LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Zendaya's role in Spider-Man: Homecoming has reportedly been revealed.
Sources told The Wrap the 19-year-old actress will portray Mary Jane Watson, the love interest of Peter Parker (Tom Holland), aka Spider-Man, a role played by Kirsten Dunst in the three Spider-Man movies directed by Sam Raimi.
Insiders reported a recent draft of the film's script features Zendaya's character hinting at her identity as Mary Jane. Sony, which is co-producing the movie with Marvel, declined to comment.
Zendaya was first linked to the new reboot in March. Sources told Deadline at the time that the K.C. Undercover star had landed a "key role," but her character was said to be named Michelle.
Spider-Man: Homecoming follows Raimi's 2002-2007 Spider-Man trilogy with Tobey Maguire in the starring role and The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, released in 2012 and 2014, starring Andrew Garfield. Holland debuted as the new Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.
"There's going to be things from both Tobey and Andrew's character that I'm going to steal," the 20-year-old actor previously told Variety. "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and [criticism] just give me more motivation to prove them wrong."
Zendaya is best known for playing K.C. Cooper on Disney Channel's K.C. Undercover, which is in the midst of its second season. She also released a self-titled debut album in 2013.