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Friday, August 19, 2016

Zendaya to appear in Spiderman Movie #HNNShowbiz

Zendaya: Singer Zendaya attends the 12th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in New York.
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Zendaya will be playing long-time Spider-Man love interest Mary Jane Watson in next summer's "Spider-Man: Homecoming," two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Diehard Spidey fans have long speculated about whom the 19-year-old Disney Channel star would portray in Sony's high-profile reboot of the superhero franchise, starring British actor Tom Holland as a teenage Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man.

At least one recent draft of the script has Zendaya's character dropping several clues to her identity as Mary Jane, one of the most familiar love interests in the Marvel superhero's universe -- and played byKirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi's 2002-07 movie trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as the webslinger.

Zendaya, the star of the Disney Channel series "Shake It Up!" and "K.C. Undercover," was cast back in March to play a "key role" as a character named Michelle.

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