For months, fans have been speculating that Zendaya will be playing a black Mary Jane Watson. Turns out, the actress-singer claims that she won’t be playing a love interest in “Spider-Man: Homecoming“.
So who will Peter Parker end up asking to the homecoming dance? It appears that “Homecoming” is setting up a new love arc for the web-slinger. Sources are also saying that neither Mary Jane Watson or Gwen Stacey will be making an appearance his time around.
According to Latino Review, Liz Allan (played by Laura Harrier) will be the girl that Peter Parker is interested in. Although this piece of information hasn’t been officially confirmed, one thing we know for sure – we’ll definitely will see Peter interacting with Liz as one of his high school classmates.
Liz Allan may not be as popular as Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacey in the list of Spider-Man’s love interest, but she came before them in the earlier comic book series. As per Spidey lore, Peter had the hots for Liz, who was dating schoolyard bully Flash Thompson at the time.
Seeing as how Spider-Man is still in high school and in his early crime-fighting career, it would make sense for Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures to take a cue from the classic Stan Lee and Steve Ditko comic book arc and use Liz as the superhero’s main romantic interest.
It will be interesting to see how this all-new cinematic romance unfolds when “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theatres on 7th July 2017.