Zendaya will be playing long-time Spider-Man love interest Mary Jane Watson in next summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Diehard Spidey fans have long speculated about whom the 19-year-old Disney Channel star would portray in Sony’s high-profile reboot of the superhero franchise, starring British actor Tom Holland as a teenage Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” produced by Produced by Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige, will be released on July 7, 2017.
*And now here we go!
* I think Tumblr is having waaay too much fun smacking theses dummies down, though.
If Tobey Maguire dancing creepily across table tops while rocking out to some emo power ballad couldn’t ruin Spider-man 3 for you but a black Mary Jane can…
…yeah, you might be racist.
*Aaaah! What a lovely Benetton photo. Still, though, if only it were Miles Morales. Well, maybe one day Miles will become the iconic Spiderman for a whole new generation of kids?
*Yeah, this is my aesthetic, at this point…well, at least until I see the trailer.
LIke I know there’s Michonne but no offense, that actress is twice my age. I feel jealous of my cousins who grew up in the 90s and were my age back then because you actually did have more darkskin and brownskin women as love interests. Now it’s just light girls with curly 3c hair and white moms and idk it just makes me angry, tbh. Like Zenadaya is cool but they couldn’t ask Keke Palmer or maybe some undiscovered darkskin actress?
I get what you’re saying. we all know why this is happening and it’s some tired shit.
about zendaya I’m a mix of excited and frustrated? excited ‘cause shit at least we’re getting something but frustrated at the same time ‘cause it’d be nice to see someone as dark as me. or darker than me. and in my age group
‘cause as nice as it is to have danai and lupita among the masses, praise be to god, there’s a bit of a….generational gap? danai’s old enough to be my ma or my cool auntie, and lupita feels like a much older sister lmao. it really would have been nice to see someone dark skinned as mary jane.
but yeah zendaya and tessa and such keep getting picked for these roles ‘cause yeah they’re black but because they’re lightskinned and they don’t have any prominently black features they’re the ‘safe’ kind of black people. still palatable enough for hollywood’s standards. colorism’s a hell of a drug.
you know who else isn’t a fucking redhead?
somehow everyone was able to remember the existence of wigs and hair dye when she was announced
Honestly, if the most iconic thing you can think of about MJs character is that she is a red-head, you need to take a seat.
Comic Tony Stark has blue eyes…
Bruce Banner is tall lanky with straight wispy hair.
Loki sometimes is a woman.
The Maximoff twins are Romani….
The Maximoff twins are Romani….
honestly why are we even talking about this when we have wendy and peter mayomoff, the ancient white, and kung fu kid Rand to deal with
Imagine all the white girls whose heads are exploding because there aren’t any white women Peter’s age in the main cast to ship him with. Imagine all the white girls who are gonna go out of their way to ship Peter with the 19th billed white dude just so they don’t have to ship Peter and Mary Jane now that she’s black 😂😂. I’m living today. I’m living forever.
They’re gonna ship him with someone who’s not even in the movie
it’ll be teenaged darcy lewis, knowing the mcu fandom