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SPOILERS: Zendaya's 'Spider-Man Homecoming' Character Michelle is Really [Spoiler]!

SPOILERS: Zendaya's 'Spider-Man Homecoming' Character Michelle is Really [Spoiler]!

SPOILERS AHEAD!

The identity of Zendaya‘s character in Spider-Man: Homecoming has been a much debated issue with the upcoming movie.

At one time she was rumored to be playing Mary Jane Watson, and we even think we heard a rumor about Gwen Stacy, too, but we found out that she was playing a new character named Michelle.

We’ve come to find out though that Michelle just isn’t anyone.

In the junior novelization, which some fans got their hands on, it’s revealed that Michelle’s last name is Toomes.

For those not versed in the comics, villain Vulture’s (played by Michael Keaton in the movie) real name is Arthur Toomes — Michelle is his daughter!

That’s a huge deal!

What this means about Michelle and Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) friendship, we have no idea yet.

We can’t wait to find out when the movie swings into theaters on July 7th.

7 Times Zendaya Used Her Online Platform to Speak Out About Social Issues

7 Times Zendaya Used Her Online Platform to Speak Out About Social Issues

Spiderman: Homecoming actress Zendaya uses her Instagram and Twitter accounts for more than self-promotion. The 20-year-old actress, singer, writer, and dancer (what doesn’t she do?) often takes to these platforms to use her influence to speak out about injustices in the world.

Z joins the ranks of Lauren Jauregui, Rowan Blanchard, and Yara Shahidi as one of the young voices in Hollywood who isn’t afraid to offend people; she’s too busy speaking her truth.

We’ve compiled a handful of times Zendaya used her influential following online to speak out.

When she mourned the death of Jordan Edwards:

"Black boys deserve to grow up too."

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Tom Holland Went Through 5 'Spider-Man' Auditions & This Is How He Found Out He Landed the Role!

Tom Holland Went Through 5 'Spider-Man' Auditions & This Is How He Found Out He Landed the Role!

Tom Holland was interviewed by Zendaya, his Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star, for Interview magazine’s June/July 2017 Rising Stars issue!

The 21-year-old actor spoke about the audition process for the film, finding out how he landed the role, and more. Here’s what he shared…

On the Spider-Man: Homecoming audition: “That process was five months. I did eight auditions. I did five self-tapes, and then a screen test with Robert Downey Jr. and a screen test with Chris Evans. In the screen test with Robert Downey Jr., they brought me into the room and I met him. I was so nervous. In my head, I thought, ‘Wow, you look really weird in person. You don’t look like you do onscreen.’ I found out later that I met his stand-in. I basically got my nerves out on his stand-in and then met him. Then my screen test with Chris Evans was a movement test. I was like, ‘Shall I do a backflip?” And all the Sony guys were like, ‘Can you do a backflip?’ ‘F*ck, yeah. I’ve been sending you videos for the last five months of me doing a backflip. How do you not know this?’”

On finding out he landed the role via Instagram: “The thing that killed me was the waiting. Even after my self-tapes, they would call me up and be like, “We’re going to let you know tomorrow.” Six auditions later, still nothing. On my last audition, they said, “You need to stay in Atlanta because we’ll tell you tomorrow.” So I stayed in Atlanta for about a week because my cousin lives there. With each passing day, there was no phone call. I flew back to London. Five weeks passed. I kept checking my phone every 20 minutes, trying to find something. Eventually, one day I was sitting on my bed with my dog just scrolling through Instagram, and there it was. It said, “Go to our website and check out who the new Spider-Man is.” And I did. It said my name. I went crazy. My poor dog had a fit. I ran downstairs, told my family. My brother, Harry, was like, “No, dude. Sony’s account has been hacked. They’d let you know. They’d call you.” Which is so Harry, by the way. He’s so pessimistic about everything. But Sony had gotten hacked not long before. Then [president of Marvel Studios, and producer on the film] Kevin Feige rang me up, telling me, “I’ve got great news. You’re going to be Spider-Man.” I’m like, “I know, Kevin. It’s on Instagram. I’m 19. Did you really think I wasn’t going to find it?”

