Hold on, everyone! The rumors you may have heard about Zendaya’s role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film might not be true.
The actress told The Hollywood Reporter, “People are going to react over anything. But nothing [about who she is playing] is fact. It’s like, you guys are just making shit up at this point and then reacting to it. Whenever we were on set, one of us gets some random character name [on the call sheet]. [Bloggers were] like, “Oh they must be so and so.” And we just crack up about it, because it’s like, “Whatever you want to think. You’ll find out.” It’s funny to watch the guessing game.”
Rumors have been going around that the K.C. Undercover actress is set to play Mary Jane or a version of Mary Jane, the iconic love interest of Spider-Man, aka Peter Parker. Currently, IMDB lists her role as Michelle.
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Following speculation that Zendaya might be playing Mary Jane, tons of misogynist and racist trolls took to Twitter to express their disdain over the decision.
She responded: “Of course there’s going to be outrage over that because for some reason some people just aren’t ready. I’m like, ‘I don’t know what America you live in, but from what I see when I walk outside my streets of New York right now, I see lots of diversity and I see the real world and it’s beautiful, and that’s what should be reflected and that’s what is reflected so you’re just going to have to get over it.'”
But for Spider-Man fans who are interested, Zendaya did confirm that her character is not romantically involved with Peter Parker. The film is due out next summer.