Earlier this year, actors were being added to the Spider-Man: Homecoming cast like there was no tomorrow. In the deluge of casting announcements, however, one common thread stood out: the roles were mostly unknown. According to a new report by The Wrap, however, female lead Zendaya’s part might finally be revealed. As always, if you don’t want to read a potential spoiler for the film, it’s in your best interests to stop reading now.
Previously, we knew that the actress would be portraying a girl named Michelle, one of Peter’s classmates. At Comic-Con this year, Zendaya referred to the character as “bookish”, “very intellectual”, and “kinda weird”, but did not offer up anything else about her character’s identity. But according to The Wrap‘s report, said identity may be someone we’ve known all along: sources state that in a recent draft of the script, the character hints that she’s really Mary Jane Watson.
Mary Jane may be known as a friend and love interest of Peter Parker, but it’s not yet clear what capacity the character will serve in Homecoming. The character was last seen onscreen portrayed by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi’s Tobey Maguire-fronted Spidey trilogy. Sony and Marvel unsurprisingly did not comment on the report.
Other school-age characters in the film include Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, and Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson.