feige says that Zendaya’s MJ and Mary Jane Watson are not the same character and it’s just a nod to the character.

“In setting up this will be a very different thing, she’s not Mary Jane Watson, that’s not who the character is. But giving her the initials that remind you of that dynamic certainly is intriguing about what could go forward.”

Zendaya will indeed have more of a presence in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel and will “provide a different dynamic” that will exist between her and Tom Holland’s character.

“Clearly, she says she’s not obsessed with him, she’s just observant. But she’s there. And to have fun with that while at the same time having it be different characters that can provide a different dynamic [is the point].”

Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Laura Harrier, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, and Jon Favreau.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently playing in theaters.

Source: Den of Geek

Spider-Man On The Big Screen: His Films Ranked From Worst to Best

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Spider-Man Films RankedSpider-Man is one of the most popular and iconic characters in comics. His popularity has been far reaching as he still continues to remain a beloved character. With this being said it is no surprise that Peter Parker has made a few appearances on the big screen.

The character’s most recent cinematic endeavors include two appearances in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, with last year’s Captain America: Civil War and his own solo movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • Jacob McMillan

    The Mj reveal whether she is suppose to be this movie’s version of Mary Jane or not was really lame

  • henryducard

    It was like the stupid robin reveal in the dark knight rises.

    • bingeit 45

      and movie will age like tdkr as well, everyone will like at first but will realize how mediocre it was

      • henryducard

        It had the benefit of the last 3 spiderman films being so horrible the bar was really low. To be fair o think Thom Holland is the best spiderman. I just thought everything else about the film was lackluster. I mean they got Michael Keaton and just wasted his role.

  • Darthmanwe

    So we won’t get a Mary Jane, is what I’m reading from this.

    Good job, one of the better written females of Marvel universe is just… gone. Poof.