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New Mary Jane Watson for Spider-Man Homecoming (Also, Shocker?!)

The casting hasn’t been officially announced yet, and I suppose it could change, but word has slipped that actor Zendaya will play Mary Jane in Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. Sounds fine by me.

I don’t know anything about Zendaya — like why she seems to only have one name — but I am perfectly fine with this casting. In fact, I’m really only writing this story so that I can put down my mark and make it totally clear that this fat, grumbly comic book nerd is totally and 100% fine with Zendaya being cast as the white, red-haired Mary Jane Watson.

She doesn’t need to die her hair or put on a red wig. She doesn’t need to do anything. Heck, I don’t even need her to say the “jackpot” line. If this is who Marvel has cast as Mary Jane Watson then I have total and utter faith in that decision. They have never failed at casting before, and they’re not about to start now.

So yeah, Zendaya as Mary Jane sounds good to me.

Also, if I can tack this one here, a potential leak has revealed that actor Bokeem Woodbine will be playing the Shocker! That’s amazing! Woodbine was absolutely fantastic in Season 2 of the Fargo TV show, and I would love him as the Shocker!

That casting is a bit less confident, and I really hope Marvel actually officializes some of these announcements soon. No need to keep secrets.

Also, while we’re on the subject, Season 2 of Fargo is bloody brilliant; some of the best, most gripping television I’ve watched in quite some time. And Bokeem Woodbine is responsible for a lot of that, along with the guy who played Nite-Owl in the Watchmen movie.

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