There’s been a lot of chatter for months now from credible sources that Zendaya would be playing Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Spider-Man Homecoming. She’s denied this on multiple occasions, but this weekend she shed a little light on the situation in an interview with MTV, saying she’s’ just Michelle.
“My character is 100 percent, Michelle, that’s her name, I promise I’m not lying. She’s definitely a different character,” the actress claimed. “This is a character I can have fun with and just really create what I wanted to make her and the director a lot of really cool ideas about how to make her weird and interesting and cool. She says weird things at the wrong time, but that’s why people like her.”
This pretty much confirms that Zendaya isn’t going to be revealed as MJ in the upcoming reboot and her character is most likely based on Michelle Gonzales, Peter Parker’s roommate and on again/ off again girlfriend in the comics. She hasn’t made a large impact on Spider-Man’s world in the comics so if you don’t remember her, don’t worry.
Spider-Man: Homecoming release date: Jul 7, 2017