For the second time in less than 15 years, Spider-Man is being rebooted for a film franchise. But the good news is that, this time around, Peter Parker/Spidey will be played by an actual teenager – Tom Holland – and the reboot is attached to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has such a high batting average at the moment that they practically can’t miss. [Let’s pretend Iron Man 2 didn’t happen.]
As the first film of the new franchise comes together, the project’s starting to bring together its cast. Deadline reports that Zendaya Coleman has been cast as a lead in the upcoming film alongside Holland. Early reports claim that she’ll be playing a character named Michelle. This is great news given Zendaya’s growing popularity and adds to the much needed diversity to comic book products.