As part of a feature article on Sony and Marvel’s upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” film yesterday for the trades, actress Zendaya revealed that she’s heard all the talk of her playing Peter Parker’s love interest Mary Jane Watson by fans online.
While she won’t talk about the character name, she does deny that her role is a love interest in this film at least. So will Parker get a girlfriend in the film to take to the Homecoming dance? Turns out he might.
LRM reports that Parker’s romantic potential in the film will be Liz Allen, a character played by Laura Harrier. The classic Stan Lee and Steve Ditko comic books featured Peter having a crush on Liz but she was unfortunately dating Flash Thompson. He soon moved on to date Betty Brant.
‘Homecoming’ will also feature actor Tom Holland as parker doing some dancing, and Holland says don’t expect the often derided, ultra-confident Tobey Maguire strutting sequence from “Spider-Man 3” to re-appear here:
“There is a moment where he dances, and it’s so funny. It’s not good dancing. The internet has perceived me as this fantastic dancer. I can still do a couple pirouettes, but I am by no means a proper dancer.”
We’ll see the results of his dancing when the film opens July 21st next year.