The Wrap is reporting that Zendaya’s role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie will be Peter Parker’s love interest, Mary Jane Watson. Rumors have been flying, since it was announced that Zendaya would be in the film, about which character she would play.
This choice will probably create some controversy, whether it is with die-hard comic book fans or internet bigots, because the character Mary Jane has always been a white girl with bright red hair. This role has previously been played by Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone.
Originally, it was reported that Zendaya would be playing a character called Michelle Gonzalez, who is a different love interest from the Spider-Man universe, but the producers have supposedly changed their mind, and they will be looking to shake up the traditional Spider-Man roles.
The movie is set to come out on July 7th, 2017, and it will star some pretty big names. Tom Holland will reprise his role as Spider-Man from Captain America: Civil War, and he will be joined by Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, and Hannibal Buress to name a few.