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Currently, the official stance is that Zendaya is playing Michelle, a student in Peter Parker’s high school class whom Sony has described as a “key role.” However, this would be a unique choice since there are no major “Michelles” in Spidey mythos while many fans have been curious to see a new version of MJ since Kirsten Dunst played Miss Watson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy in the 2000s. And now, The Wrap has issued a report with some fair amount of confidence.
According to Umberto Gonzalez, two unnamed sources have confirmed that Zendaya will indeed be playing Mary Jane. Apparently, the film will not reveal this initially but “at least one recent draft of the script has Zendaya’s character dropping several clues to her identity as Mary Jane.”
Such pre-release misdirection prior to in-story revelations has been common in recent blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek Into Darkness, Skyfall, and Spectre.
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