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RUMOUR: Zendaya is exactly who we thought she was in Spider-man: Homecoming

August 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We knew in July that Shake It Up! actress Zendaya was cast in Spider-man: Homecoming and, honestly, our first react was that she had to be the new Mary Jane Watson to Tom Holland’s Spidey/Peter Parker.

She’s young, smart and beautiful, so it wasn’t that big of a leap (here).

However, at the time, we were informed: “She will play a character called Michelle, but details beyond that are thin on the ground, however it is unlikely she is a love interest of Peter Parker’s.”

So we figured we were wrong.


“Zendaya will be playing long-time Spider-Man love interest Mary Jane Watson in next summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.”

Now we know this is now filed under rumour but we have to say that this makes a lot of sense to us.

What do you think? Is this rumour on the money?


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….