Zendaya will play the first black Mary Jane Watson in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
August 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm
Fam, Zendaya’s role in Spider-Man: Homecoming has been under wraps since she was announced as part of the cast. We’ve been wondering, and we’ve been waiting, but apparently that wait may in fact be over.
The Wrap reports that the actress will play the character Mary Jane Watson, literally the most important Spider-Man character that isn’t Peter Parker. Mary Jane’s history in the Marvel universe is almost as long as Spidey’s himself. The character has been a friend, love interest and even a hero with powers in alternate versions of the comics.
Zendaya would be the very first black Mary Jane Watson in the history of Spider-Man. This is monumental, fam. This is a huge progressive step forward for the Marvel Cinematic universe and it’s worth celebrating. Now, if we could only some get a black women lead characters saving the day, that would make the cypher complete. Several confirmations have been refuted by MCU and DC film directors in recent history, so we’ll have to wait and see if this one gets walked back or not. But for now, it’s lit.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters July 7, 2017.
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