Spider-Man New Spider-Man Film Reportedly Adds Zendaya written by Sean Gerber March 7, 2016 The first solo Spider-Man film after the character’s Marvel Cinematic Universe introduction in Captain America: Civil War will be starting production within a few months to be ready for its July 7, 2017 release. That means we can expect a number of casting rumors and announcements to trickle out, beginning with reports today that Zendaya has been added to the still untitled film. Zendaya is best known for her work on Disney Channel series Shake it Up and K.C. Undercover. She joins a cast that already includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. There are no details on her role just yet, but sources tell Variety that Zendaya is not playing a love interest to Peter Parker or a lead role. She is playing a role that is expected to get bigger as the series carries on. Zendaya, like Holland, is still very young at age 19 and looks even younger. It’s obvious that she is likely a Midtown High classmate of Parker’s to start. The report that her role will get bigger in future movies suggests Zendaya’s character could evolve into another superhero or villain. If Marvel Studios is looking to give Spider-Man a super-powered ally, Zendaya could be playing the role of Ava Ayala, also known as White Tiger. The character already appears regularly on Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. This does not guarantee a leap to movies, but it’s as good of a guess as I’ve got right now. Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are partnering on this Spider-Man film, which will be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and former Sony Pictures boss Amy Pascal are producing. New Spider-Man Film Reportedly Adds Zendaya was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Meet Team Cap In Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Character Posters next post J.K. Simmons Joins JUSTICE LEAGUE As Commissioner Gordon You may also like Spidey Reboot Offically Titled SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING April 12, 2016 Spider-Man Will Be Joined By His Amazing... April 8, 2016 Denied Rumor: Drew Goddard Writing And Directing... March 2, 2015 Sony And Marvel Make A Deal: Spider-Man... February 9, 2015 Marvel & Sony Have Officially Found Their... June 23, 2015 Tom Holland Is Spider-Man, For Real August 19, 2016 Spider-Man: The New Deal Is The Best... February 10, 2015 Amy Pascal Leaving Sony, Staying On As... February 5, 2015 Sony And Marvel Narrowing Down The SPIDER-MAN... April 22, 2015 MMM #240: Welcome Home, Spider-Man! You’re In... February 9, 2015 Adrian Edmondson Sounds good . We may finally get a good to excellent Spider-Man film since the original and SM2 Nayan Desai Do we think it could be the Black Cat? We have yet to see any iteration of that character on film and a fresh spidey reboot may be just the way to do it.