Zendaya, Stan Lee, and the Mary Jane Watson controversy

Ever since The Wrap posted a story on August 18 claiming that Zendaya would be playing Spidey’s love interest Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming third reboot of the Spider-Man series, there’s been a lot of buzz both for and against the casting choice. Specifically, the controversy has centered on the idea of using a biracial actress to play the ultimate girl next door character – a character who has previously always been portrayed as white. It was already known that Zendaya, whose background is African-American, German, and Scottish, was cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but her role was supposed to be that of a character called “Michelle.”

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Anya Wassenberg

Freelance writer & singer