By way of the fine folks over at Deadline, we’ve learned that the stunning musician/model and Dancing with the Stars cast member has signed on the play the role of a lead character named Michelle (perhaps an alias or pseudonym for Mary Jane?) alongside Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in the Marvel reboot of Spider-Man.
This bit of news comes with word from Borys Kit of the Hollywood Reporter, who earlier today on Twitter stated;
An interesting bit of news indeed for this third take on the Spider-Man franchise, if the rumor is to be believed. Though primarily a musician, Zendaya isn’t exactly green in the world of acting. Her television credits include K.C. Undercover, Zapped and a guest role on the Anthony Anderson-led comedy-drama Black-ish.
Holland will make his debut as the web-head himself in Captain America: Civil War, where he will join Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with a host of other MCU characters when the film is released on May 6, 2016. After which, Holland will go about spinning his own webs in his solo film with (thus far) Zendaya and Marisa Tomei, who will be playing Aunt May.
A co-production between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, Spider-Man is slated for release in theaters and IMAX on July 7, 2017.
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