The 19-year-old starlet will be playing the role of Michelle in the movie, but it is unclear if she will be Spider-Man’s love interest. In the comics, Spider-Man is highly connected romantically to Gwen and Mary-Jane.
Zendaya reportedly quietly screen tested for the role with a handful of other young starlets.
Marvel has not confirmed the news. We can’t wait to find out more details from Zendaya on the exciting new role!