Zendaya has landed a key role in Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot. The actress and singer has been cast opposite Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei in the superhero movie. Deadline reports that Zendaya will be playing “Michelle”:
Sony and Marvel Studios are beginning to cast up their Spider-Man reboot. I’m told that actress-singer Zendaya has landed a key role in the ensemble they are building around Tom Holland, who’ll play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the film to be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car). She was among the actresses who’ve quietly been testing for roles, and I hear she will play a character named Michelle. Nobody is providing details on whether this is the romantic lead opposite Peter Parker, but it doesn’t sound like it. In the comics, Parker romanced Mary Jane and Gwen.
That film, which is being directed by Jon Watts, is set for release in 2017.