Disney’s Zendaya Is Pegged To Play Mary Jane Watson In Upcoming Spider-Man Flick

Rumours are emerging online regarding Disney’s Zendaya coming on board in the upcoming Marvel superhero movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring as Mary Jane Watson- Spidey’s red-headed love interest.

Zendaya was thought to originally be playing a character named ‘Michelle’ in the newest edition of the Spider-Man trilogy, but sources have confirmed the 19 year old will in fact being stepping in to play Mary Jane.

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Although the news has yet to be confirmed by Marvel, the speculation over her exact role in the new flick – playing alongside British babe Tom Holland as a young Peter Parker and Michael Keaton as the Vulture – has become a hot topic over social media.

Mary Jane, who was originally played by Kirsten Dunst throughout the Spider-Man saga since 2002, did not re-emerge in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. Mary Jane will play the role of Peter Parker’s crush during his teenage years.

Marvel Comic writer of The Amazing Spider-Man Dan Slott says Zendaya’s role will be great in the newest addition to the Spider-Man films.

Zendaya, who starred alongside Bella Thorne as ‘Rocky Blue’ in Disney’s Shake It Up! from 2010-2013 has since landed the lead role as K.C Cooper in K.C Undercover on the Disney channel.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit cinemas in July 2017.

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