Fans React to Zendaya Being Cast as Mary Jane Watson in Upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
Movies| | By Brian Delpozo
Heroes & great characters come in every color— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) August 19, 2016
& they are for EVERYONE.
There's nothing about Peter Parker or Mary Jane
that HAS to be white.
Zendaya is the first black woman to star in the Spider-Man series AND she's going to play Mary Jane. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY— ,, (@riversholland) August 18, 2016
Since Mary Jane is being played by a Black woman, can MLK be played by a White man in a next movie about him?— Jason Bergkamp (@keksec__org) August 19, 2016
However, many on Twitter were ready to respond to the trolling, with one in particular delivering a “drop the mic” worthy tweet.
@GeeksOfColor Nope. Still looks fuck all like MJ. Sorry, but MJ is a white red head. Why can't we just keep characters the same?— Matt Blake (@mattblake94) August 19, 2016
Spider-Man: Homecoming teams Zendaya with Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover, and Robert Downey Jr. and is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.
If Mary Jane isn't white with red hair the whole story of a dude who gets bit by a magic spider then wears a leotard falls apart— Todd Jacobs (@Todd_J) August 19, 2016