People Magazine has learned Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland and Zendaya are dating in real life.
According to the source, the pair began seeing each other during the production of the Spider-Man film and have maintained a private relationship until now. While Holland and Zendaya have kept their relationship out of the spotlight, the two are spending as much time with one another as possible and have gone on vacations together.
An insider added, “They’re both really ambitious and they challenge each other — but, most importantly, they make each other crack up. They seem to have a really similar sense of humor and love joking around together. They have great banter back and forth.”
While the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming teased a future romance between Peter and Zendaya’s character Michelle who was revealed to have the nickname MJ — although Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige assured she is not the Mary Jane Watson known to fans — Holland and Zendaya continue the tradition of Spider-Man co-star’s being romantically involved. Stars of the first iteration of the franchise, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst who played Peter Parker and Mary Jane respectively began during the production of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002. Andrew Garfield who swung in as Spidey in 2012 in The Amazing Spider-Man reboot began dating Gwen Stacy actress Emma Stone after the two met during a screen test for the film.
The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official synopsis:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is now playing.
8 Greatest Moments In Spider-Man’s Cinematic History
Spider-Man: Homecoming was just released in theaters this past weekend. It is the first Spider-Man film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Tom Holland being the latest actor to tackle the iconic character, but certainly not the first one to do so.
The wall-crawler has appeared on the big screen since Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film in 2002. With the different iterations of the superhero there have been several iconic scenes and moments. They all have shaped the cultural landscape to how people perceive the character.
The moments in these films are varied in tone and style, but they are all great in their own ways. Click “next” to see our picks for the 8 best.