Zendaya Addresses Those SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Mary Jane Watson Rumors, Says Fans are "Making S#^t Up"
Remember those rumors about Zendaya playing Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Well, it doesn't sound to me like she's playing that character at all. In fact, she's not even playing a love interest in the story. The young actress recently addressed those rumors in an interview with THR, and she completely debunked them:
"People are going to react over anything. But nothing [about my role] is fact. It’s like, you guys are just making s#^t up at this point and then reacting to it. Whenever we were on set, one of us gets some random character name [on the call sheet]. [Bloggers were] like, 'Oh they must be so and so.' And we just crack up about it, because it’s like, 'Whatever you want to think. You’ll find out.' It’s funny to watch the guessing game."
So unless she's trying to throw us off the scent, I seriously doubt she will be playing Mary Jane Watson. I think there's a good chance that Watson won't even be in the film. She described her character and it doesn't sound like Watson at all.
"My character is not romantic. My character is like very dry, awkward, intellectual and because she’s so smart, she just feels like she doesn’t need to talk to people, like 'My brain is so far ahead of you that you’re just not really on my level.' So she comes off very weird. But to me, she is very cool because she’s deep. She’s always thinking about something, always reading."
When the rumor first broke regarding Zendaya's character, there were a few things about it that didn't make sense to me. You can read my reasons why in the article I wrote up here.
Sounds to me like this could be a completely different character, and if it is a version of Watson, the character has obviously been completely reimagined. Either way, the character in no way represents the version of Watson in the comics.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.