Twitter Reacts to Zendaya's New Movie Role
In March, it was announced that Zendaya would be joining the cast of "Spider-Man: Homecoming," a movie set during Peter Parker's time in high school.
More recently, it was revealed that the Disney channel star will be fulfilling the role of the superhero's well-known love interest – Mary Jane Watson.
While many people have rejoiced that a woman of color is playing Mary Jane, others feel Marvel should keep Mary Jane as the traditional red-headed character.
Check out some of the reactions on Twitter below:
I am so excited that @Zendaya will be playing Mary Jane in Spiderman! Yes!
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) August 19, 2016
Zendaya is the first black woman to star in the Spider-Man series AND she's going to play Mary Jane. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY
— ,, (@riversholland) August 18, 2016
Choke on this, fanboys (and fangirls) complaining that Mary Jane cannot be Black because of the red hair strawman. pic.twitter.com/SmFJDiiFR5
— Wicked Annie (@fangirlsmash) August 19, 2016
— Markell Bailey (@tenorbuds) August 19, 2016
i love Spiderman.@zendaya is a great actress.
Mary Jane is so cool.
please don't be a rumor.
— Jamie Grace (@jamiegraceh) August 19, 2016
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