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Zendaya Coleman to play ‘Mary Jane’ in latest Spider-Man film

/ 10:43 AM August 20, 2016

Zendaya Coleman, a Disney Channel teen star, will play Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s love interest in the much-awaited Spider-Man movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

According to reports from entertainment news sites The Wrap and Vulture, the 19-year-old actress will cast alongside Britsh actor Tom Holland, who was selected to portray the young Peter Parker. If confirmed, she will be the first actress African-American to play the iconic role previously played by Kirsten Dunst.

Last March, film studio company Sony Pictures and Marvel named Coleman to play a minor character, Michelle, in the film’s superhero reboot. The film will be produced by Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige.

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Coleman started her acting career as Rocky Blue in the Disney Channel sitcom “Shake It Up” and as K.C. Cooper in “K.C. Undercover.”

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is set to initially rock theaters on July 7, 2017.  Gianna Francesca Catolico

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