Spoilers regarding Zendaya’s role below.
According to direct Jon Watts, while doing press for the film at Comic-Con, Zendaya was playing Michelle. Many thought that meant she was playing Michelle Gonzales, defense attorney and sister of Vin Gonzales. Vin was Peter’s roommate and NYPD officer, who got sent to prison.
Now The Wrap is reporting that she’s actually playing Peter’s iconic love interest, Mary Jane Watson.
There’s no other information regarding her role. Sony declined to comment, while representatives for Disney and Zendaya did not immediately respond to the Wrap’s request for comment.
As soon as we know more about Zendaya’s Mary Jane, we’ll let you know.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.