Spider-Man: Homecoming's Mary Jane Played by This Actor - Report [UPDATE]

A report says that Zendaya's role in the upcoming Spider-Man movie is Mary Jane.

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[UPDATE] Marvel has returned GameSpot's request for comment, stating the company does not comment on rumors and speculation. The original story follows.

Disney Channel star Zendaya's involvement in next year's Spider-Man: Homecoming has been known for quite a while, though her role has remained a mystery. Now, it sounds like the young actor could appear as Spider-Man love interest Mary Jane Watson, according to TheWrap.

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TheWrap reports that "two individuals with knowledge of the project" reached out to the publication about Zendaya's role. We've contacted Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios for comment and will update this article as we receive more information.

Mary Jane was played by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, which started in 2002. The character did not appear in the latest Amazing Spider-Man movies, instead opting for Spider-Man's original love interest, Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017. It's directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) and, in addition to Zendaya, stars the likes of Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Michael Keaton (Batman), Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny), and Donald Glover (Community).

It was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con that the new Spider-Man movie's villain is The Vulture. Keaton's role is known to be villainous, though it's not confirmed whether or not he will play the flying baddie.

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