Following today's announcement that singer/actress Zendaya (19) has joined Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot starring Tom Holland (19), Variety has revealed new details about her role. Skepticism was the initial thought when it was revealed that Zendaya would play a character named "Michelle" but that just might be the case. According to Variety, Zendaya WILL NOT play a love interest for Tom Holland's Peter Parker nor will she be a lead character in the film. However, her character will play a big part in future installments.
An interesting development. If Zendaya's character is not a love interest in the initial film, could she become one in latter installments? Of all the Peter Parker love interests, we have yet to see Liz Allen, whom many Spider-Man fans believe Zendaya is playing. There's also the character, Michelle Gonzales, who has past romantic history with the web-slinger (perhaps the story is as simple as that).