On his goals: “The 20-year goal is to be a film director. The 15-year goal is to win an Oscar. The five-year goal is to just keep enjoying myself. I really am having the time of my life. But as far as my future goes, I want to stretch myself as an actor in a way that Jake Gyllenhaal, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Meryl Streep do. I don’t want to be stuck to one character. I think that’s what can happen when you take on a superhero movie. So every conversation I have with my agent is, “What have you got for me? What’s next? Who can I play?”

Stay tuned for all our coverage from the mag – there’s five cover stars including Timothée Chalamet, Bill Skarsgård, Mackenzie Davis, Zazie Beetz, and Tom!

For more from Tom, visit InterviewMagazine.com.

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Zendaya Goes Vintage Chic at the Butterfly Ball

Zendaya Goes Vintage Chic at the Butterfly Ball

Zendaya looks stunning as she arrives on the purple carpet at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on Saturday night (June 3) in Los Angeles.

The 20-year-old actress went 1920s glam in an pearl-detailed black dress while gelling down her hair.

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The Butterfly Ball helps benefit the Chrysalis non-profit organization that helps fun programs and services to help homeless and low-income families find new jobs.

Zendaya‘s upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to premiere on July 7.

10+ pictures inside of Zendaya arriving at the event…

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China Anne McClain Joins Zendaya in the Spy World For 'K.C. Undercover' Season 3

China Anne McClain Joins Zendaya in the Spy World For 'K.C. Undercover' Season 3

China Anne McClain is set on getting rid of the entire Cooper family in the first trailer for K.C. Undercover‘s season three, only on JustJaredJr.com.

In the special one-hour episode, K.C. (Zendaya) and her family of spies, along with her BFF Marisa (Veronica Dunne), are on the run in beautiful Rio de Janeiro with an enemy agent like none before fast on their trail.

China Anne stars as Sheena, the brilliantly fierce, slightly bizarre, enemy agent, and a fave old enemy returns — Zane (Francois Chau)!


“Coopers on the Run” will premiere on Friday, July 7th @ 8PM ET/PT and on Disney Channel App.

Zendaya Leads Her Friends on L.A. Hike

Zendaya Leads Her Friends on L.A. Hike

Zendaya is giving us major workout motivation right now.

The 20-year-old actress/singer was spotted leading a Memorial Day hike with a bunch of her friends on Monday (May 29) in Los Angeles.

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Z went makeup-free and kept it casual in Under Armour leggings and a Jimi Hendrix graphic tee.

After the hike, the group refueled at a nearby restaurant where they grabbed some grub.

When some fans joked “Zendaya ACTUALLY left her house. Rare,” she wrote back, “Both of you shut up” with laughing emojis.

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Disney Channel Declares June 3rd Zendaya Day With Full-Day Marathon - Exclusive Details!

Disney Channel Declares June 3rd Zendaya Day With Full-Day Marathon - Exclusive Details!

Admit it, we’ve all mis-pronounced Zendaya‘s name at least one time in our life.

But now that we know better, Disney Channel is rewarding us with an all-day Zendaya marathon!

All day on June 3rd (next Saturday), it’s ZenDAYa day! The channel will be featuring an all-day marathon of K.C. Undercover episodes and Zapped just for the occasion.

The ZenDAYa event will also include the brand new “A Fans Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming” with Spider-Man: Homecoming with stars Tom Holland and Zendaya.

A special encore presentation of Walk the Prank: K.C. Undercover Edition will also be aired.

Click inside for the full line-up! More Here! »

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Zendaya is Rooting for Team Valmani on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Zendaya is Rooting for Team Valmani on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Normani Kordei and her dance partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy are advancing to the finale episode in Dancing With the Stars along with two other couples — and a lot of people (ourselves included) are rooting for them to take the coveted mirror ball trophy!

Actress Zendaya expressed her support of #TeamValmani on Twitter today. It’s no surprise, considering Zendaya made it to the finals with Valentin as her dance partner in the 16th season of the show!

“Everyone make sure you get your call votes in too just in case they try & pull a Zendaya on us,” one user tweeted about tonight’s finale, alluding to Zendaya‘s elimination in which only phone votes were counted.

“I know that’s right,” Z tweeted in response. “#TeamValMani let’s gooooo.”

Zendaya has previously said that she believes Normani and Valentin will win this season — so long as Val doesn’t get hangry.

Watch (and vote #Valmani) at 8/7c. tonight!