Signs point to the Disney Channel star Zendaya reprising Peter Parker's high school sweetheart Mary Jane Watson in Sony's "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
No please no for the love of all that is holy don't let this be true. NONONO!
Wow.... You too Marvel?! First Iris West and now Mary Jane... Our cute comic book redheads are going extinct...
Funny isn't it....Marvels casting has been spot on 9 times out of 10, yet the first time they are doing something with Sony it falls apart.
I mean Queens is a diverse place but this is a comic book adaptation and the characters found within the comic are blue prints, it's change for the sake of it.
Lets not forget like Gal Gadot as WW, this is all about eye candy, Zendaya is not a good actress.
Electro (he's Auburn but it's close)
Hollywood hates Gingers/Red Heads
"Zendaya is not a good actress"
Curious. What have you actually seen her in? Marvel is pretty good with casting so I trust them.
When an actor I've not heard of is announced I like to look up their past work
Boy it's not pretty. Basically Disney channel crap
Three cancelled shows she has had
I don't care about all that, I just feel like she's too tall lol
She's like 5'9 - 5'11, they need a taller Spider-man to match.
I don't like her as my MJ but honestly she don't look bad in b red
Gal Gadot looks like WW. And the Wests being black are based on the new 52, the series just copied it.
You can totally tell Sony still has control in this. Molly quinn would have been perfect
First Flash Thompson, from a big buff blonde haired jock guy to a scrawny, small, skinny Indian boy now this
wait...what? flash thompson is a small indian dude now? where was i when that happened?
A few weeks back
Is supposed to be this...
Rumour aswell is that he won't bully him in the physical sense but more intellectually. Him and Peter being rivals with who is smarter.
Tom Holland is 5 foot 6
Tony Revolori is 5 foot 5
The big bad bully who pushes Peter into lockers is smaller then Peter Parker ¬¬
I mean you can't make this shit up if you tried.
Foxtrot is wrong. Tony Revolori, the guy playing Flash Thompson, is Guatemalan, not Indian...
Honestly the flash thompson casting is what bugs me the most. How the hell is someone smaller than Peter Parker supposed to be a bully to him?
Retro you make out like that's better, still not right to play the role regardless
Except Sony doesn't have control. Can't blame Sony for it being fucked up. Far as anyone is aware marvel had as much ir more control over casting choices.
He's not Indian
Sony isn't doing the casting on this, they gave creative control to Disney as that was kind of the point of the deal. Jon Watts has reiterated this. Marvel/Disney have been a social justice pandering mess for a while now in the comics. It was only s matter of time before it bled into the movies. This is on them.
This is still an unsubstantiated rumor. Nothing has been confirmed yet. So hopefully this turns out not to be true. nothing against the actress. But Mary Jane is a red head. That girl wouldn't look natural with red hair.
This would just be a change for the sake of making a change. Not because it improved any aspect of the film.
It's actually been confirmed at this point.
Also Emma Stone isn't a natural red head, she's blonde, yet people assume she is cus she is a red head in everything.
Who confirmed this? I've read the same story on 5 sites and non claim to have anything other than an inside source. So it's still a rumor till marvel says it's not
First off Soldierone, Emma Stone didn't play Mary Jane, She played Gwen Stacy who was Blonde in the Comics and Second off Mary Jane is suppose to be a super model who has Red Hair and is White.
@Justy Pretty sure everyone knows this, and I'm not stupid lol
The point is that she played Gwen, which is a blonde. People got mad because they assumed "oh she's a redhead though!!!" And she isn't. She changed her hairstyle to fit the roles she was given. Zendaya has a photoshopped image of her being a redhead and she actually looks good with red hair.
(Really didn't think I'd have to spell that out.)
can't they just leave things alone? what's wrong with leaving origins and the basis of characters alone?
I just figured she'd be another character in the movie. She is good with fighting scenes and aerobics, so her being MJ seems kind of restrictive. Couldn't care less that she is whatever race, as long as she's a she and they didn't randomly make Peter Parker Gay then who cares.
I think this is false. She's already been cast to play a character by the name of 'Michelle', who is possibly Michelle Gonzalez from the comics that is peter roommate and casual buddy
Get over it, I watch movies for their acting ability.
Mary jane will require no acting ability since shes just a damsel in distress
Guess you people got issues of alternate realities haven't a black versions of characters. You people got issues.
I am not mad at this at all. Even though I have watched since Step it Up and it seems creepy to say this but she is extremely gorgeous.
She's a stick figure, no hip, no ass, no breast (less than A-cups)
She has a cute face, kind of, but she's tall and skinny and it's just not something I find attractive.
Her only positives are: Great smile, funny, can dance.
This, race isn't a problem at all. Mary Jane is supposed to be cute and this girl is that. What is undeniable is the lack of characterization Flash Gordon seems to have. He's a bully, how is that kid a bully? A cyber bully? Terrible casting choice.
I went and read it and it doesn't confirm her to be MJ just that she is a key love interest but that she was cast as a character called Michelle and that neither the actress or the studio confirmed she would be Mary Jane. Honestly though considering how Marvel has been going hard with pushing feminism and SJW agendas I really won't be surprised if she was playing Mary Jane
If true, this is just ridiculous. Bring back Sam Raimi already. The title of this movie still sucks.
whatever happened to "the best person for the job"?
does that only apply if you're white.
or maybe it's not about race, maybe it's just about slavishly needing everything to be exactly the same as the comic.
well you know what?
if you want it exactly the same as the comic, read the fucking comic.
they call these adaptations for a reason.
you know where the word "adaptation comes from?
it comes from biology, and it means to change.
Ok if she gave the best audition then that is understandable. If however they are just making this change just for the sake of change then that is wrong.
I am all for the best actor/actress getting the role which is fair but I don't like forced social engineering.
As a POC it has to be natural/organic as change must come from people themselves, not forced.
These kind of changes about diversity are for the sake of of diversity and nothing else. It has nothing to do with "best" auditions or improving the story or anything at all.
But I want to make it clear that I don't mind. Mary Jane can be anything and nothing would change. Now if this was the new Black-Latino Spider-man, Miles Morales, then this would fundamentally change a lot of things. But then again, after Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield that's another change that I wouldn't have bothered me if it happened. I'm pretty bored with Spider-man by now and its "samey" origin story, behavior and interactions.
You know when people are arguing or moaning on filmwatch when an article has over 10 comments before you even click on it. This now has 37. Nerd rage at its finest lol
Disney at it again!
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