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Zendaya to Play Mary Jane Watson in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Zendaya to Play Mary Jane Watson in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Zendaya‘s character in the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Homecoming has been revealed to be Mary Jane Watson, according to The Wrap.

While the 19-year-old actress was previously announced to be the female lead in the upcoming Marvel reboot, her character has never been officially confirmed.

Mary Jane Watson is the character played by Kirsten Dunst in the first Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as the title superhero.

Shailene Woodley had filmed scenes as the character for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opposite Andrew Garfield, but her role was cut from the film.

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  • Anastatia Bagans

    So when are we going to see a white black planther? I’m waiting.

  • VanityInsecurity

    the entire cast is completely diverse except for Spiderman per the clause by Stan Lee. I couldn’t care less about yet another spiderman film but yeah tired of the agenda pushing casting choices.

  • lala mood

    Im fine with that but can they at least make her a red head?

  • John Dow

    And yet another Spider man will fail again.

  • Gina

    Watch the haters come out to play.

  • Just Saying

    People complaining, guess what, there is no way the movie will fail because is Marvel, so feel free to boycott… You all need to stop acting as if Kristen Dunst was a great MJ btw.

  • Ulysses Joyce

    I will not judge the film with the casting choice but it seems silly they doing this because it agin trying to push a narative so you can be diverse.

    She was never black in the Comics so why now,The only time it work was with the Samuel l Jackson Nick Flurey since in the ultimate comics he is black.

    So I understand why people will think it will fail.

  • Lucas

    If Marvel finally wants to make a Spider-Man movie work they need to stop straying from the source material….MJ isn’t even his first love interest, it’s Gwen Stacy. I get they might not have wanted to use her since they used Gwen in the last films but still…I think MJ should be around in his high school but not become a significant character until later in the movies like it was in the comics. I really hope this is false information.

  • Roscoe

    The hypocrisy is rich with this one. I don’t want to hear another peep from this sad sack about “appropriation” again. As a matter of fact, she should apologize smh.

  • Dee

    is she not white enough for the role?

  • Dee

    same people complaining about her playing mj are the ones who didnt understand why people complained about zoe playing nina simmone. weird.

  • BlubberNugget

    She annoys the hell outta me. This casting REALLY sucks!

  • Brink

    There are some fairly accomplished actors in this cast. If they are going for more than the tween demographic I would not think kiddie movies like Zapped and Frenemies and some little Disney show would qualify Zendaya for a leading role in what I assume is a very high budget film.

  • Anna

    “If Marvel finally wants to make a Spider-Man movie work they need to stop straying from the source material”
    This will be Marvel’s first time taking on Spiderman. All the other films were done by Sony. I’ve seen Spiderman in Civil War, and Marvel nailed it. Spiderman is their golden character, they won’t fuck him up.

    “MJ isn’t even his first love interest, it’s Gwen Stacy.”
    That doesn’t matter. His love interest is Mary Jane and has always been Mary Jane. Gwen Stacy was his first, but it quickly moved on from there. He hasn’t been with Gwen in the comics for decades. Mary Jane and Spiderman are that of equal to Clark Kent and Lois Lane. They have always been the superhero power couple.

    “I get they might not have wanted to use her since they used Gwen in the last films but still”
    Gwen doesn’t makes it. She dies, why would they put her in there again just to kill her off? His love interest is MJ.

  • Anna

    I was hoping for a cute redhead with a big busts nice curves like how it’s in the comics but I like Zendaya, so I’m not even mad. I think she’s going to be great. I’m real excited for this film, especially since Marvel did an amazing job with Spidey in Civil War.

  • Lucas

    Marvel may not have had a big hand in making the first movies, but I won’t argue about the rest because it’s just a matter of opinion. And I may have made it sound like I don’t think the movies will work but honest to God I hope they are successful because I’ve been waiting so long for a Spider-Man series to work.

  • PHRASING!

    evidently because black people are more versatile. if both her and naomi campbell are black then you have a huge range of looks and shades to choose from and in capitalism, everything is better when there’s more choice

  • PHRASING!

    lol, i guess you weren’t around when Avengers II a.k.a. Captain America: Civil War Premiered

  • PHRASING!

    to answer your question, you’ll have to define planther.

  • PHRASING!

    sounds like you should be on pornhub

  • PHRASING!

    Sad!

  • Anna

    Nah, it’s nothing sexual. I just want someone close to my body type. Mary Jane is busty in the comics and they got someone real skinny and model-esque to play her instead. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but there’s barely any busty females in Hollywood. They did get Hayley Atwell who played Agent Carter, which was nice change to see.

  • Anna

    Nah, it’s nothing sexual. I just want someone close to my body type. Mary Jane is busty in the comics and they got someone real skinny and model-esque to play her instead. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but there’s barely any busty females in Hollywood. They did get Hayley Atwell who played Agent Carter, which was nice change to see.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Why the hell would her boobs be so important? Wtf?

  • Anna

    People want to see others like themselves represented in films. That’s why some people were upset when Brie Larson was cast instead of someone that’s more muscular and toned to play Captain Marvel. That’s why people always complain about body types and minorities in the film industry. They want variety. Most female actresses are over 5’5 and don’t have many curves. The whole model-esque body type is prefered. Again, not that there’s anything wrong with a gorgeous tall woman, but it would be nice it they switched it up a bit.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    There’s plenty of different representations. I can easily name 10 women right now making movies that don’t look like models. I don’t get why appearance matter so much to you women, you unconsciously regergitate this message that our appearence matters above all else. What does that have to do with how well you act? Every girl in comic books looks the same. They’re all busty. You keep the problem going just because you want to see somebody that looks like you so you can feel good about yourself.

  • Anna

    “I don’t get why appearance matter so much to you women”
    It’s because deep down we’re all insecure.