According to The Wrap, which has information from two sources with knowledge of the project,
Zendaya will be portraying Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s long-time love Mary Jane Watson in the new film from Marvel Studios and Sony
Pictures Spider-Man Homecoming.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known simply as Zendaya, is an American actress, singer, and dancer. In 2010 she starred in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up as Rocky Blue. Wikipedia
She starred in the Disney Channel shows both Shake It Up! and K.C. Undercover. It is rumored then she will be joining the cast of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture, Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason / Tinkerer, Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz / Shocker, and Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson.
Zendaya’s potential role as MJ is an important part in Peter Parker’s life. Mary Jane Watson is one of the two great loves of Peter Parker, the other being the late Gwen Stacy. But the professional model has been a part of the webslinger’s life for far longer, with the couple getting married and Mary Jane getting pregnant (although the pregnancy ended in a tragic stillbirth). Their marriage was also wiped from reality by Mephisto in the controversial One More Day storyline, although they continue to be a part of each others lives. All this in the comic book world over the last 50 years.
Mary Jane was played by Kirsten Dunst from 2002 to 2007 in the three Spider-Man movies directed by Sam Raimi. Zendaya is a beautiful girl and will fulfill the knockout girl friend of Spider-Man nicely, I am sure. We still don’t know what the story will be yet but we are told it will be centered around the trials and tribulations of a young teenaged high schooler who sidelines at being Spider-Man and fighting the likes of Vulture, Tinkerer, and Shocker in the same story.
It is great to see the cast and facts about the movie take shape finally. It
is less than a year away Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.
The reboot of Spider-Man is something I will not miss, with his great preview
in Captain America: Civil War it will be received well I am sure. There is a good chance Marvel and Sony working together will produce something special. See you at the movies. 🙂 Walt