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SPIDER-MAN (2017): Zendaya Joins As Female Lead


Spider-Man adds Zendaya to it’s cast. The Shake It Up! actress will have an unspecified role in the untitled reboot of the Marvel superhero series.

The role will be one of the biggest parts the actress has played. Known best for her work on Disney Channel programming like K.C. Undercover, Zendaya is now looking at a potentially recurring role in the lucrative Marvel franchise, which is set to continue for any number of years and will bring her to the big screen.

Zendaya will reportedly be playing a character by the name of Michelle, with fans wondering if this could be the same Michelle Gonzales from the comics. Others suspect that she will be Peter Parker’s love interest in the film, taking over the role usually reserved for Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacey. In any case, she will be acting alongside some heavy hitters, like Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.

Deadline reports that she’ll be playing a character named Michelle, but don’t provide any further details. Could this be Michele Gonzales? Will she be the brand new love interest for Parker?

Obviously in the comics that’s usually either Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson – but if they’re looking to shake things up here and give us something completely new, perhaps this Michelle will wind up taking that role. Or, could she actually be playing either Gwen or MJ and Michelle is a fake name to throw people off? Not likely, but you never know.

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Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

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