Marvel Announces Who Will Play Mary Jane in the Upcoming Spider-Man Film

Exciting news for Marvel comic fans!

Earlier this year, we found out Sony will be rebooting a new Spider-Man film, focusing on Peter Parker’s teen life.

In April, the role of Spidey was announced through another super-hero film.

British actor, Tom Holland, made his Spider-Man debut in the latest Captain America film, “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Tom Holland attends the premiere for “Captain America:Civil War” in April. Photo Source: GETTY IMAGES. 
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Tom Holland plays Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War,” making his Spidey debut to the world. Photo Source: Marvel Studios. 

Since then, fans have been waiting patiently for Sony to reveal who will play Peter Parker’s long-time love interest, Mary Jane Watson.

And that announcement has finally come.

According to TheWrap, Disney star Zendaya is set to play opposite of Holland as the teenage Mary Jane.

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Zendaya is known for starring in multiple Disney shows including, “Shake It Up” and “K.C. Undercover,” and also her music career. Photo Source: GETTY IMAGES. 

The 19-year-old has been apart of the project since March when it was revealed she would be playing a “key role” in a character named Michelle.

But it is not unusual for super-hero films to use pseudonyms since they are so secretive (Think Marion Cotillard in “The Dark Knight Rises”).

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Zendaya is set to play Mary Jane, one of the most iconic roles in the film series, following the steps of Kirsten Dunst who played MJ for 5 years. Photo Source:  http://modelistemagazine.com. 

But nothing else was revealed, leaving fans wondering if this was just a cover up for something bigger.

Both Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have declined to comment about the casting announcement.

Sony, Marvel and director Jon Watts’ are all trying to make one thing clear though, this reboot will be entirely different from Sam Raimi’s 2002-07 trilogy since they will focus more on the teenage life of Peter Parker.

The cast also includes Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is set to release on July 7, 2017.

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Photo Source: Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.
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