Zendaya scores again!
The Disney Channel star and 2015 EBONY Power 100 honoree, will take on the role of Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film.
For those unfamiliar with the character, Mary Jane Watson is the red-headed long-time love interest of Peter Parker (Spider-Man). The multi-talented entertainer landed the gig back in March but it was only teased that she would have a “key role” in the movie.
While she’s receiving much applause for her next move, some folks are stuck on the fact that the FICTIONAL character was once portrayed as a red-headed White girl. A 140-character discussion about it took place on Twitter, Thursday night.
Zendaya as Mary Jane! Undeniably ????
— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) August 19, 2016
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 19, 2016
the idea of Zendaya playing Mary Jane Watson has cleansed my spirit.
— Zeba Blay (@zblay) August 19, 2016
congrats to zendaya, she’s the sexiest mary jane watson in history.
— Ahmed/JadaJulz (@big_business_) August 19, 2016
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