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Zendaya to play leading lady in Spider-Man: Homecoming but is she Mary Jane?

Zendaya is credited as Michelle, a non-comicbook character who is described as one of the classmates of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.

hollywood Updated: Aug 19, 2016 09:42 IST
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Zendaya is credited as Michelle, a non-comicbook character who is described as one of the classmates of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
Zendaya is credited as Michelle, a non-comicbook character who is described as one of the classmates of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Disney star Zendaya Coleman is reportedly set to play leading lady in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Zendaya is credited as Michelle, a non-comicbook character who is described as one of the classmates of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.

According to TheWrap, the Shake It Up star will actually play the long-time love interest of Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson.

Read: Tom Holland’s saying all the right things about Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Sony as well as the representatives for Marvel and the 19-year-old actress haven’t given any comments regarding the reports.

Mary Jane was famously brought to life by Kirsten Dunst in the first Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as the titular hero.

Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire in Spiderman 3.

The character was not included in The Amazing Spider-Man film series, since director Marc Webb wanted to focus on Parker’s relationship with his high school girlfriend, Gwen Stacy.

Read: The first poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been leaked. Check it out here

In the upcoming solo film which is directed by Jon Watts from a script written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein, Holland’s Spider-Man will be back to his high-school roots.

The film also stars Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover, Michael Keaton, Logan Marshall-Green and Martin Starr.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will release on July 7, 2017.

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