Zendaya Could Become First Black Woman To Star Opposite Spider-Man
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Zendaya’s role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming has just been announced and it’s major.

According to The Wrap, she has been casted as Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s long-time love interest. If the news holds up – Sony has not yet made an official announcement, nor has the actress celebrated the news on her social media platforms – Zendaya will be the first Black actress to play lead opposite superhero Spider-Man. 

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Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters next summer, July, 7, 2017 and stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man.