Stan Lee Thinks Zendaya Will Be “Wonderful” As Mary Jane

Zendaya Mary Jane Stan Lee

After our founder Umberto Gonzalez broke the news of Zendaya’s mystery role to be Mary Jane last week on The Wrap, the internet went ablaze. Many fans have come out both in for and against this casting decision, but the one who created it all, Stan Lee, is completely for this choice.

In an interview with The Toronto Sun Stan Lee spoke about the reported casting and how Zendaya should be “absolutely wonderful.” So while this is no official confirmation, it’s definitely a recommendation of the highest regard.3

“If she is as good an actress as I hear she is, I think it’ll be absolutely wonderful.”

Zendaya got her start on a variety of Disney Channel shows and was originally reported by Marvel Studios to be playing a mysterious character named “Michelle,” and we now know that was simply a codename. Zendaya will be the second actress to portray the character of Mary Jane on screen after Kirsten Dunst in the original Spider-Man trilogy. Shailene Woodley was also set to play the character in the Amazing Spider-Man series but was later edited out of the film. Zendaya also marks the fist time Mary Jane will be portrayed as a person of color, but looks don’t matter nearly as much as character, and Zendaya fits the character perfectly.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7th, 2017.

Source: CBR

Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.

  • unpaidpundit

    100 out of 100 celebrities will agree that Zendaya will be a wonderful Mary Jane. No celebrity is stupid enough to say anything controversial about race.

  • Origami Rose

    of course he would support it otherwise he would get the backlash.

  • Jake Bucsko

    If he had spoken out against it, you’d see “He created MJ, he knows the character better than anyone, proof they’re just pandering” but since he said she’d be good, “Well of course he HAS to say that”. YAWN

    • Axxell

      I haven’t found Stan Lee to disagree with Marvel too many times, if ever.

  • PeterGriffin

    Can we stop using that stupid photo shopped image of the red hair. That’s not from the movie, nor how she looks in the set photos.