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Zendaya Lands 'Spider-Man' Lead Role of Mary Jane Watson

GET IT, GIRL. GET IT!

Score one for former Disney chick Zendaya as she lands the role that has been taken on by Kirsten Dunst in previous installments of Spider-Man, Miss Mary Jane Watson.

This is a major score, as most of the depictions of MJW are Caucasian redheads.

Collider reports that she initially was rumored to be playing the character Michele Gonzales in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but now The Wrap shares that the drafts of the script lead you to believe she's totally set up for MJW, to be the love interest of this version's Peter Parker, Tom Holland.

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This announcement comes on the heels of Marvel announcing that the next character to take up the mantle of Iron Man will be an African American character named Riri Williams in the future comics, solidifying a win for both African Americans and Women in one swoop.

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We need more girl power in the nerd world! Thank you Marvel!

 

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