Rumor Has It Zendaya Will Be in the New Spiderman Movie
Disney Channel actress-singer Zendaya is reportedly heading to the big screen with a new role as character in an upcoming Spiderman remake.Â People are calling it a lead and a “key role” but based on the facts itâ€™s unclear how big the role will actually be. Either way though, this is awesome news for Zendaya.
Deadline reported the scoop, divulging that the Sony/Marvel project is to be directed by Jon Watts, and will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Zendaya is set to play a character named Michelle. The comic book romance has always centered mainly around Mary-Jane, but there actually is a character with the same name as Zendaya’s character in the stories, a Michele (different spelling) who Peter Parker has a one night stand with.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit tweeted thatÂ the studio is looking to include more diverse stars in their films â€” which, it’s about time. So far, all other cast and crew members announced are white.Â
Sources tell me that Marvel/Sony has been looking to go heavily non-white with the SPIDER-MAN supporting cast.
â€” Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) March 7, 2016
Zendaya, 19, has been making waves recently for somehow looking good with a mullet, joining CoverGirl as a brand ambassador, and dropping “Something New,” a track that samples TLC’s “Creep” and has us pumped for her upcoming album. The buzzing popstar has been in the spotlight for a while, but it’s nice to see her step into a role outside of Disney Channel shows and tabloids.