Zendaya Is Playing Mary Jane Watson in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
Disney Channel starlet to appear as Peter Parker's love interest in upcoming Sony rebootAugust 19, 2016
Disney Channel starlet Zendaya is playing Peter Parker’s iconic love interest Mary Jane Watson in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ according to TheWrap. The 19-year-old actress and singer stars opposite Tom Holland, who made his Parker/Spider-Man debut earlier this year in Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
As an actress, Zendaya is best known for her Disney Channel shows “Shake It Up!” and “K.C. Undercover.” She has also appeared on ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Dancing With the Stars.” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” however, marks her first starring role in a sure-to-be Summer blockbuster.
The character of Mary Jane was previously portrayed by Kirsten Dunst during the Sony franchise’s Tobey Maguire days. Andrew Garfield took over as the web-slinger in 2012 and was given a new love interest in Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone).
“Homecoming” co-stars Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, and Bokeem Woodbine. Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr., who shared scenes with Holland in “Civil War,” will also return.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.