Marvel has always been famous for keeping its movies’ plot points and casting details under wraps. This clandestineness is especially seen in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” a film in which Tom Holland plays the web slinging superhero. However, at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, Marvel finally confirmed the cast of the movie which includes Disney star Zendaya Coleman, Robert Downey, Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover and Tony Revolori, among others.
Spidey fans have been guessing for a long time whether Zendaya will play Peter Parker’s love interest in high school in the upcoming film. All that is known about her character so far is that she is named Michelle. However, new information has surfaced that suggests the actress will play Parker’s long-time love interest.
Zendaya will be playing Mary Jane Watson’s role in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” according to The Wrap. The publication reports that at least one recent draft of the script drops clues that clearly indicates she will be playing one of the most popular love interests of the web crawler. The same role was played by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi’s trilogy.
Meanwhile, Holland spent time with several children at the Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta on Thursday. The Spiderman portrayer shared a photo of him hanging out with a young child on Instagram. The photo was captioned, “Meeting you all today was such a wonderful experience and you’re all such little inspirations. We’re proud of you and we hope to be back soon and thank you for having us Egleston Children’s Hospital.”
Holland is following in the footsteps of other Marvel actors such as Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans and Chris Pratt who also made visits to children’s hospitals, Entertainment Weekly reports.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits theatres next summer, on July 7, 2017.