Following speculation that Zendaya’s character in the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' film is actually Mary Jane Watson - Marvel’s boss Kevin Feige has issued a statement denying these rumours.
He said: “We never even looked at it as a big reveal necessarily, but more of just a fun homage to his past adventures and his past love. She’s not Mary Jane Watson. She never was Mary Jane Watson. She was always this new high school character, Michelle, who we know there’s an “M” in Michelle and an “M” in Mary.”
“So we’re so clever and we thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be neat if her initials were MJ?’ And then I think it leaked that she would be playing MJ and then it became a whole headache for Zendaya to have to navigate. It was never a big, ‘Oh my God, it’s a big reveal!’ There are big reveals in the movie. That’s not one of them.'”
The head of Sony, Amy Pascal, also confirmed the above, saying: “She is not going to end as being Mary Jane Watson.”
In other news, watch Zendaya dramatically read the ‘Spider-Man’ theme song below…