Spider-Man Homecoming, is all set to release on the 7th of July 2016. With just under a year to go, there’s word that, Zendaya, the teen sensation from, the Disney Channel series “Shake It Up!” and “K.C. Undercover,” was cast to play the role. However, it isn’t confirmed yet, and both Marvel and her agents are declining or affirming the same.
To us, she doesn’t seem like a “Mary Jane”. Leaving out color and race aside, we don’t believe she has the acting chops to pull of that role. The last Mary Jane was Kirsten Dunst, and she was a serious misfit for the role. So while we may have a stellar Spider-Man on the books, we’re still looking for the right Mary Jane. Having said that, we believe, here are
5 Actresses Who Should be Playing Mary Jane in Spider-Man Homecoming
#5. Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne made a name for herself as a child actress in various Disney projects. Her profile has risen over the years, and now at the age of 18, it’s clear she is keen to shake off her Disney girl image, by taking on some grittier parts.She bears a fairly strong resemblance to the comic book version of Mary Jane as well. But, worth noting that she’s expressed her desire at some point to also play a female Deadpool.
#4. Lily Collins
The 27-year-old actress is widely known for her portrayal of Clary Fray in 2013’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and she’s also starred in Priest, Abduction, Mirror Mirror, Stuck in Love, and The English Teacher. She’s got that balance of girl next door, plus the right superstar factor that could very well make her a success. But might be hard for her to pull off the age factor being 27 and all.
#3. Alexis Knapp
With red hair, she’s got the perfect look to play Mary Jane. The beautiful 26-year-old actress and singer is best known for playing Stacie Conrad in both Pitch Perfect and its sequel, Pitch Perfect 2. She’s also known for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Couples Retreat, The Anomaly, and Project X.
#2. Holland Roden
She’s the one they picked In 2013 for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but shot down the role. Of course they then settled on Shailene Woodley, but Holland was the real people’s choice! Wonder if she would have rethought the role now? Doesn’t she look perfect folks?
Now, our #1 pick was made keeping in mind, the star power she’d bring to the role, and not to mention her acting prowess as well. But also the fact that we totally see her growing into multiple facets of the Mary Jane role, much like in the comics.
#1. Emma Watson
Everyone knows her for playing Hermione Granger in all the Harry Potter films, but if you haven’t seen those, the 26-year-old is also well known for her roles The Tale of Despereaux, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Noah – she can certainly hold her own as an actress. Emma Watson has it all to play the next Mary Jane.
Do you agree with our list? Let us know in the comments.
You said, no? Well, who would you pick? Eva Marie?