'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Cast News: Actress Zendaya Insists She Is Not Playing Mary Jane Watson

Vianne BurogNov 30, 2016 10:13 AM EST
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"Spider Man: Homecoming" star Zendaya has once again insisted she's not playing Mary Jane Watson, though she is going to be part of the upcoming film.

"I'm not Mary Jane unfortunately, but I am in the movie which is exciting," she said in her interview with Entertainment Tonight.

The interviewer went on to ask, "Wait, you are not Mary Jane?" to which Zendaya said again, "No."

Rumors about Zendaya playing Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming film have swirled around since the confirmation that the actress would be part of the film. However, Zendaya said she is playing a character named Michelle and not Mary Jane.

"My character's name is Michelle. That's what everybody wants to think. I'm going to let people think whatever they want to think," the actress said with a wink.

Despite Zendaya's admission, some fans still speculate that it is not true, especially since Marvel is known for intentionally using different names during production to mislead fans.

Asked about her thoughts on being part of "Spider Man: Homecoming," Zendaya said, "It's incredible, you know? It's such a huge project to be part of. I mean, who could pick a better thing to be your first movie? Like, I'm speechless. If I could pick a movie it would be 'Spider-Man,' so I got it."

Directed by Jon Watts, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr. The movie is set to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.

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