When it was first reported that she had joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was said that Zendaya would be playing a character named Michelle but no further details were known at the time. This led many to speculate that she would be a version of Michelle Gonzales but it appears that isn’t the case and that name was being used as a pseudonym in order to hide her true role in the film. The Wrap reporter & Heroic Hollywood editor-in-chief Umberto Gonzalez is reporting that the nineteen year old singer & actress will actually be playing Mary Jane Watson in the Jon Watts directed film hitting theaters next summer.
Mary Jane Watson has been a longtime romantic interest for Peter Parker, making her first debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #42 in 1966. She was previously portrayed on the big screen by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Shaliene Woodley in The Amazing Spider-Man series, with the latter’s scenes being cut from the film before release. Based on the footage shown at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it seemed like we could be seeing Laura Harrier’s Liz Allan as a romantic interest for Peter Parker. Well, with this new bit of information, it definitely looks like he’s going to have his hands quite full when it comes to the ladies. Let us know what you think of this bit of news in the comments section below.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to swing into theaters on July 7, 2017.
Source: The Wrap