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Zendaya to Play Spider-Man’s Love Interest

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After announcing Disney channel star Zendaya Coleman would be joining the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, we now know what part she’ll play.

The singer and actress will assume the iconic role of Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s long-time love interest, according to The Wrap. The relaunched franchise will center on a teenage Parker as he navigates high school and fights crime.

Once the word of Coleman’s casting hit the web, Twitter users celebrated the news.

https://twitter.com/ira/status/766425151558647808

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Of course, not everyone was happy. Some folks were salty Zendaya–a biracial woman who identifies as Black–would be taking on the role once held by Kirsten Dunst.

https://twitter.com/keksec__org/status/766439989341216769

Umm….nawl.

While the 19-year-old actress may be a different kind of choice for some, her outspoken, fearless nature makes her a natural fit for a superhero film.

Despite the haters, we’re here for Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson.

It’s lit!

Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine, Garcelle Beauvais, and Beasts of No Nation breakout star, Abraham Attah. It swings into theaters July 2017.